[pdftex] extracting figures

The Thanh Han hanthethanh at fptnet.com.vn
Thu Jan 9 09:14:42 CET 2003

On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 05:12:13PM +0000, Kester Clegg wrote:
> I have a pdf file:  pdfinfo says: 
> Producer:     pdfTeX-1.0-pdfcrypt
> CreationDate: Thu May 30 16:05:00 2002
> Tagged:       no
> Pages:        8
> Encrypted:    no
> Page size:    612 x 792 pts (letter)
> File size:    62451 bytes
> Optimized:    no
> PDF version:  1.3
> It has various figures in it, one of which I'd like to extract to use in
> a powerpoint presentation.  I've tried pdfimages, but doesn't extract
> anything.  I've no idea how the original figures were made or what they
> were.  Would I be right in thinking that unless they were png or jpgs I
> won't be able to extract them?

if you need to extract only one figure, the easiest way is to open the pdf
file in acrobat reader and use to select graphics tool to select the
figure, then export it as PS.


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