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I have some PowerPoint diagrams that I'd like to re-do in OG, but without re-doing them.

Here's one:

http://kan.org/download/AcquisitionConnections.ppt

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

http://kan.org/download/Slide1.WMF

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


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