[OT] documents for the general public need to be generally readable

Chris Mohler cr33dog at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 18:14:55 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:43 PM, Robert Hodgins
<ehodgins at telusplanet.net> wrote:
>> One of the best formats we have for sharing documents is Inkscapes. It
>> can scale to any size and it can embed bitmap graphics. The only thing
>> that it can't do in embed spreadsheets. On the other hand if the
>> spreadsheet output vector graphics then that could work too. Naturally
>> this ideas has no momentum and will never happen.
> Try this with openoffice:
> In Calc, select the cells you are interested in. Copy and paste into
> Draw. That Draw file can be exported as a png. (Not Save As!) The png
> can be opened in Inkscape.

I'll do you one better.  Make a selection in Calc, print to file, save
the .ps file - then open the .ps file in Inkscape.

Just in case you ever want to blow a spreadsheet up to billboard size
:)  Of course, the text is a little wonky - but if you just need a
graphic that's scalable in Inkscape, the above method works OK.


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