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Convert Visio files (*.vsd) to something more useful??

Postby scorp123 on Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:14 am

Hello out there,

does anyone know a (Linux) way how one could convert Visio (*.vsd) files to something more useful, e.g. PDF, PostScript, SVG, Ooo, XML, or whatever?

I don't have Windows here, so I'd prefer a Linux tool if possible.

Thanks + regards!
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Postby Fragadelic on Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:53 pm

Have you already tried vdxtosvg?

http://vdxtosvg.sourceforge.net/
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Postby skampo on Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:22 am

Abc Amber Visio Converter works pretty well under wine. You have to have Ms Visio installed under wine as well though. I dont really like that as a linux solution and would like another one myself. If you find a good solution plz keep us informed.
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Postby scorp123 on Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:30 am

Fragadelic wrote:Have you already tried vdxtosvg?
http://vdxtosvg.sourceforge.net/
I wonder if that software will work with Visio 2003 files? What I did now is this: Installed Windows XP under VMware and used Visio 2003 (plus some other stuff I might need) from inside the virtual machine; I tried various formats but so far converting to *.PNG gave me the best results (*.SVG support seems to broken in Microsoft software? *.svg files written by Visio are totally messed up). From here onwards it's no big problem to import the *.PNG into OOo or Inkscape, or any other Linux app ... :wink:
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Postby Fragadelic on Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:00 am

Yes, MS stuff is not very open to open standards - lol.

Glad you got it worked out.
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