[Clipart] Installing Clip Arts

Nicu Buculei nicu at nicubunu.ro
Sat Jan 14 04:45:07 PST 2006

Carlos, you received this insightful answer on our mailing list:

momo wrote:
> Hello,
> 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! :)
> Regards,
> Molumen
> ----- 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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