what happened to my drawing
craig at tobyhouse.com
Tue Nov 6 21:45:04 UTC 2007
On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 12:37 -0800, Les wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 16:07 -0500, Joe Smith wrote:
> > 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.
> > You really have to pay attention when managing files with OOo, because
> > it's very easy to shoot yourself in the foot. I've done it several times.
> > However, there is no way, as far as I know, to get that message when
> > creating a PNG file. Are you sure that's what happened?
> > Draw should have saved (or prompted you to save) your work as an ODF
> > file (e.g. "drawing.odg"). Have you checked for that? It also has a
> > nasty habit of saving files in unexpected places. So, it's probably
> > worth a complete search of your home directory.
> > Something like
> > $ locate *.odg
> > or
> > $ find ~ -name '*.odg'
> > should do it.
> > > ... Where would I invoke OO draw directly?
> > The Fedora 7 OOo packages don't create a desktop icon or menu item for
> > Draw. You can start any OOo app from any other OOo app, so you can
> > always use the menu or panel to start OOo Writer, then do File > New >
> > Drawing, to open Draw.
> > If you want to create a menu or launcher for Draw, you can use the
> > command "which oodraw" to locate the startup file, which for f7 should
> > be /usr/bin/oodraw.
> Thanks, Joe, This is the piece I was missing. I'll set that up now.
> The drawing was a ".png" file and I don't remember how I saved it that
> way, but that was done to allow me to put it on a server for a web
> application in HTML. Anyway, with your tip I should be able to get back
> to basics. For what it is worth, I downloaded the image from my web
> app, then converted it and then edited it, cropped it and reinstalled
> it. Took three applications, Gimp, draw, and snapshot to get what I
> wanted. And then the modifications don't quite match the original, but
> at least it is technically correct which is the most important thing for
> logical diagrams.
> I think I need to find an easier way.
PNG is very native format for Gimp. I am not certain why you would want
to move beyond there.
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