Issue 5232 - clipart is lacking
Summary: clipart is lacking
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 5 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 9152 9411 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2002-05-23 23:08 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2017-10-18 18:00 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Issue Type: TASK
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Description Unknown 2002-05-23 23:08:58 UTC
I'm involved in a project to put desktop linux machines in the hands of
grassroots organizers in Mexico Missouri.  Talking with the lead organizer
today, one of her major complaints, which I think will hold true for many users,
is that there's no clipart included with Open Office.

For what it's worth, I'd be happy to help resolve this if needed.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-05-18 14:25:30 UTC
Reporter, is this problem still actual for you?
If not, the issue should be colosed by OOo-staff, because there seems
to be no other interest in this issue.
Comment 2 stefan.baltzer 2003-06-04 14:26:58 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 3 scarr 2003-06-26 04:28:31 UTC
*** Issue 9411 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 scarr 2003-06-26 04:32:00 UTC
Setting this to the Documentation component.  This is where things
like this should be set.  

You can also check the site for other
templates and clipart.
Comment 5 scarr 2003-06-26 04:34:23 UTC
Setting this as TASK so it shows in the Task List for the
Documentation team.
Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2003-07-07 17:43:26 UTC
*** Issue 9411 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 Unknown 2003-11-04 17:42:47 UTC
I am interested in designing basic clipart pictures for people to add 
to letters etc. 
Comment 8 niendo 2003-11-06 14:48:03 UTC
for free cliparts. 
Comment 9 niendo 2003-11-06 14:49:49 UTC
for free cliparts. 
Comment 10 silverton 2004-05-28 16:38:26 UTC
This is not a trivial issue, it is THE major issue keeping many of my customers 
from adopting OO.  OO absolutely MUST be able to properly open MS Office 
documents that make use of clip art.  I've lost yet another potential convert 
just this week.  Too sad.
Comment 11 scarr 2004-05-28 19:25:04 UTC
This is not a problem with Clip Art lacking.  This sounds like an issue where
the clipart in the Doc was not opened properly, which should be reported to the
framework project.  Clipart in a Word Doc is a part of the doc itself, not
referenced from the Users local Clipart gallery.

The fact that Clipart is not part of OOo shouldn't cause this kind of issue.  If
your clients want clipart, there are several CD's that can be purchased with
1000's of clipart on them.

For OOo to have clipart, we would need to find a volunteer willing to create
several types of graphics for OOo use.  
Comment 12 silverton 2004-05-28 21:40:58 UTC
> This is not a problem with Clip Art lacking.  This sounds like an issue where
> the clipart in the Doc was not opened properly, which should be reported to 
> the framework project.  Clipart in a Word Doc is a part of the doc itself, not
> referenced from the Users local Clipart gallery.

Sorry for the stupid questions, but should I cross-post the comments to
framework, or do you generally pass along such comments to the appropriate group?  

While the technical solution here may not be in the domain of the Clip Art
working group, the practical problem *is* with clip art.  Everyday small and
medium business customers, like the ones that pay my bills, absolutely demand
that when they open an OO document that came from a Word user, they see the
exact same document.  That's the core "user experience" requirement, anyway,
with respect to Clip Art. :)

Thanks for all the great work!
Comment 13 scarr 2004-05-28 21:53:03 UTC
I see no stupid questions.

Please create an issue under Framework project.  Include a document that
"Doesn't Look Right" as well as a PDF or Screen Shot of what is messed up with
the file.  If at all possible...

The more information you can provide like this the easier it'll be to duplicate
the issue and ultimately fix it.
Comment 14 scarr 2004-08-19 20:25:07 UTC
There is now a new Art project located at
<>.  Thanks.  Marking this as Wont Fix for
the Documentation project, because it is being taken care of somewhere else.
Comment 15 kmp589 2005-06-02 21:27:54 UTC
The Art project in Marketing has nothing to do with Clipart for end users. 
Comment 16 chadhaatvedt 2005-06-06 04:11:54 UTC
I strongly suggest that OOo use the resources of the OpenClipart Library that
can be found at  The openclipart library project
provides thousands of clipart images.  This project aims to create an archive of
clip art that can be used for free for any use.

All graphics submitted to the project should be placed into the Public Domain
according to the statement by the Creative Commons.

Rather than try to come up with separate graphic images for OOo, just provide
instructions on how to download and install the openclipart library.

I would be happy to do so if you are interested.

Comment 17 grsingleton 2005-08-27 20:49:43 UTC
Added link to OpenClipart in Samples and templates page in DOC Project webpages.
Comment 18 grsingleton 2005-08-27 21:10:07 UTC
*** Issue 9152 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 19 zoeb 2007-08-07 05:58:27 UTC
im a middle school student and need art for my projects. clipart or some sort of
picture program would be nice.

i use Ubuntu and when i click on pictures, no clipart is listed. i can choose a
file or a scan, but no included clipart options. WHY???
Comment 20 Uwe Fischer 2007-08-07 11:24:07 UTC
After some years, there is still no clipart supplied with OOo. The Gallery is
almost empty, and when you choose Insert - Picture - From File, there is not a
single picture to be seen.
If this is intended behavior close this as WONTFIX, else please find some
clipart files with a proper license and include them with the OOo distribution.
Comment 21 kami911 2007-09-27 18:23:10 UTC
You can download an use our stuffs:
Comment 22 jeanweber 2009-08-17 23:24:09 UTC
From the documentation point of view, the only thing we can do is put some
pointers to places where people can get clipart and tell them how to get it into
the Gallery. The user guide chapters on graphics (esp. the one in Getting
Started) talk about the Gallery but not about clipart.

If users' expectations are to find clipart under Insert > Picture, then again
the info in the chapters on using graphics needs modification.

It's a similar problem to the lack of templates shipped with OOo, but the user
guides do make reference to extensions etc as places to get them, and how to
deal with them.

I consider this to be an enhancement to the user docs, so I will pursue it. Can
someone (Clayton?) assign this issue to me? 
Comment 23 smaug42 2009-08-18 08:20:42 UTC
Comment 24 bernhard 2009-08-21 21:13:20 UTC
stumbling over this issue by chance, I'd like to point to a related discussion
on (as the thread has been broken by my webmailer
please search for "Clipart repository"):

The Art Project is interested in providing clipart - hopefully this might end in
better/more clipart included in the main application.

We start collecting them at our wiki page, as long as there is no better place: - it is not really
active now, but possibly soon...

Best regards 
Comment 25 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:29:21 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".
Comment 26 oooforum (fr) 2017-10-18 14:07:38 UTC
For me, this issue is obsolete.
Since AOO 4.x, we retreived Gallery from Lotus Symphony.
As comment 21 you can get a lot of cliparts through extension: