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2020-10-04 13:46:48 +0100 marked best answer Converting Writer files to Draw files

When I open AppleWorks Draw documents in LibreOffice, they are opened as LibreOffice Writer files. I tried using "Open With" to open them in Draw, but they are still opened in Writer. What is the best work-around:

1) Can LibreOffice Writer documents be converted to Draw documents?

2) Can all the objects anchored to a Writer document be selected, copied and pasted into a Draw document? ("Select All" does not appear to do anything.)

3) (In the Navigator the entire document appears as OLE Objects and Text Frames.) How can all the OLE Objects be selected together within Writer?

I would be pleased to provide an example file.

The documents are maps, composed of circles, text and lines. If I copy and paste the objects, one by one, into a Draw document, they become editable. In Draw if I click on a line I can press F8 and edit the points. I need to do this to correct errors introduced from translating from AppleWorks and to update the maps.

Thanks from a mathematics teacher from California!

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2017-05-15 02:33:07 +0100 commented answer Converting Writer files to Draw files

Thank you LibreBel for this excellent suggestion! :-)

2017-05-15 02:32:00 +0100 answered a question Converting Writer files to Draw files

Thank you for this excellent suggestion! :-)

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Converting Writer files to Draw files When I open AppleWorks Draw documents in LibreOffice, they are opened as LibreOffi

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2016-07-15 01:03:03 +0100 asked a question Very slow opening LibreOffice Math

I have a 14 page document with many in-line LibreOffice Math equations and anchored images from LibreOffice Draw. When I edit an equation by clicking on it the screen realigns to make room for the element view on the left side. This takes several seconds with fragments of the other views visible. Then the LibreOffice screen becomes grey for a few seconds. A similar sequence happens in reverse when I close the equation editor. Inserting new equations is equally slow.

This problem only recently started (July 2016). Prior to that the document did not slow down while editing equations.

I have gradually increased the memory allocated to LibreOffice in Tools/Options/Memory to 900 MBs with no change in performance. I have also used the System Monitor to watch the CPU activity during an equation edit. In each case one of the CPUs peaks at 100%. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with 7.7 GiB of memory and and Intel Core i&-377OS CPU @ 3.10 GHz x 8 with a 64-bit OS and 1.0 TB of disk space. I changed to LibreOffice on Linux last year and would appreciate any assistance. Thanks!