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albie17 08-04-2010 07:52 AM

Any MS Office Visio like apps in linux?
 
Kindly share. Thanks. :)

theYinYeti 08-04-2010 08:03 AM

I've used Visio only once, before it became a MS product. From what I recall, these are somewhat equivalent:
Dia, OpenOffice Draw, Inkskape to some degree.

However, none of these tools is compatible with Visio. The only way I know to read a Visio drawing is this, but it is “alpha” software:
http://freshmeat.net/projects/vsdviewer/

Yves.

tekhead2 08-04-2010 08:07 AM

There aren't any true replacements for Visio as the file format Microsoft uses is very proprietary, however there are several other programs that can create flowcharts and other vector drawing. The best one I've found so far is Diag. I've been able to create flowcharts and diagrams with it quite easily. There are several more , but I've never used them. So if your wanting to create new flow charts etc then you can use Diag, however there is no Linux program I know of that is capable of opening existing Visio files.

Anytime you want to find a good alternative to a pay Windows program you can check out this website. www.osalt.com It usually has what I'm looking for and provides several alternatives to popular pay software like Visio.

knudfl 08-04-2010 09:32 AM

Kivio http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials...rts-with-kivio

More : ( miscellaneous viso alternatives )
http://www.osalt.com/visio

Open Office Draw.
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albie17 08-04-2010 09:38 AM

Thanks for the input guys. Unfortunately, i haven't find any alternative at this moment yet. Maybe i'll just end it up with Wine.

SethsdadtheLinuxer 08-04-2010 10:49 AM

SOLVED??? sure, and a gun to the head is a solution too
 
using WINE and making VISIO work would be one solution, but DIA, KIVIO or Open Office Draw would most likely leave you better off.


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