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RE: Open source alternate to Visio on Win7 (for diagramming)
Subject:RE: Open source alternate to Visio on Win7 (for diagramming) From:"McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> To:"Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com>, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 4 Mar 2014 17:13:49 -0500
LibreOffice and OpenOffice are essentially the same under the hood (the base, open-source code), but one is a bit more picky about add-ins and licensing.
I'll leave you to decide which is which.
From: Janoff, Steven
Sent: March-04-14 2:43 PM
To: Robert Lauriston; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Open source alternate to Visio on Win7 (for diagramming)
Excellent, thanks. (Thanks too, Haim, re Dia.)
Yes, I don't care about Visio either in the sense that I'd be happy to abandon it at both places in favor of an open source solution.
Interesting the difference between LibreOffice Draw and OpenOffice Draw -- I had been wondering how those general packages compared.
Thanks again. I like Google's stuff so I'll look into Google Draw (likely also Dia and LibreOffice Draw, just to compare).
On Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:27 AM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
Google Draw works OK for my purposes but I don't care about Visio. No vector import. SVG and bitmap export.
LibreOffice Draw can import .vsd files. SVG and bitmap export.
OpenOffice Draw can't import .vsd files.
On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 10:56 AM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com> wrote:
> I did a prelim search on the list but couldn't find anything from the past several years that dealt with this, although scattered references.
> I'm looking for a good, easy, free diagramming tool on Win7 that will get me at least part of the way to the diagramming capabilities of Visio and can also import Visio files (that's a bonus).
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