Re: State of escher support wv?

From: Dom Lachowicz <>
Date: Fri Jul 30 2004 - 02:59:22 CEST

Hi Martin,

The Escher code you're talking about lives in
Gnumeric's CVS under the "libpresent" directory.


--- wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I guess this is mostly directed at Dom
> but if anyone else
> knows the answer (Fjf?, Tomas?) please chime in.
> As you might have guessed I've trying implement
> positioned object import
> from MS Word.
> wv nicely gives us the fspa's I've been generating
> as tests. These are
> getting imported and placed correctly by AbiWord. We
> also manage to
> extract the text associated with the text boxes and
> appear to place the
> text in the correct box.
> However my attempts to extract other info from
> fspa's have not worked. I
> was wondering if you know the state of this code wv?
> Are there working
> examples correctly associating graphic data with
> fspa's? I know that Jody
> and clahey have spent a lot of time working through
> the complexities of
> the escher layer in MS Office data for Gnumeric and
> powerpoint. It is my
> impression that a lot of this is shared with MS
> Word.
> So can someone give me a state of play for escher in
> wv?
> If we can get the graphic data from these we can
> position them in abiword
> by setting them as the background images in frames.
> I would *really* like
> to get positioned images from MSWord working for
> AbiWord-2.2.
> Cheers
> Martin

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