[metapost] How to insert MeTaPost into MS Word ? Urgent.

Matthias Pospiech matthias.pospiech at gmx.de
Sat Nov 20 15:26:49 CET 2004

Am Freitag, 19. November 2004 17:40 schrieb Jan mucha:
> How one can insert metapost picture into ms word
> document?

You could look up the answer in comp.text.tex. I am sure I have seen the same 
question with answers there in the last few days already.

> I tried:
> 1.
> dvips -E -o figure.eps figure.dvi
> where figure.dvi (one page LaTex document) includes
> metapost figure via
> \includegraphics{figure.1}
> When I try to insert figure.eps into ms word 2003 the
> quality
> of printing (1200 dpi) is disappointed, much much
> worse than
> the result obtained by printing directly figure.eps.

Probably the a preview bitmap picture (which has lot less than 300dpi) is used 
by Word and printed

> 2. I try to use ImageMagic, The Gimp, pstoedit to
> convert
> figure.eps to e.g.: .png, .jpeg, .gif formats and then
> insert
> figure.png(jpeg...) into ms word but result is
> even worse. Actually almost nothing is printing from
> the figure.

If it contains a preview picture only this is converted by gimp. Otherwise the 
quality of conversion via gimp does not reduce the quality of the picture.


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