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Old 08-04-2010, 07:52 AM   #1
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Any MS Office Visio like apps in linux?

Kindly share. Thanks.
Old 08-04-2010, 08:03 AM   #2
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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:

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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. It usually has what I'm looking for and provides several alternatives to popular pay software like Visio.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:38 AM   #5
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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.
Old 08-04-2010, 10:49 AM   #6
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Cool 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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