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When importing AutoCAD OLE files into Libre Office, it's imported as picture instead of text format.

asked 2019-07-09 06:43:34 +0200

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When importing AutoCAD OLE files into Libre Office, it's imported as picture instead of text format.

Does anyone have a solution for this?

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AutoCAD OLE files? What is that? DWG is not an "OLE" file, but binary graphic format. DXF is also a graphic format, but encoded in plain-text file. Both describe graphics - so unclear how could one expect them "imported as text format".

On the other hand, using Insert OLE and navigating to an AutoCAD file allows you to link/embed the drawing using the capabilities of external application - in that case, LibreOffice knows nothing about the drawing, and AutoCAD installed on system draws whatever it needs in a LibreOffice document's rectangle. But note that in this case, the drawing is not "imported".

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-07-09 15:56:25 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-07-10 05:42:16 +0200

Good morning, I have the same problem: an embedded object (a table of values from the drawing) when exported for editing via OLE to LibreOffice it is pasted as image not as editable/linked resource.

Does it is available any plug-in for that?

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But please describe how do you "export embedded objects for editing via OLE to LibreOffice"? In which application, with opened what, you click where, and select what? Having many years of IT experience, being ex-Windows sysadmin and current LibreOffice developer, I just can't imagine what that could be and what do I need to do to see the problem!

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-07-10 06:54:49 +0200 )edit

Good morning, thanks for your reply. From Autocad when you export as OLE the table, it is reported as a still image or blank table into WPS and LibreOffice. If you have MS' Excel installed, you can edit that table then when saved, it will be automatically imported into Autocad.

sev7en2507 gravatar imagesev7en2507 ( 2019-07-15 05:12:15 +0200 )edit

Have you tried to use Edit->Paste Special?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-07-15 06:00:36 +0200 )edit

Dear, yes... no success. I tried also WPS 2019 with the same... any alternative free/open-source for that scope?

Cheers,

sev7en2507 gravatar imagesev7en2507 ( 2019-07-15 06:31:08 +0200 )edit

Sigh. I hoped it's clear (at least, from my first comment) that it's important to be as verbose and precise when describing as possible. "Dear, yes... no success" - just tells nothing. Nothing at all. I still don't know what have you found there (a dialog? a submenu? with which elements? which of those were tried?). I already mentioned, that it's expected that people write "In which application, with opened what, you click where, and select what?"...

Learning how to ask good questions and correctly describe problems are as important (at least today) as learning reading.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-07-15 06:49:17 +0200 )edit

Dear Mike, I got the point. Thank you. I will point out for each of the special paste function the result. I did it when I meet the user, I will once again.

Thanks for the time deserved.

sev7en2507 gravatar imagesev7en2507 ( 2019-07-15 07:11:16 +0200 )edit
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