Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2010 Archives by date, by thread · List index

On Thu, 2010-10-21 at 20:16 +0200, Mirek M. wrote:

Very nice indeed. However, I still haven't found a way to do anything
significant with it whereas I have no such problems with Draw or Visio.
But it brings the other question: Inkscape is also another vector-based
program that works with an open format. So should't LibreOffice drop the
Draw module and work instead toward a full integration with Inkscape?

I'd like LibO to keep Draw. As I see it, Draw and Inkscape are suited for
different purposes. Draw is mainly for page layout/design (like MS
Publisher) and maybe a little for diagramming (like MS Visio). Inkscape, on
the other hand, has always been more oriented towards graphic designers
Still, it'd be great if LibO had perfect SVG support. :)

Personally I use Inkscape for page layout too. The facilities for
aligning text are excellent. What would be better would be to port some
of the Draw features to Inkscape to enhance it. eg ability to export to
a wider range of file formats and of course develop presentation pages
for Impress. SVG is something Draw has never got properly to grips with
and it is important. The user interface and overall design of Inkscape
is IMHO better than Draw but since it is more recent in origin that is
not really surprising. It would also mean that we would be tapping into
the Inkscape community as well as supporting it which seems to me a more
efficient deployment of scarce resources.

Ofqual Accredited IT Qualifications
A new approach to assessment for learning - 01827 305940

You have received this email from the following company: The Learning
Machine Limited, Reg Office, 36 Ashby Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79
8AQ. Reg No: 05560797, Registered in England and Wales. 

E-mail to for instructions on how to unsubscribe
List archives are available at
All messages you send to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.