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From Denny <ddani...@magic.fr>
Subject Re: Orthogonal Question: SVG from Powerpoint?
Date Wed, 11 Jul 2001 11:20:33 GMT
thanks Peter! good luck with your projects! Let us know if you find
something better than webdraw or a text editor for generating SVG!

Denny

Peter Becker wrote:
> 
> Hello Denny,
> 
> no, I usually go either straight for the source or I use WebDraw to get
> a starting point. Since WebDraws rendering is sometimes quite different
> from Batiks interpretation I always end up writing the SVG in a text
> editor :-( The SVG I use is usually rather small so it is still ok (I
> just generate buttons/banners for websites).
> 
> HTH,
>   PeterB
> 
> PS: since this gets rather OT I propose you sent further questions in
> this direction directly to me.
> 
> Denny wrote:
> >
> > Hello Peter!
> >
> > Thanks for your comments! I was looking really hard at open office...but
> > it doesn't have a dbase element like SO 5.2 but then again I hesitate to
> > jump into it now...waiting for 6.0 and full XML conformation (!?).
> >
> > Do you use SO 5.2 for generating SVG at all?
> >
> > Cheers
> > Denny
> >
> > Peter Becker wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello Denny,
> > >
> > > after Thierrys post I tried some SVG exports with OpenOffice build 632
> > > on Windows 98. Results where quite good, some problems arose with
> > > gradient fills (sometimes not bounded, exported as paths that don't
> > > scale well), otherwise I had no problems. I didn't try the PPT import
> > > but probably they kept the filters from StarOffice 5.x which did a
> > > reasonable well job with the important parts.
> > >
> > > AFAIK there will be no official OpenOffice release lower than 6 -- the
> > > other releases are the commercial StarOffice releases by
> > > StarDivision/Sun (which will continue in a Mozilla/Netscape or
> > > Netbeans/Forte fashion). The current builds seem rather stable and
> > > usable, although I didn't test them too hard ;-)
> > >
> > > Seems to be a nice free way to get SVGs -- once you get accustomed to
> > > the cluttered user interface ;-) More (including downloads) on
> > > http://www.openoffice.org
> > >
> > > SO 5.2 is still my favored conversion tool for Windows *g* -- maybe I'll
> > > switch to OpenOffice now.
> > >
> > > HTH,
> > >   PeterB
> > >
> > > Denny wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Which version of openoffice ? The latest? Is it Win 98 compatible? I was
> > > > under the impression that svg was on hold until Open Off. 6...
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > > > Denny
> > > >
> > > > Thierry Kormann wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > On Monday 02 July 2001 20:58, John Robert Gardner, Architect wrote:
> > > > > > I've been using Batik to view some very elegant slides that
resemble the
> > > > > > usual powerpoint look and feel - does anyone know of programs
that take
> > > > > > ppt and convert to SVG?  E.g., does Illustrator 9 + "some plugin"
do
> > > > > > this?
> > > > >
> > > > > OpenOffice can import ppt files and export svg.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thierry.
> > > > >
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