[Clipart] Installing Clip Arts

momo momo at lumenstudio.net
Fri Jan 13 12:22:40 PST 2006


Your english IS good! :)

Well, to use the clipart with OpenOffice 2.0.1, you have two possibilities:

1 - Use the OpenOffice SVG import plugin. This plugin gives OpenOffice 2.0 
to import SVG graphics into text documents, spreadsheets etc. You can find 
it here http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/SVG_Import_Filter along 
with informations about the installation and use. You can aslo try to search 
in google about this SVG import plugin to find more infos. But this 
possibility has a big insufficiency: you can't edit SVG once it has been 
imported. It can reduce the amount of clipart you will be able to use since 
you won't be able to adapt it to your needs, mood, etc... Also, since this 
plugin is still in development, there may be som problems with importing 
some SVG graphics.

2 - Use Inkscape (www.inkscape.org). It is a free, simple, open source SVG 
graphic editor. With its help, you'll be able to Open, Edit, Save and even 
create your own graphics. Also, Inkscape can export graphics to PNG format, 
a bitmap format that is natively supported in OpenOffice (and almost any 
other text editor, graphic editor, browser etc...). So this way you are able 
to edit any SVG graphic from OpenClipart, and import it into OpenOffice. :)
Inkscape is very simple to learn and use. It is cross-platform, I mean it 
can be installed under Windows, Mac (OSX), and Linux. A very detailed user 
manual can be found here: 
http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/index.php (a big shout to 
Tavmjong Bah, its creator :))

Personally as an OpenOffice 2.0.1 user I use the 2nd variant (OOo+Inkscape) 
so I can recommend it to you.

I hope that this answers your question. If you'll need some more details, 
drop a mail to the mailing list! :)



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Open Clip Art Library Feedback Form" <noreply at openclipart.org>
To: <clipart at lists.freedesktop.org>
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 6:28 PM
Subject: [Clipart] Installing Clip Arts

> Name: Carlos Molina Palma
> E-mail: cmolinapalma at yahoo.com
> Hi. I'm new in this matter and I have a basic question: How I do
> install the Clip Art collection in my PC? I'm using OpenOffice 2.0 in
> windows xp sp2, fully updated, system. I'm a bit confuse about this.
> And if I want to use the SVG clip art I need a SVG application in
> order to use them, ©right? Thank in advance. Sorry, my english is not
> good.
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