I vaguely remember that when running word, ctrl shift f9 on an object seemed
to complete the embedding of the object in the document (so no ole
dependencies). This was a while ago so it could be a totally wacky
On 10/01/2008, Brian Foster <blf at utvinternet.ie> wrote:
>> | Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2008 17:50:26 +0000
> | From: keith <keith at iol.ie>
> | > From: "Brian Foster" <blf at utvinternet.ie>
> | > I've got an M$-Worthless document (`.doc') which
> | > contains a diagram [ ... ]. I've converted the
> | > document into `.odt' using OpenOffice.org 2.3
> | > [ ... but ] OpenOffice.org doesn't let me [ edit
> | > the diagram ]; all I seem to be able to do is
> | > select the entire diagram as a single object. ;-\
> | >[ ... ]
> | > Any ideas / Suggestions / ... ?
> | Sounds like whatever meta-data was there was removed and the thing
> | converted to a bitmap.
>> that's essentially my guess as well. FWIW, when
> I select the diagram in OO.org, it says something
> like "Embedded OLE selected" (not sure what that
> is, or if it's relevant?).
>> | Prolly quicker to just re-create the thing from scratch.
>> only if I use pic(1) .... which for various
> reasons may be "unacceptable" .... I've never
> been able to get the hang of OO.org Draw.
>> | Perhaps you can just replace or overwrite the labels,
> | leaving the rest of the graphic as was?
>> yes, that's what I'm thinking. to maintain a
> consistent appearance, I'd have to replace all
> the labels, but that's do-able (and I've done
> similar things before in The Gimp, so I do have
> some idea how to do it). but *bletch*....!
>> by private e-mail I was asked if perhaps UnGroup
> did anything. that was a Good Idea, but no, it
> does not. in fact, when the diagram's selected
> (in OO.org Draw), almost all operations — including
> UnGroup — are greyed out. (this is why I suspect
> Keith's theory is correct: any meta-data there
> was has been lost.)
>> I still have the original `.doc' file. is there
> some other (Linux) tool I could use to extract
> the diagram which might preserve (or convert?
> whatever) the meta-data in a form such that I
> can then edit the diagram? if there is, what
> tool should I then use to try and edit this
> alternatively-extracted diagram?
>> ( for that matter, I should also have a PDF
> that was somehow generated (dunno how) from
> that same `.doc', in case there's a possible
> attack from that direction. )
>> thanks for the help & ideas!
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