Issue 4658 - Improve Draw - add FIG and EPS display
Summary: Improve Draw - add FIG and EPS display
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P5 (lowest) Trivial with 7 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: rfe_eval_ok, third_party_support
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-05-08 18:56 UTC by lars
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:34 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description lars 2002-05-08 18:56:23 UTC

did sth. change in Oo Draw since StarDraw 3.1 ?        No ?

Then throw it away.

Or do sth better than PaintShop Pro  (I must wittness the same plain old old 
boring image-filter).
Comment 1 bettina.haberer 2002-05-13 12:58:15 UTC
No constructive comment.
Comment 2 bettina.haberer 2002-05-13 12:58:26 UTC
Comment 3 lars 2002-05-13 17:23:02 UTC
Think about it!

What do want to be doing with Draw?

What's your goal?

A software which doesn't do anything better and which offers less 
than an (already freely) existing software isn't needed by anyone.

I can elaborate, if you are  interested   .  . .    ?
Comment 4 motyl 2002-07-13 08:32:01 UTC
Draw is needed at least as application displaying vector graphics
imported from other programs and allowing to make simple
modifications. Then the functionality is not so important, but the
supported import and export formats are critical.

At the moment: for example it does not display EPS files and does not
support a popular .FIG format. The formats supported seem to be
orthogonal to those used in other free vector graphics programs.

If I could display and print  openooffice doduments containing
embedded .fig files I would not really need Draw.
Comment 5 lars 2002-07-14 14:00:05 UTC
I mentioned in Issue 6300 that I wrote in Issue 6298 the following, 
which is the "elaboration" I "offered" to give in the 3rd add. 
comment here:

- graphics editing functionality is lacking on the interaction side 
  with apps such as spreadsheet and on Draw itself. Draw is not as 
  easy (and not as powerful I've got the feeling) to handle as 
  Paintshop Pro, so that I am using that app. to do my bitmap 
  manipulations I need to do to insert bitmaps into Calc; that's not 
  efficient for small tasks (ie. changing some pixel colors) when 
  wanting to do some work.
  So the Draw-functionality (incl. o.c. interact. with other 
  app.s ...) should be improved (for example there is no link 
  (context menu entry) in bitmaps in Calc saying "edit with draw) - 
  could you redirect this information to relevant people for 
  consideration ?

Just so to give a reason for the first few comments.

The  new  main  request  of this issue is in the summary :

   add FIG and EPS display

 (my criticism of Draw remains though)
Comment 6 lars 2002-08-20 17:31:49 UTC
any revelations? look at new summary and last comment from July!
Comment 7 wolframgarten 2002-08-21 08:27:10 UTC
Reassigned to Falko.
Comment 8 falko.tesch 2003-09-23 16:06:52 UTC
There are no plans to enhance the filter capabilities of Draw for 2.0.
Therefore re-targeted to Office later with Prio 5.
Comment 9 motyl 2003-10-03 23:10:20 UTC
What about at least displaing the preview of embedded EPS files? Lots
of other programs do it. It should be enough to just pass that EPS via
"gs" and display a bitmap. You really do not have to reinvent the
wheel here.  And under Windows - well either there is gs there, or you
just display the same white rectangle as now.
Comment 10 bettina.haberer 2003-10-10 09:19:35 UTC
Issue pre-approved, taken for Office later.
Comment 11 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:52:36 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".