[Libreoffice] Export OLE objects as PDF / graphics

Cedric Bosdonnat cedric.bosdonnat.ooo at free.fr
Tue Nov 2 06:12:24 PDT 2010

Hi Cor, Gert,

On Fri, 2010-10-29 at 22:41 +0200, Cor Nouws wrote:
> It is this issue: http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3545
> AFAIR, there is also/related the wish to use the Draw drawing layer for 
> Writer too.

We want to improve the Draw drawing layer capabilities before binning it
out because there are a few things that are useful in Writer. The most
important one is to be able to layout anything inside a graphic object
in Writer.

The reason: in OOXML / docx you can have any kind of content inside a
shape (rectangle, ellipse, and so on)... In the Draw drawing layer you
can have only simple text, but in Writer you can have this for Fly
frames. Having a single way to layout both would be nice and would avoid
loosing data in some OOXML files.

And of course, each of those (FlyFrames and drawing objects) have a
different UNO API with different properties...

Cédric Bosdonnat
LibreOffice hacker
OOo Eclipse Integration developer

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