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From shzh zhao <>
Subject Re: Propose to support import Shape in VML format from MS OOXML file
Date Tue, 28 Aug 2012 09:13:32 GMT
Can we make a converter from drawingml to vml?

2012/8/27 Ying Zhang <>

> Hi, All
> Shape is a very important feature for writer, but AOO does not support
> import Shape defined in OOXML file of docx file especially, and which will
> be lost after import the docx file in AOO.
> I propose to support import shape in VML format in docx file into AOO and
> put them as candidates for next release and for your comments.
> Background:
> Shape, as well as Text Box as a kind of shape, described in OOXML as VML
> format and DrawingML format:
> 1> In Word 2007, the VML format is used as only language for shape
> description; and in Word 2010, it use both VML format and DrawingML format
> as shape's markup language, which means, for one shape in docx file created
> in word 2010, we can get the shape's description both in VML format and
> DrawingML format;
> 2> In Powerpoint 2007/2010 and Excel 2007/2010, the shape use the DrawingML
> as markup language, and for some other objects, like: Commnets, etc. are
> described in VML format. And AOO support shapes in pptx file and xlsx file
> in DrawingML format, and partial of VML format parsing like xlsx comments.
> Based on the information, we plan to support Word 2007/2010 shape's import
> in VML format first to improve the interoperability with MS Office
> 2007/2010, and the scope including:
> 1> Support the load-show for the VML shape, including textbox, from docx
> file;
> 2> Support to import more shape's property, like: background, border, font,
> etc;


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