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*Sevier, Derek
Message 1 of 8 (65 Views)

To WMF or any other way?

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12-03-2002 03:05 AM
When I was using MDT, I could WMF the drawings so I can insert them to MS
Word for parts manual. Now I am in Inventor and would like a easier way to
WMF the drawings. I have tried to look thru the internet to see if there is
a way I can convert the PDF drawings or IDW drawings to WMF. I am using
Win2PDF to make the drawings for the manufacture employees to look at. We
just can't insert PDF into MS Word. I do not like the quality and the size
of BMP no matter what resolution I use. The only workaround that I have been
using is to import the drawings from Inventor to MDT and then WMF out from
there but it takes a lot of time since it needs clean up and all.... Can
anyone out there give me a better way to solve this? Are there such a thing
that can convert IDW or PDF to WMF? I am pretty sure that there are many
people would like this option or plug-in....

--
Derek Sevier
Mechanical Engineer
Quality Corporation
derek.s@donkeyforklift.com
www.donkeyforklift.com
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Wogz
Posts: 36
Registered: ‎06-26-2003
Message 2 of 8 (65 Views)

Re: To WMF or any other way?

12-03-2002 03:26 AM in reply to: *Sevier, Derek
I'm in the same boat.



I write technical manuals, and need an easy way to insert my dwgs into MS word.



what i've been doing, is to export the dwg from inventor to acad, then converting it there.. nothing yet has come forth..



not the best, but it works.



One day, Adesk will recognize technical illustrators! :smileyhappy:
*Keller, Kent
Message 3 of 8 (65 Views)

Re: To WMF or any other way?

12-03-2002 03:30 AM in reply to: *Sevier, Derek
If you save to BMP, I think the freeware Irfanview can save it as a EMF (enhanced windows
metafile) If I am not mistaken if needed I think the extension can just be changed to wmf
if needed and have it work.

I am sure you are looking for more than this, but Charles Export preview program will save
a wmf of the preview bitmap from the file.

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Kent
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"Derek Sevier" wrote in message

> anyone out there give me a better way to solve this? Are there such a thing
> that can convert IDW or PDF to WMF? I am pretty sure that there are many
> people would like this option or plug-in....
>
> --
> Derek Sevier
> Mechanical Engineer
> Quality Corporation
> derek.s@donkeyforklift.com
> www.donkeyforklift.com
>
>
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MechMan_
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Message 4 of 8 (65 Views)

Re: To WMF or any other way?

12-03-2002 03:46 AM in reply to: *Sevier, Derek
Would it be any easier for you to use Irfanview (or other similar program like PaintShop Pro) to capture your images (screen capture) and then save the image out to the desired file format?

MechMan
*Sevier, Derek
Message 5 of 8 (65 Views)

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12-03-2002 03:49 AM in reply to: *Sevier, Derek
But does it look good or not? See how nice WMF looks with those straight
line in diagonal compare to BMP which looks choppy.

--
Derek Sevier
Mechanical Engineer
Quality Corporation
derek.s@donkeyforklift.com
www.donkeyforklift.com

"Kent Keller" wrote in message
news:592DA9E66FAD358ABE76DEEB0823BE1A@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> If you save to BMP, I think the freeware Irfanview can save it as a EMF
(enhanced windows
> metafile) If I am not mistaken if needed I think the extension can just
be changed to wmf
> if needed and have it work.
>
> I am sure you are looking for more than this, but Charles Export preview
program will save
> a wmf of the preview bitmap from the file.
>
> --
> Kent
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
> "Derek Sevier" wrote in message
>
> > anyone out there give me a better way to solve this? Are there such a
thing
> > that can convert IDW or PDF to WMF? I am pretty sure that there are many
> > people would like this option or plug-in....
> >
> > --
> > Derek Sevier
> > Mechanical Engineer
> > Quality Corporation
> > derek.s@donkeyforklift.com
> > www.donkeyforklift.com
> >
> >
>
>
*Dotson, Sean
Message 6 of 8 (65 Views)

Re: To WMF or any other way?

12-03-2002 04:31 AM in reply to: *Sevier, Derek
How about PDF the IDWs then cut and paste from the PDF into Word. I've done
this plenty of times and the results look nice IMO.

--
Sean Dotson, PE
http://www.sdotson.com
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"Derek Sevier" wrote in message
news:89E6B56209477A2489F884B81F392551@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> When I was using MDT, I could WMF the drawings so I can insert them to MS
> Word for parts manual. Now I am in Inventor and would like a easier way to
> WMF the drawings. I have tried to look thru the internet to see if there
is
> a way I can convert the PDF drawings or IDW drawings to WMF. I am using
> Win2PDF to make the drawings for the manufacture employees to look at. We
> just can't insert PDF into MS Word. I do not like the quality and the size
> of BMP no matter what resolution I use. The only workaround that I have
been
> using is to import the drawings from Inventor to MDT and then WMF out from
> there but it takes a lot of time since it needs clean up and all.... Can
> anyone out there give me a better way to solve this? Are there such a
thing
> that can convert IDW or PDF to WMF? I am pretty sure that there are many
> people would like this option or plug-in....
>
> --
> Derek Sevier
> Mechanical Engineer
> Quality Corporation
> derek.s@donkeyforklift.com
> www.donkeyforklift.com
>
>
*Bliss, Charles
Message 7 of 8 (65 Views)

Re:

12-03-2002 05:28 AM in reply to: *Sevier, Derek
And if you use the export Jpeg tool, you get small fine detail JPEGS!
This is also posted on my site.

Kent Keller wrote:

>If you save to BMP, I think the freeware Irfanview can save it as a EMF (enhanced windows
>metafile) If I am not mistaken if needed I think the extension can just be changed to wmf
>if needed and have it work.
>
>I am sure you are looking for more than this, but Charles Export preview program will save
>a wmf of the preview bitmap from the file.
>
>--
>Kent
>Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
>"Derek Sevier" wrote in message
>
>
>
>>anyone out there give me a better way to solve this? Are there such a thing
>>that can convert IDW or PDF to WMF? I am pretty sure that there are many
>>people would like this option or plug-in....
>>
>>--
>>Derek Sevier
>>Mechanical Engineer
>>Quality Corporation
>>derek.s@donkeyforklift.com
>>www.donkeyforklift.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
*Steve
Message 8 of 8 (65 Views)

Re: To WMF or any other way?

12-03-2002 06:32 AM in reply to: *Sevier, Derek
Hi Derek,
You can, "control-print screen" directly into a Word document. Go to the
view pull down menu then toolbars/picture and use the crop tool by dragging
the handles. It works slick.

Steve

"Derek Sevier" wrote in message
news:89E6B56209477A2489F884B81F392551@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> When I was using MDT, I could WMF the drawings so I can insert them to MS
> Word for parts manual. Now I am in Inventor and would like a easier way to
> WMF the drawings. I have tried to look thru the internet to see if there
is
> a way I can convert the PDF drawings or IDW drawings to WMF. I am using
> Win2PDF to make the drawings for the manufacture employees to look at. We
> just can't insert PDF into MS Word. I do not like the quality and the size
> of BMP no matter what resolution I use. The only workaround that I have
been
> using is to import the drawings from Inventor to MDT and then WMF out from
> there but it takes a lot of time since it needs clean up and all.... Can
> anyone out there give me a better way to solve this? Are there such a
thing
> that can convert IDW or PDF to WMF? I am pretty sure that there are many
> people would like this option or plug-in....
>
> --
> Derek Sevier
> Mechanical Engineer
> Quality Corporation
> derek.s@donkeyforklift.com
> www.donkeyforklift.com
>
>
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