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I have a large flowchart, created in LibreOffice Draw (3.3.1), that I would like to copy all of the text from. I do not need, nor care about the order or structure, I just need all of the text from within the blocks.

I can't seem to find any way to export without turning it into an image, and none of the "Paste Special" options allow me to get unformatted text.

Is there a way to do this without retyping everything?

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Hmm, superuser keeps correcting the "draw" tag to "drawing". – harbichidian Jun 4 '11 at 3:11
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Although not direct, you could try:

  • Export drawing as PDF
  • Open it in PDF viewer
  • Select All (CTRL+A)
  • Copy selected text to any text editor
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I had assumed exporting as a PDF would also convert it to an image, but it does retain the text on top of the objects. Thanks! – harbichidian Jun 4 '11 at 21:53

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