Loud ramblings of a Software Artisan

Thursday 7 June 2007

PresentationML/DrawingML text import

One of the good things with being employed to work on a Free Software project like OpenOffice.org is that you can blog about it, since the code is publicly available. My day to day work is current PowerPoint 2007 import for Impress. This is a joint work between Sun and Novell.

A few weeks ago I implemented the text import from PresentationML (actually from DrawingML). It is far from perfect, but it is getting there. See the example:

It imports the text, the characters and paragraph properties, etc.

... solved

I went ahead and solved the problem on my own with planet OpenOffice.org: I changed the RSS template files to escape their content. I don't know why the behaviour is different between two Python installation, and actually I don't wanna know ;-)

It looks like grep is still one of my best friends.

People aggregating the planet should no longer have issue. Sorry for the mess.