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stevenkan 2009-02-27 11:16 AM

Import PowerPoint drawing as separate, editable objects?
 
I have some PowerPoint diagrams that I'd like to re-do in OG, but without re-doing them.

Here's one:

[url]http://kan.org/download/AcquisitionConnections.ppt[/url]

I do have access to a PowerPoint/Win so I can export as WMF:

[url]http://kan.org/download/Slide1.WMF[/url]

If I copy/paste from Illustrator, the whole slide becomes one object that I can't ungroup. If I "print" to PDF from PowerPoint/Mac and open that in OG I get Teh Huge text, and no boxes.

I _can_ read the WMF into Illustrator and then copy/paste each object, one-by-one, but that's extremely tedious and doesn't maintain my layout.

I can't be the only one with this requirement, can I?

Joel 2009-02-27 12:35 PM

Well, you *could* save out of Illustrator as a PDF or PDF-compatible .ai file, then directly open that file in OmniGraffle Professional.

Quite a bit can get lost in translation, however we're working on improving that aspect of Pro in the near future.

debontehond 2012-01-19 07:20 AM

Opening powerpoint in an editbale fashion would save lots of time. Is there any progress on this?

bionecron 2012-03-13 09:58 AM

Any progress on this topic?
 
I'm looking for a solution to this topic as well. My agency used powerpoint for most of their diagramming needs before I switched them to OmniGraffle. We have a lot of good diagram styles as powerpoints and was wondering if there was a way to import these objects into OmniGraffle.

Brian 2012-03-13 03:38 PM

We've got a feature request open for PowerPoint import/export. Our general approach is to give priority to the most frequently-requested features/changes.
This isn't at the top of that list yet, but I'll make sure your interest gets recorded so the rest of the team knows you want this. Thanks!

Loxx 2012-07-13 09:40 AM

Add me to the list :)
 
Add me to the list of interested parties. We do way too much in PPT, and I would be incredibly happy to be able to import them into OmniGraffle instead.

-Aaron

MatthewS 2012-07-26 04:01 PM

Using a win7/pc open in msoffice and paste object into Visio 2010 and save as VSD. Open in OG pro.

Question: If you need to import an infographic into OG, does that mean you're using it to create presentations? Imho, OG's not a great app for that. Better to use InDesign instead.

debontehond 2012-08-14 01:21 AM

[QUOTE=MatthewS;113017]Using a win7/pc open in msoffice and paste object into Visio 2010 and save as VSD. Open in OG pro.

Question: If you need to import an infographic into OG, does that mean you're using it to create presentations? Imho, OG's not a great app for that. Better to use InDesign instead.[/QUOTE]

This sounds like a acceptable workaround. I solely work in my Macbook and do not have Visio though. Is there another way to convert powerpoints to VSD's?

jewell 2012-09-05 02:02 AM

Add me to the list of people interested in being able to import ppt files. Would be such a relief to be able to get out of doing collaborative figures in powerpoint.


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