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Difference between Draw and Impress
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 10:42 pm    Post subject: Difference between Draw and Impress Reply with quote

After trying out both of these apps, I get the sense that Draw and Impress are really one app. There are some minor UI differences but that's about it. Can anyone elaborate on this?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2002 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the project homepage:

"The Presentation Application component and Drawing Application component.
Both applications are built from the same code base, the only difference between them is their user interface."

Yes, you are right.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any plans to make OO Draw more competitive with other graphics tools? I guess gimp works fine on linux but most windows solutions are expensive.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2002 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OOo Draw will only improve over time. At some point, I imagine it will fork off the Impress codebase and have a life of its own.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2003 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will Draw (or Impress) ever be able to stay side-by-side with Corel Draw?

I ask this as in my company (www.emarp.pt - A local portuguese water
company) we are trying to migrate from Windows to Linux (and MS Office to
OpenOffice) on our workstations, to eliminate piracy and to spare a few Euros to
finance our staff in new courses on Open Software / Linux.

But we use a lot Corel Draw, and I need to know if there is any Open Source application
capable to do the same (or close) to what Corel Draw does.

I know that The Gimp is very close to Paint Shop Pro / Photoshop, but that is bitmap
editor we're talking. What about vectorial editors?

Thank-you very much!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out Sodipodi and Sketch.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank-you rhone!

I will go to google and make my research! Wink

P.S. - Any of that two applications works either on Windows and Linux?
I ask you this lamer question as we are still running on many machines Windows
98 SE. I seek cross platform appications for both Linux and Windows, just as we are
allready doing with OpenOffice.org
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What features are you looking for OOo to do? The developers would need to see the features listed in IssueZilla for this to be accomplished.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, GIMP works great on Windows as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, scottcarr, I'm very glad to know that I'm talking with someone who is directly
connected with the OOo team!

Basicaly, what I need is to have OpenOffice.org (or Open Source apllication) to open
Corel Draw files, or, in alternative, a program where I draw vector-like paintings (just as
I do now with corel draw.

More important: I need to have programs that run on Windows, that I know that will
work on Linux as well, when I migrate some (and further on, all) my PCs to Linux, AND
that let me work NOW with cross platform.

At my work, we are migrating some (and plan to migrate all) of our Windows machines to Linux.

We have a SAMBA-based network file server (with Linux Mandrake that replaced a
Windows NT Server) and we are working fine with some machines with Windows 98
S.E. and MS Office, others have Windows 98 S.E and OpenOffice, and, the most
ambitious one, some Linux Machines running OpenOffice, Ximian Evolution, etc.

We can open any TEXT document on the network either on Windows/MSOffice,
Windows/OOo, Linux/OOo.

I guess you see what we are trying to do... We try to work with the most cross-platform
compatible appications, and, if possible, Open Source ones!

Our goal is to have ALL Open Source software. I believe that what we should call-it
would be "Try to migrate to OpenSource Software with MS-style day-to-day working"

I keep on searchin for a substitute to MS-Access cross-platform yet...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree.

I would suggest using Draw, and where you see a discrepancy posting a Feature request or a bug on IssueZilla.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops, forgot to login. Wink

I agree.

I would suggest using Draw, and where you see a discrepancy posting a Feature request or a bug on IssueZilla.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tanx again! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont forget about Mozilla. Runs great on both platforms. I use it for my mail to.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once again, tanx!

Right now I would like to suggest the forum-admins a new forum (or a sticky post listing
all the know applications that have cross-platform versions...

Something like:

Cross-platform (Windows-Linux) applications know at the time:

OpenOffice.org - Full Office Application Suite (Word-processor, Spread sheet, Presentation, Vectorial Draw);

Mozilla - Web browser;

Netscape - Web browser;

The Gimp - Bitmap picture editor;

Acrobat Reader - PDF file reader;

etc...
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