openoffice 3.0 and draw

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hello,
    at college of course they have office 2007.
    since my friend doesnt really have any money i surgested he used openoffice.
    openoffice draw is the openoffice version of draw.

    the only file formats you can save to in openoffice are staroffice and openoffice formats. i dont think publisher 2007 will be able to read those formats.
    is there anything my friend can do?
     
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  3. lodore

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  4. BlueZannetti

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    For drawing, use Powerpoint presentation. As for pub files, they're basically rich content Word docs. I really don't see the issue. Do you have a specific example?

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  5. lodore

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    Hey Blue,
    the application draw only has the file formats shown in the screenshot.
    so if my friend uses that application to create something it wont be able to be viewed by office 2007.

    i never know who is worse microsoft or sunmicrosystems. they have an agreement so why cant they use the same file formats in there programs?
     

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  6. BlueZannetti

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    It can be, if your friend does as I indicated above. Focus on the endpoint, not the path.

    The fact of the matter is that whenever I draft a graphics heavy document (think classical technical documentation in the primary scientific literature) that I'll "publish", I'll generally use Word for the text and Powerpoint/Excel for the graphics and merge the two in a final pdf in which I touch-up manipulate with full Acrobat.

    Blue
     
  7. yeow

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    Export as .bmp?
     
  8. tgell

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    Open source Publisher:
    I personally have not used this. I do not know if it can convert to Publisher.

    Code:
    http://www.scribus.net/
     
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