[Clipart] help a dummy
Jonadab the Unsightly One
jonadab at bright.net
Mon Dec 5 06:19:24 PST 2005
Open Clip Art Library Feedback Form <noreply at openclipart.org> writes:
> I wish to use [OpenOffice.org Impress] instead of Power Point... How
> I download and install Clip Art Package to use for my presentations?
At this time, OpenOffice.org does not directly import .svg files.
However, you could use a program such as Inkscape (which also is free)
to render the .svg files into a bitmapped format, such as .png, which
OpenOffice can use (via Insert->Graphics->From File in OO.o 1.1, or
Insert->Picture->From File in OO.o 2.0).
> Some "recipe" please??? For instance: for Linux download XXXpackage;
> use YYYapp for extract to a new file and put that in ZZZ dir with the
> next commands...
Download two things, Inkscape and the latest Open Clip Art Library:
Install Inkscape as per the instructions on the Inkscape site.
I guess you already have OpenOffice, if not get and install that also.
Now (for Linux) open a terminal window and do this at the bash prompt:
tar -xjvf ~/path/to/downloads/openclipart-0.18-svgonly.tar.bz2
Use Inkscape to browse the clipart. When you find one you want to use
in your presentation, pull down the File menu and choose Export Bitmap...
Specify how large you want it to be (for on-screen presentations, the
number of pixels you want the graphic to take up on the screen) and
export to ~/temp.png
Now go into your presentation in OpenOffice.org Impress and pull down
the Insert menu. Choose Graphics (or Picture, if you have 2.0) then
>From File. Select ~/temp.png
It is hoped that OpenOffice will eventually allow you to just use the
.svg images as they stand, but at this time the only working
implementation of that can't go into the official OpenOffice.org
release for arcane political reasons (having to do with the licensing
of the implementation language), so this probably will not be resolved
during the 2.x timeframe unless someone re-implements the filter.
An alternative solution is to get the filter yourself and install it
into OpenOffice.org 2.0 (it won't work with 1.1), so that you can
import .svg images directly into OpenOffice. Bernhard Haumacher
posted a link to the filter to this list a while back; check the
archives if you are interested in that solution. You will also need
the latest Java virtual machine from Sun Microsystems to make it work.
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