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Re: what happened to my drawing



On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 18:10 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Tuesday 06 November 2007, Craig White wrote:
> >On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 12:32 -0800, Les wrote:
> >> On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 13:42 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> >> > On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 16:38 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> > > On Tuesday 06 November 2007, Les wrote:
> >> > > >HI, everyone,
> >> > > >	I had a drawing I created in OO draw, and wanted to edit it.  I
> >> > > > opened it, made the changes, then saved it.  I was talking to my
> >> > > > wife during this process, and a message window came up saying that
> >> > > > some bits might not be saved in the PNG format.  I clicked OK, and
> >> > > > closed the application after the save.
> >> > > >	Later I came back to work on it, and the drawing had a size of 0. 
> >> > > > It was gone.  Now, I'm no artist, so it takes me a long time to
> >> > > > generate a drawing I can use for something, on the order of days. 
> >> > > > In this case I lost a week or so's work.  So I thought, maybe OO
> >> > > > draw saved a temp version.  I thought I can just open OO draw and
> >> > > > maybe recapture the whole thing.  However I cannot find Open Office
> >> > > > draw either.  I have Calendar, Dia diagram editor, Invest Chart,
> >> > > > J-Pilot, Presentation, Project Management, Spreadsheet, Tasks, and
> >> > > > Word Processing under the Office menue of Applications.  I already
> >> > > > tried removing and
> >> > > >re-installing Open Office Draw using the Applications-add/remove
> >> > > >software tool, but no joy.
> >> > > >
> >> > > >	I am sure I have a copy on my backup, so I can recover the drawing,
> >> > > > but what gives with Open Office Draw?  Am I the only one with this
> >> > > > problem? Where would I invoke OO draw directly?
> >> > > >
> >> > > >Regards,
> >> > > >Les H
> >> > >
> >> > > If its any consolation Les, I just checked my kmenu display and draw
> >> > > is indeed missing.  I didn't notice cuz I'm even less of an artist.
> >> >
> >> > ----
> >> > yum install openoffice.org-draw
> >> >
> >> > skip the morning caffeine?
> >>
> >> Will yum install something different than the updated RPM's?  I did the
> >> install from the applications - add/remove software already.
> >
> >----
> >The yum install openoffice.org-draw was to satisfy Gene's diversion,
> >which he trumped with the notion that he installed the OOo rpm's,
> >discussion of which makes his commentary 100% irrelevant but what the
> >hey.
> >
> What I was saying is that it is also missing from the OOo-2.3.0 release from 
> OpenOffice.org.  If they are no longer maintaining it, then it stands to 
> reason that the fedora rpms might not have it if and when they get to the 
> 2.3.0 stage.
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openoffice.org-draw isn't missing from fedora packages, it's just
packaged separately. I don't know what the packaging looks like from
OOo. Since OP and I don't use OOo's packages, it isn't germane to the
discussion. OP stated he was able to uninstall/install
openoffice.org-draw...subject closed.
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> 
> >I haven't used openoffice.org-draw very much but haven't had the
> >experience you found but I got the impression that the suggestions made
> >by Joe Smith are more to your solving your issue. Lately I've been using
> >inkscape.
> 
> There was, IIRC fairly recently, and article I read someplace because Inkscape 
> had been taken back private, no longer gpl'd.  
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link ?   diversion ?

I thought I would have heard about that since Ted Gould is a member of
the Phoenix Linux Users Group.
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> Lambasted them I believe was 
> the terminology used.  I had it installed for a while and what it did, it did 
> very well, but in my case, printer formatting was at best, broken.
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It's hard to use object oriented graphics when you live in a bit-mapped
world.

Craig


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