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

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Fri Jun 17 20:41:37 CEST 2011

Hi Rick,

Today 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.

the rrdtool svg generation is out-sourced to cairo, as long as you
use rrdtool >= 1.3.x the versions of cairo and pango will make all
the difference ....


> rick jones
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