[OS X TeX] Powerpoint to eps

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Jun 20 00:25:39 CEST 2006

Le 20 juin 06 à 00:05, Loganathan Lingappan a écrit :

> I use microsoft powerpoint for drawing flowcharts, logic circuits, and
> sometimes tables. I already have a larger number of such figures.  I
> can open these in MAC OSX using powerpoint but dont know how to
> convert them to eps to include them in a document compiled using
> Latex. Any help in this regard will be greatly appreciated.

Do you have Keynote (part of Apple's iWork)? When you open a  
PowerPoint presentation in Keynote, it is converted into a Keynote  
file bundle. Namely, the Keynote file looks like a file but is  
actually a folder (as revealed by Ctrl-Clicking it then selecting  
"Show Package Contents"). In this folder you will see collections of  
files in PNG, TIFF, JPEG etc. formats, which correspond to the  
figures extracted from in the PowerPoint presentation. I just tried  
this, and obtained a Keynote bundle containing a file image.pict  
corresponding to a PowerPoint organizational chart and a file  
lastSoftwareRendering.tiff corresponding to a PowerPoint flowchart.

Afterwards, you can include figures in the PDF, JPEG and PNG formats  
in a LaTeX document using pdfTeX, and figures in any format  
recognized by QuickTime (the above plus PICT, TIFF, etc.) using XeTeX.

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