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

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 18:21:57 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 7:14 PM, Chris Mohler <cr33dog at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Chris

Cool idea. To bad about the text but easy enough to fix in inkscape,
if you want to do such a thing.

Douglas E Knapp


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