Nov 30 2007

How to create network diagrams with Openoffice Draw

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Google Query: create network diagrams with openoffice draw

Since I prefer to use Ubuntu Linux, I do not have access to Visio unless I boot my Windows VM. I often have to create Network Diagrams at work and I was looking for a way to do it without using Visio.

I eventually found some computer and networking equipment templates for Openoffice Draw at Lautman.net.

Since the graphics are just icons, all you need to do to use them in Openoffice Draw is copy and paste them into your diagram. It’s not a complete replacement for Visio. However, it does mean that I have to boot my Windows machine less often.

That alone, was worth the search effort!

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  1. Todd said:

    Very cool info. Open Office rocks! Thanks.

    May 17th, 2008 at 5:21 pm
  2. yves said:

    Yes lautman.net provides helpful symbols.

    September 11th, 2009 at 10:56 am
  3. necklace said:

    I need to make a brochure using open office real quick. i need some tips and since i am new to openoffice i would very much appriciate it if you tell me all the basic steps to make a brochure.

    January 29th, 2010 at 6:14 am
  4. PHP Consultant said:

    Thanks for the tip i gonna try it

    January 31st, 2010 at 8:28 am
  5. Nick B. said:

    You can download network symbols for free in various formats from Cisco.com – Powerpoint and WMF can be copied and pasted into OpenOffice draw.

    April 24th, 2010 at 8:27 am
  6. daniel said:

    You should try packet Tracer for linux http://tips-linux.net/en/content/cisco-packet-tracer-5

    August 9th, 2010 at 9:34 pm
  7. Angelo Haward said:

    I just saw example that shows how to script diagram generation using VBA and Visio 2007 http://www.isrcomputing.com/knowledge-base/40-code-example/178-how-to-draw-network-diagrams-using-visio-2007-and-vba

    November 2nd, 2010 at 3:29 pm
  8. Phiri said:

    Just got initiated into using Ubuntu& so I am using LibreOffice; Pretty cool stuff. Thank you.

    June 11th, 2011 at 7:47 am
  9. ed said:

    Thank you very much! you save my day!

    October 27th, 2011 at 12:10 am

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