Issue 62744 - EPS with Transparent Preview
Summary: EPS with Transparent Preview
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: All Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 82481 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2006-03-03 12:21 UTC by aln
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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.eps, that Office will not open. (248.86 KB, application/x-compressed)
2007-05-29 08:18 UTC, kpalagin
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Description aln 2006-03-03 12:21:28 UTC
Trying to insert a EPS file on Writer.
The existing EPS Preview is not shown, when this Preview is "Transparent"
Example of such EPS:

Editing the file with Illustrator and changing the Preview to "Opaque" solves 
the problem.

Writer should be able to display ALL EPS preview.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2006-03-03 12:41:38 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 lohmaier 2006-03-07 01:10:31 UTC
The preview is not transparent, it is missing (I guess).

In that case OOo cannot display the image without the use of helper programs.
(the feature of using helper programs was added for OOo 2.0.2 - so you need one
of the developer-milestones or release-candidates of OOo 2.0.2 to test, see
issue 9290)

(pstoedit or convert (from ImageMagick <>) or
ghostscript - tried in that order)

Generating the preview works fine on my linux box.

So please try to install one of the helper programs and try again.

Comment 3 lohmaier 2006-03-07 01:10:59 UTC
Comment 4 aln 2006-03-07 09:50:27 UTC
I'm sorry for reopening this issue, but...

cloph wrote:
"The preview is not transparent, it is missing (I guess)."

This is WRONG. 
The example: ooo2-logo(black-outlines).eps DOES include a preview.
The problem for OOo 2.0.1 is that this preview has a transparent background.
This can easily be checked, i.e. opening the file with

I hope that 2.0.2 will solve this problem. 
Will the "helper programs" generate a preview that already exists ?
Comment 5 aln 2006-03-09 11:26:56 UTC
Update. Testing version 2.0.2 on Windows XP
Using same example (notice: the full link must be selected !)

When inserting this EPS on Writer, a black "convert.exe" window opens briefly. 

Final result: NO PREVIEW...
Seems an open issue.
Comment 6 kpalagin 2007-05-29 08:15:43 UTC
Using OpenOffice 2.3 m211 on WinXP still no preview for .eps files at
(for example
col-pms.eps ).

Dear developers, please consider this issue for 2.3 because it is just plain 
embarassing to not being able to use our own logos in our own Office.

I am also attaching poyasOut.eps that OpenOffice can't handle (while competing 
product can).
Comment 7 kpalagin 2007-05-29 08:18:04 UTC
Created attachment 45478 [details]
.eps, that Office  will not open.
Comment 8 kpalagin 2008-01-22 13:08:34 UTC
*** Issue 82481 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***