[texhax] PDF to EMF?

Steven Woody narkewoody at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 05:02:07 CEST 2011

On 29 April 2011 01:10, Steve Schwartz <s.schwartz at imperial.ac.uk> wrote:
> Steven
> On Thu, 2011-04-28 at 14:58 +0100, Steven Woody wrote:
>> Now, for some reason I have to use them on
>> a MS word document. I tried pdf2picture, some text looks ugly, maybe a
>> kind of font problem.
> I think most pdf to ps (or eps) converters use ghostscript and tend to
> render the fonts rather than embed them in the resulting (e)ps file. The
> one exception is pstopdf  (NOT ps2pdf).
> pstopdf -eps file.pdf
> will give you a nice file.eps
> It is generically a *nix tool (it's part of xpdf) and requires things
> not particularly available on Windows. However, you can download a
> version of xpdf for windows that has all the pdf tools (and amusingly
> not xpdf itself because that needs a functioning x-window system) from
> the main xpdf site:
> http://www.foolabs.com/
> This gives you only command-line tools, but in my one test on a windows
> box (admittedly an XP machine) it worked and imported fine into Word. I
> also believe that pdftops is contained in several tex distributions,
> including MikTeX and TexLive, and that may be a better source.
> Steve
> --

It's not a problem to my since I am actually using cygwin.   The
things I do not understand is:

1. You convert PDF to EPS, then convert EPS back to PDF?  Why this makes sense?
2. After you have the final PDF, how do you use it in MS Word document?


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