[Clipart] Open Office Assocition?

Bernhard Haumacher haui at haumacher.de
Mon Oct 10 01:29:09 PDT 2005

Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> Open Clip Art Library Feedback Form <noreply at openclipart.org> writes:
>>Wondering if there is any discussion of making openclipart linkage
>>to openoffice.org?  It's a natural association of benefit to all
> OpenOffice.org has been on our affiliates list, but I am not convinced
> that it *belongs* there until the OpenOffice.org people resolve their
> SVG import (or at least embed) issue(s):
> http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2497
> http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=49991
> Without at least one of these issues being resolved, using the clipart
> in OpenOffice is cumbersome, requires additional software, and ...

These issues have awaited their resolution for a long time - but there
is good news: There is an SVG import filter plugin for OpenOffice.org
2.0 that allows to import and edit almost all of the drawings from the
Open Clip Art Library.

While not yet part of the standard distribution of OOo, it's a snap to
install the plugin into a OOo installation by any user through the
pagage manager. Just make sure, your OOo is running on top of Java 1.5:


> I have to go through using clipart in OO.o; I use tables and frames a
> *LOT* in my documents (especially in the library newsletters), so Word
> really isn't a viable option, quite aside from the obvious platform
> issue (which also is a big deal to me).

I would be happy, if you could test the filter and report your
experiences. Just make sure to File/Open a clipart and cut&paste it to
your document instead of directly using Insert/Picture/From-File:


>>Bryce Harrington wrote:
> Ah, then it sounds like the whole issue is already all taken care of?

Yes, it is. The solution is not yet perfect, but already usable. The
next release will improve the handling of gradients, which is especially
important for the "advanced" images in the Open Clip Art Library.

Best regards

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