[texhax] Any recommendation for wmf->eps/pdf?

Philip G. Ratcliffe philip.ratcliffe at uninsubria.it
Fri Mar 24 12:17:26 CET 2006

> I suppose I'm not the only one who occasionally have to turn wmf/emf's
> into eps or pdf?

Nope, in fact, this is something of a VFAQ.

> I've done the googling and sifted through the
> shareware-sites trying to find a good piece of software to do it, but
> figured I would ask if someone has any recommendations.
> Has to work on at least Windows, free is good, open source is better.
> You can answer off-list if you don't want to litter the texhax-archives.

Probably the easiest way to convert ANY graphics to eps is simply to install
a fake printer (there are many drivers available under Windows without
actually having the printer itself) - obviously, you must choose a
postscript printer (perhaps colour) and set the output to file (choosing
also maximum portability).  Then open up your image in its default programme
and print  it using the new driver.

For pdf, eifther convert the eps you just created or use something like
pdfcreator (a free pdf printer much along the lines as what I just described
for eps).

Cheers,  Phil Ratcliffe

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