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*Veilleux, Mike
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convert PDF to DWG or DXF

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11-01-2001 10:46 PM
Is it possible to convert a PDF to DWG or DXF? I need to revise a drawing
that I only have in PDF form right now. The only other option would be to
create the drawing from scratch, which would be very labor intensive...


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Mike Veilleux
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*Renaud, David
Post 2 of 33

Re: convert PDF to DWG or DXF

11-01-2001 10:46 PM in reply to: *Veilleux, Mike
Mike,

Get Gostview/Ghostscript off the web (freeware). It can convert a pdf to
a dxf.

David
*Veilleux, Mike
Post 3 of 33

Re:

11-01-2001 11:07 PM in reply to: *Veilleux, Mike
I downloaded Ghostscript 7.0, but I have no idea how to use to it to convert
a PDF to DXF. It seems like a programmer's tool, which I am not.....

any other software?



"David Renaud" wrote in message
news:3BE2A274.808FF864@reiengineering.com...
> Mike,
>
> Get Gostview/Ghostscript off the web (freeware). It can convert a pdf to
> a dxf.
>
> David
*Renaud, David
Post 4 of 33

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11-01-2001 11:07 PM in reply to: *Veilleux, Mike
Mike,

You need to have both Ghostscript AND Ghostview. Ghostview is the
user-friendly interface with Ghostscript. Use Ghostview when you start.
Confusing way to do it (2 seperate software packages), but it works.

David
*jmorris
Post 5 of 33

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11-01-2001 11:07 PM in reply to: *Veilleux, Mike
>You need to have both Ghostscript AND Ghostview. Ghostview is the
>user-friendly interface with Ghostscript. Use Ghostview when you start.
>Confusing way to do it (2 seperate software packages), but it works.
>
>David

David.... have you been pretty satisfied with the above
combo over the Acrobat package?

Does the combo give you pretty much the same
functionality as full Acrobat?
*Renaud, David
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11-01-2001 11:17 PM in reply to: *Veilleux, Mike
Hey John,

I've never used anything but the Reader, so I really can't say. I would
have to think, though, that the Adobe stuff is better. The main thing
Ghostview/script does is to convert between several formats, including
eps, tif, dxf, pdf, jpg, bmp, to name a few.

David
*jmorris
Post 7 of 33

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11-01-2001 11:42 PM in reply to: *Veilleux, Mike
>The main thing
>Ghostview/script does is to convert between several formats, including
>eps, tif, dxf, pdf, jpg, bmp, to name a few.

And this is something that Acrobat will NOT do,
correct?

If yes... that gives Ghostview a major advantage right
there, doesn't it?
*Renaud, David
Post 8 of 33

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11-01-2001 11:43 PM in reply to: *Veilleux, Mike
Don't know, like I said I have only used the Reader. I don't know at all
what a full version of Acrobat will do...
*jmorris
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11-02-2001 12:01 AM in reply to: *Veilleux, Mike
>Don't know, like I said I have only used the Reader. I don't know at all
>what a full version of Acrobat will do...

Oh I see.

So .... do you "create" PDF files using Ghostview and
GhostScript then?

IOW.... what I am asking is... what do YOU do with
Ghost view and script?

And why not just buy full Acrobat?
*Renaud, David
Post 10 of 33

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11-02-2001 12:08 AM in reply to: *Veilleux, Mike
Well, actually, I hardly ever use it. What I do use it for is to convert
eps files (exported from Autocad, plot device Postscript Level 1) to
pdf's for distribution to clients, et al. It does this just fine, but I
have one called 5D2PDF that is easier to use and does the same
(eps-->pdf).

Why not Adobe Acrobat? These are free...

David
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