Inkscape: A Vector Drawing Tool

How can I save a vector image from Inkscape that can be imported into OpenOffice?

Asked by Kavoura on 2009-06-12

When using Inkscape there are not many formats that the file can be saved in, and even though it offers OpenDocument Drawing, this format is not supported by OpenOffice Writer. I need to export a vector graphic from Inkscape to OpenOffice Writer, how do I do it? There should be more export options in Inkscape, e.g. Enhanced MetaFile, Windows MetaFile.

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pbhj (pbhj) said : #1

Vector formats are under File > Save As ... , raster (PNG) is File > Export.

If you look you'll see WMF, EPS, PDF, etc..

One of the options is ODG, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that might be the one you want ;0)>

IIRC Openoffice.org is intending to include an SVG import filter, it may even be available now as an extension.

Did you bother to look?

Kavoura (david-daking) said : #2

Thanks for your response. I did now find an SVG import filter for
OpenOffice, but I could not import ODG into Writer, but I did manage to
open an ODG file in OpenOffice Draw.

When choosing Save As in Inkscape, I get the following file extension
choices (some of which are listed more than once under different names):
svg
svgz
ps
eps
pdf
pov
odg
tex
zip
dxf
gpl
xcf
xaml
ai
epsi

I could not find an option to save as WMF.

I am using Inkscape 0.46 on Ubuntu 8.04.

David King

pbhj wrote:
> Your question #74094 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/74094
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> pbhj requested for more information:
> Vector formats are under File > Save As ... , raster (PNG) is File >
> Export.
>
> If you look you'll see WMF, EPS, PDF, etc..
>
> One of the options is ODG, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say
> that might be the one you want ;0)>
>
> IIRC Openoffice.org is intending to include an SVG import filter, it may
> even be available now as an extension.
>
> Did you bother to look?
>
>

jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #3

WMF is not available with 0.46. There's an extension choice in 0.47, but it doesn't seem to work (the file is saved as .wmf, but contains only SVG...).
OpenOffice Writer (mine is 3.0.1) has already an SVG import filter, but it doesn't work very well (masks, texts, embedded images... are not rendered).

pbhj (pbhj) said : #4

I tried and couldn't get my Inkscape drawing.odg to open (OOo says it's broken and continual tries to fix it). But OOo is a bit weird here, if you want to include an ODG drawing the you have to insert an OLE object (linked or not) AFAICT - you'd think you could do it from the picture dialog, but it seems not.

I have WMF listed in 0.47 beta but it doesn't appear to work, I'd guess I've not got a library needed or that it only works on MS Windows.

jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #5

Well, I've tested WMF format on Windows XP, and again I get an SVG source...
WMF import and export use Uniconverter (which is installed with win32 tar files and part of the default Ubuntu 9.04 install).

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