Ubu - need a visio reader

Owen Townend owen.townend at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 02:31:11 UTC 2008

On 3/5/08, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On 03/04/2008 01:44 PM, Owen Townend wrote:
> > On 3/5/08, jack <tdldev at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Both efforts worked very well! The images were enough to be able to get
> >> eyes on these drawings. The import (thanks Owen!) were fine, but dia
> was
> >> not able to do anything more than make a mangled image with them. I'm
> >> guessing that dia still has a bit of work left to make the claim that
> it
> >> truly works. I'll try OOo on them as well, just to see if OO does
> >> something different.
> >>
> >>
> >> Jack
> >
> > Hey,
> >   No worries, glad I could help.
> >   Perhaps there's a better file type to export to that may help...
> >   Otherwise you may have luck using the Visio2003 Viewer in wine.
> >
> Tried that last night -- the viewer requires IE/Internet Exploder of all
> things to view the file, that's why I ended up booting into windows.
> However, if you export the vsd as dxf he should be able to open in OOo
> Draw with no problem.
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  Saving to .dxf doesn't re-open correctly in Visio so I'm not really
suprised that he didn't seem to have any luck with OOo.
  Can anyone think of another way?


Available Visio save-as formats
(typed from the drop-down box)

Drawing (*.vsd)
Stencil (*.vss)
Template (*.vst)
XML Drawing (*.vdx)
XML Stencil (*.vsx)
XML Template (*.vtx)
Visio 2002 Drawing (*.vsd)
Visio 2002 Stencil (*.vss)
Visio 2002 Template (*.vst)
Scalable Vector Graphics (*.vsg)
Scalable Vector Graphics - Compressed (*.svgz)
AutoCAD Drawing (*.dwg)
AutoCAD Interchange (*.dxf)
Web Page (*.htm; *.html)
Compressed Enhanced Metafile (*.emz)
Enhanced Metafile (*.emf)
Graphics Interchange Format (*.gif)
JPEG File Intechange Format (*.jpg)
Portable Network Graphics (*.png)
Tag Image File Format (*.tif)
Windows Bitmap (*.bmp; *.dib)
Windows Metafile (*.wmf)
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