Caolan McNamara [05/09/01 09:54 +0100]:
> On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 09:35:15AM +0100, Eamonn Shinners wrote:
> > On Wednesday 05 September 2001 14:26, you wrote:
> > >
> > > Looking for a Linux/UNIX-based Visio-a-like myself atm. Are either Kivio
> > > or Dia capable of importing Visio-created files?
> > AFAIK, neither of these could import from visio, but the last time I looked
> > was about 2 months ago.
>> visio file format is undocumented, and exceedingly unlike to be opened
> soon, but who knows. Nevertheless as an almost useless but interesting
> little feature when playing around with it more than a year ago I could
> see that visio uses ole2 structured storage, and exports by default the
> standard summary stream, which optionally can contain a wmf preview of
> the document. I believe that visio uses this feature, so while you
> cannot handle visio format document, you can grab a ole2 summary stream
> dumper and get yourself a .wmf preview of the document and play with
> that. e.g. wvSummary in the wvWare dist to dump the .wmf and libwmf to
> convert it to something else.
>> What you end up with is probably crap, but its something.
Good stuff. Thanks Caolan, Eamonn,
Will see what I can come up with.
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