Hello list, for an article I need to edit a graph made in Excel (2007). This is my current workflow: 1. In Excel: Print to PDF (using Cute PDF) 2. Open the PDF file in Inkscape The big caveat is: text items don't behave well at all. They are really naughty :p -> when changing fonts or size, the spacing doesn't adapt (so text gets squashed when a bigger font is chosen) -> certain text elements that don't belong together, all of the sudden become one item (f.e. the scale items and the R text, but the is a different text block) Currently, the only solution I see, is retyping all the text manually. Obviously, this is quite a waste of time. I hope some of you know a better solution for this... Thanks, Jurgen.
on 2013-04-14 12:37
on 2013-04-19 20:06
Sadly, Excel has extremely limited graphics capability. If you really want a graph you can edit, use R to make the graph from the excel data. That can be saved as svg or pdf in true vector format that is completely editable. Course you might not need to edit it if you use R to its potential. Enjoy, Alex
on 2013-04-19 23:07
Am 2013-04-14 12:36, schrieb Jurgen Gaeremyn: > I hope some of you know a better solution for this... Can your diagrams be satisfactorily opened in LibreOffice Calc? Otherwise perhaps you could even make them there in the first place? You can copy diagrams from Calc to Draw, then export from Draw to SVG - this preserves the text, at least in my tests.