Right now, when selecting "paste special" after copying a drawing object, the only available options are "draw 8", "graphic object", "GDI metafile" and "bitmap". While GDI is a vector format, it would be useful to have the option to paste "as SVG" without the need to first export the graphic and then insert it.
Rationale: at least on my experience, pasting complex drawings on a Writer document as Draw objects is detrimental to program performance, hence the usefulness of using a vector image. SVG is a widely recognized standard and LibreOffice already have the ability to both, export and display SVG files. For all this "pasting special → as SVG" would be a really interesting option to add.
Not sure that is a correct interpretation. Paste special as either draw 8 or GDI metafile would not be round tripped through the SVG filters.
Either offer better fidelity to the original Draw image than an SVG would. While Draw 8 would impose OLE overhead, the GDI metafile is the to canvas rendering that is used in Draw.
> Rationale: at least on my experience, pasting complex drawings on a Writer
> document as Draw objects is detrimental to program performance
In that case, better to improve the performance than spending time implementing this feature.
Armin is doing a huge cleanup of the code right now, which should lead to a better performance in general.
Closing as RESOLVED WONTFIX