From: Caolan McNamara (caolan at domain csn.ul.ie)
Date: Wed 05 Sep 2001 - 09:54:51 IST
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?
> > Regards,
> > Ruairi
> 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.
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