RubyPDF Blog Open Source,PDF PDF2DXF-Use Free Softwares PStoEdit and GhostScript To Convert PDF To Vector Graphics

PDF2DXF-Use Free Softwares PStoEdit and GhostScript To Convert PDF To Vector Graphics


pstoedit translates PostScript and PDF graphics into other vector formats.

Supported Formats

Currently pstoedit can generate the following major formats:

  • Tgif .obj format (for tgif version >= 3)
  • .fig format for xfig
  • pdf – Adobe’s Portable Document Format
  • gnuplot format
  • Flattened PostScript (with or without Bezier curves)
  • DXF – CAD exchange format
  • LWO – LightWave 3D
  • RIB – RenderMan
  • RPL – Real3D
  • Java 1 or Java 2 applet
  • Idraw format (in fact a special form of EPS that idraw can read)
  • Tcl/Tk
  • HPGL
  • AI (Adobe Illustrator) (based on – not a real pstoedit driver – see notes below and manual)
  • Windows Meta Files (WMF) (Windows 9x/NT only)
  • Enhanced Windows Meta Files (EMF) (Windows 9x/NT only)
  • OS/2 meta files (OS/2 only)
  • PIC format for troff/groff
  • MetaPost format for usage with TeX/LaTeX
  • LaTeX2e picture
  • Kontour
  • GNU Metafile (plotutils / libplot)
  • Skencil
  • Mathematica
  • via ImageMagick to any format supported by ImageMagick
  • SWF

Besides these some further very special formats are supported. See the
pstoedit.htm for a complete list of available

The following formats are available as additional plugins on a
shareware basis. See
for more details.

  • (Frame)Maker Intermediate Format (MIF)
  • CGM Format (both binary and textual)
  • SVG – scalable vector format. One candidate of the W3C
    for a web standard for vector drawings. See
    for more details.
  • Better Enhanced Windows Meta Files (EMF) (supports curves
    and compound pathes and does more accurate text
    formatting) (Windows 9x/NT/2K/XP/Vista only)
  • RTF (MS Word) (Windows 9x/NT/2K/XP/Vista only)

Use PStoEdit directly by GsView

PStoEdit has a DLL which can be used directly by GSview.
PStoEdit can be used from GSview 2.8 or later, using “Edit | Convert to vector format”.
To use PStoEdit from GSview on Windows or OS/2, unzip the PStoEdit files into c:\ghostgum\pstoedit (assuming you installed GSview to the default location c:\ghostgum\gsview).

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.