what happened to my drawing

Les hlhowell at pacbell.net
Wed Nov 7 01:20:17 UTC 2007

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.
> <Joe
Hi, Joe,
	I used the "Add to Panel" function for custom Application launcher.
The program (at least as 
installed by default here) is /usr/lib/openoffice.org/program/sdraw.bin
I named it "Draw" and used the icon "Tomboy.png" which resembles a
pencil on a pad of post-its.

That should do the trick for me and anyone else who wants it.

Thanks for your help.

Les H

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