Drawing Object Features Supported on OpenDocument Export
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All images are exported as the same format that they were originally loaded as.
|Borders||Yes||Borders might appear differently when saved to ODT.|
|Cropping||Yes||Rectangular cropping is supported only.|
|Recolor||Planned||Image is currently exported without any recoloring applied.|
|Resize To Fit Text||Planned|
|Text in Other Shapes||Yes|
OLE Objects represent embedded content in a Microsoft Word document, such as an embedded Excel or Powerpoint document. The OLE object is dynamic and can be edited or updated through Microsoft Word.
OLE objects are fully preserved when converting within different Word document formats.
OLE objects are saved as images.
|Ole Object Data||N/A|
|Ole Object Picture||Yes|
Output as an image.
|Persistent Properties Storage||N/A|
|Stars and Banners||Yes|
|Group Shape||Yes||All grouped shapes are exported as one image.|
|Signature Line||N/A||ODT does not have any signature line feature. A signature line is exported as a regular image.|
|Ink Annotation||Yes||Ink Annotations are exported to all formats as regular images.|
|Diagrams (VML)||Yes||VML graphic format is normally used in pre-OOXML formats such as DOC or RTF.|
|Shape Customizations||Yes||Exported as image.|
|Hyperlink on Shape||N/A|
|Watermark||N/A||Watermark image is exported as-is into the document body as OpenOffice has no support for background watermarks. It is suggested to make sure that the wrapping on the watermark is set to “Behind Text” to avoid the image appearing in front of the text.
Also, note that the image will not have the same transparency level as what is applied in Microsoft Word.
Exported to ODT as a custom shape element.
|Align and Justify Text||Planned|
Horizontal Line Object
Exported as an image.
Some formatting might appear differently when saved to ODT.
|Image||N/A||Exported as a regular image.|
|Inline||Yes||The shape is exported “As Character”. Surrounding text for inline objects appears lined up along the top edge (instead of bottom edge) of the shape.
This is a feature of OpenOffice, if the output ODT document is opened in Microsoft Word then the text alignment appears correctly.
|Floating||Yes||Some position and alignment options might appear different when saved to ODT.|
Text wrapping around images and shapes is supported in all formats.
- Square, Tight and In Front of Text wrapping are exported as “Parallel”. ODT contains no direct analogue of Infront of Text which is why this feature is exported as Parallel.
- Behind Text and Through wrapping is exported as “In Background”.
- Top and Bottom wrapping are exported as No Wrap.
ODT contains direct analogues of these features.
- Both sides are exported as “Parallel” wrap where applicable.
- Left Only exported as “Before”.
- Right Only exported as “After”.
- Largest Only exported as “Optimal”.
|Distance from Text||Yes|
|Polygon Wrap Points||N/A|
|Horizontal Position Relative To||Yes|
|Vertical Position Relative To||Yes|
|Layout in Table Cell||N/A|
|Width and Height||Yes|
|Scale||Yes||A scaled object is normally exported with scaling applied to the Shape size and the Scale property reset to 100%.
Exported as explicit size.
|Relative Size||Yes||Exported as explicit size.|
|Lock Aspect Ratio||Planned|
|Picture or Texture Fill||Planned|
Some line styles might appear different when saved to ODT.
|Arrow Settings||Yes||Some arrow types might appear differently when saved to ODT.|
Shadows are exported well to ODT but in a simplified way to accommodate the ODT format.
ODT doesn’t support 3D features.
In a future version shapes with 3D formatting may be exported as an image.