[svlug] StarOffice Filter for Visio files?

James Leone linuxcpa at netscape.net
Wed Jan 15 14:49:18 PST 2003


Just a 'shot in the dark' / 'hail Mary' type thing...

There is a program called Dia that appears to me to be similar to Visio.

Look it up, you might get lucky!

James Leone

Ixanian Craig Nichols wrote:

>Greg Herlein wrote:
>>Anyone know a way to get visio files into some app in
>>linux?  Google's not helping me find much, so I'm hoping someone
>>has a trick.
>Not exactly, no. The only options I've found so far (in a very little bit of 
>looking) are:
>    - Open the file in Visio and save it to a different format. Visio groks
>      several portable formats, such as eps, ps, vml, dwg/dxf (AutoCAD),
>      jpg, gif, tif, png, bmp, and html.
>    - Use VMWare, Win4Lin or WINE to start Visio.
>    - Have the person giving you the file save it in a non-proprietary format
>      first (good luck).
>None of these are great options, I know. Sorry. If you can get the Visio files 
>into a CAD format, there are CAD programs for linux (such as linuxcad), but I 
>can't comment on the pricing, availability, or usability of any of them.
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