I've attempted to open VSS files downloaded from the following site: http://www.visiocafe.com/downloads/ibm/IBM-3D.zip
After attempting to do so from several different places I'm concluding there may be an issue with how Draw interprets these file types. Based on some libvisio doc I found it looks like each picture should open on a separate page that can be used in my own drawing.
As it appears .vss files are supported in the latest release I've also tried this with 4.0.0beta1 and still encounter the same issue.
Since I don't have a Visio license, I'm unable to post a screen shot of what it looks like.
- I've tried this on win32 and also with Linux mint
- I've successfully opened vsd files with Draw
Through IRC it was suggested this defect can be Normal-Low but since this is my first time wasn't sure how to move to low. This can be reclassified by the developer.
I can confirm this bug.
When I try to open the .vss file, 'Draw' opens and shows an single empty page.
Tested with Mac OSX 10.8.2 and LibreOffice 18.104.22.168.beta1 (Bouw-id: 87906242e87d3ddb2ba9827818f2d1416d80cc7)
TinderBox: MacOSX TDF Release, Branch:libreoffice-4-0, Time: 2012-12-05_22:13:37 Dutch UI
Created attachment 71677 [details]
Document Showing up Blank
Just attached document directly to bug, confirmed that the bug does exist
(In reply to comment #0)
> Based on some
> libvisio doc I found it looks like each picture should open on a separate
> page that can be used in my own drawing.
Yeah, libvisio has an API to extract the stencils, but I never ever announced that LibreOffice would know what to do with it or that it would use that API.
> As it appears .vss files are supported in the latest release I've also tried
> this with 4.0.0beta1 and still encounter the same issue.
The only way you can get the stencils extracted is to use command-line vss2* tools. Where vss2odg is part of git master of writerperfect. The code is here: http://libwpd.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=libwpd/writerperfect;a=summary
Thanks for clarifying.
It sounds like this is now implemented:
But I'm having problems opening any of the VSS files from:
They just open as blank documents if opened as 'Visio' file type or "incorrect file version" if opened without a file type specified.
(Sorry - I bumped the version but should have clarified in the comments too - this is with 22.214.171.124 from Linux Mint 16)
I see the same problem as reported by Rob in version 126.96.36.199 on Windows platform.
When I attempt to open a .vss I get an error window with the message: "Version Incompatibility. Incorrect file version."
I see the same problem as Rob in Comment #5.
Version 188.8.131.52 running Gentoo Linux
True for me also, using Windows 7 (all patches)
and LibreOffice 184.108.40.206.
http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac50/ac47/2.html Tried to download these vss files but it failed on my Version: 220.127.116.11
Build ID: 18.104.22.168-4.fc20
Joel's test file does still showup blank.
@Kjeld: please post a direct link or attach a test file. The page you link to contains a ton of files.
Confirmed on Linux Debian 7.6 amd64 with versions :
version 22.214.171.124 Build ID: 420m0(Build:2) (Debian wheezy backports),
version 126.96.36.199 Build ID: 958349dc3b25111dbca392fbc281a05559ef6848 from LibreOffice website.
Michael test file
and files from
does still showup blank without any error.
I can confirm that lamentably also it happens with newer releases, like 4.2.8 and 4.3.5. On BSD or GNU/Linux, the libvisio version is 0.1.1. This happen with BSD, Linux and Windows.
I remember, on older version (months ago), import one vss file but now... I'm not really sure.
This is a really important step for academic and company productions.
*** Bug 89469 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 113512 [details]
Visio Stencil and Template [MicrosoftExchangeServer2007_Icons, .vss and .vst]
Created attachment 113513 [details]
Screenshot of Visio Stencil opened in Visio 2013 [MicrosoftExchangeServer2007_Icons.vss]
Created attachment 113514 [details]
Screenshot Visio Stencil opened in LibreOffice [MicrosoftExchangeServer2007_Icons.vss]
Created attachment 113515 [details]
Visio 2013 Stencil and Template [MicrosoftExchangeServer2007_Icons, .vssx and .vstx]
More: 188.8.131.52 is the same, doesn't work (checked now only on Windows).
Removing comma from whiteboard (please use a space to delimit values in this field)
I confirm the issue on Ubuntu 15.04 with LO 184.108.40.206.
I get a blank page with this visio stencil vss for example: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/switches/catalyst-3850-16xs-s-switch/model.html
Created attachment 119073 [details]
Visio Stencil file, containing network switch stencils from D-Link
Libvisio has API to extract stencils from the vss/vsx and vst/vtx files. However, LibreOffice does not have API to generate galleries on the fly. So this is a known problem, but not the importer's bug. You can however write a generator that parses the stencils/template files and generates the galleries. This cannot be though done in the real time while opening the document.
So, closing as NOTOURBUG
*** Bug 104147 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Sorry for the noise--a bit of QA housekeeping, this back to closed NOB
enhancement to support import of Visio stencils (.vss/.vsx) tracked as bug 89469