[Clipart] Installing Clip Arts

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Wed Jan 25 15:17:41 PST 2006

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Momo, adding these coments to the wiki would be great. If we don't have
page about working with OpenOffice.org, we should. Adding your following
info to this will give us a nice way to email ppl. a link with the
correct info, since we get this question so much.



On Fri, 2006-01-13 at 21:22 +0100, 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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