Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 101900
[RFE] include support for *.vsd (ms-visio) or better exchange via *.dxf
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
could you include support for the *.vsd (ms-viso) format
and optimize the exchange via *.dxf ?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. get an email-attachment *.vsd
2. save it
3. try it to open with
dia, xfig, kivio, gimp, ...
4. install visio and save it as *.dxf for yourself
because the windows-user
do not know how to do this really great act
5. save it as *.jpg, *.ps
Actual Results: no chance as *.vsd, *.dxf
as *.jpg and probably other formats you can open it with
gimp, nautilus, ...
ps2pdf works with *.ps
Expected Results: dia should handle the ms-visio *.vsd, *.dxf
because the average windows-user has lost the ability to do
a simple "save as"
i hope that this will not be the same with an average linux-user
in the near future.
The visio format is proprietary and secret, so we can't implement it.
Furthermore, this is very much not a packaging bug. If you want an actual
developer of dia to read this you should file a bug with the developers of dia