[rrd-users] inserting rrdtool created svg files into OpenOffice

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at hp.com
Fri Jun 17 20:40:25 CEST 2011

On Fri, 2011-06-17 at 11:36 -0700, Rick Jones wrote:
> I am trying to insert SVG images created by rrdtool graph into an
> OpenOffice document.  SVG because as a vector format presumably it will
> scale/reshape/whatnot better than a raster format like PNG.  However,
> when I do the insert, the image appears to covered by a layer of
> slightly transparent red.  Even when the SVG file is created by
> The OpenOffice version is:
> OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 
> OOO320m19 (Build:9505)
> ooo-build, Ubuntu package 1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1.1
> The SVG file displays just fine in FireFox, which might suggest an issue
> with OpenOffice, but then, FireFox might be more "forgiving" as well,
> hence the query here.
> Not that I really understand what I'm doing, but I can load the rrdtool
> created .svg file into inkscape, and save it as "plain svg" and that
> will load into the OpenOffice document without the red covering.  

If I save it as "inkscape svg" then OpenOffice shows it covered with the
semi-transparent red just like the "direct from rrdtool" file.

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