[Solved] Saving in Draw

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[Solved] Saving in Draw

Postby ProudCentaur » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:56 pm

I am in all honesty what would be called a casual user..
I am sure everyone knows about MEMEs
well I have discovered that draw is GREAT TOTALLY AWESOME for making them
with only one drawback
the save options... right now you basically have 4 draw options to save to
how about adding the choice to save as an IMAGE file... JPG would be my first choice
as of now I have found a web site that converts any format to any format for free
drawback is
make file and save as odg
log onto web site
go thru process of converting
go to download page
download ZIP file
unzip
rename file
use
can the developers help????
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Re: saving in draw

Postby RoryOF » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:08 pm

Try /File /Export As and scroll down the file type box to select JPEG.
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Re: saving in draw

Postby Zizi64 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:44 pm

how about adding the choice to save as an IMAGE file... JPG would be my first choice

The AOO Draw, LibreOffice Draw are a vectorgraphic applications. The JPG is not the best choice for exporting the "lineart", vectorgraphic pictures as a pixel based picture. I suggest to you use the PNG fileformat or the GIF for this task. The the result of the JPG export probably will be blurry...


And there is an extension, named 'Export as images':
https://extensions.openoffice.org/en/pr ... ort-images
It works in the Draw and the impress applications.
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Re: saving in draw

Postby ProudCentaur » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:48 pm

thank you for the quick response and the extension
next question .. and this is likely a failing on my part..
when adding the text bubbles I am having a hard time adding more than one style of bubble to same pic
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Re: saving in draw

Postby Zizi64 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:07 pm

when adding the text bubbles I am having a hard time adding more than one style of bubble to same pic


You can create and apply different object styles for the graphical objects. You can adjust the
- background color (or pattern...);
- the line type, color and width;
- the font properties of the object style
- etc...

Draw object styles.png
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Re: saving in draw

Postby keme » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:20 am

Also, note that Draw works within the "page" (or "slide transparency") paradigm. When you export to graphics, the default is to export the entire page (so you get a white, sheet sized background with your image).

Select your graphic before exporting. With that, you will get the option to export only the selected parts.

Also, in some cases you will find transparency useful, which is another reason to avoid jpg (even though it may be practical to stick to jpg in some cases). The jpg format does not support transparency, but both png and gif do (as do several other formats).
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Re: saving in draw

Postby John_Ha » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:04 pm

See [Tutorial] Some useful hints on using images for a discussion about handling images.

JPG should only be used for photos and never be used for graphics.
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