what happened to my drawing
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Tue Nov 6 22:10:10 UTC 2007
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
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
>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
There was, IIRC fairly recently, and article I read someplace because Inkscape
had been taken back private, no longer gpl'd. 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.
>If you do did figure out what happened, can certify that it's a
>repeatable problem, you should probably add it to bugzilla.
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