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Hi all,

I have this nasty NT app called ActiveHDL that I use for VHDL
development.  Its block diagram editor doesn't export to any
reasonable format.  I am trying to put block diagrams from it in a
Latex document, and am having all sorts of grief.  I would prefer it
to be a vector graphics format than a bitmap (vg always looks nicer).

First I tried printing the document to a file, in the belief that this
would give me postscript, but gs, gv and ps2pdf all barf on it with
the message:

Error: /syntaxerror in -file-
Operand stack:

Execution stack:
   %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--
--nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--
--nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   1   3
 %oparray_pop   1   3   %oparray_pop   1   3   %oparray_pop
.runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2
%stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval--
Dictionary stack:
   --dict:1037/1476(ro)(G)--   --dict:0/20(G)--   --dict:67/200(L)--
Current allocation mode is local
Current file position is 425
GNU Ghostscript 6.53: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

If anyone cal tell me what that means I would appreciate it.  So next
I tried copying it to the clipboard.  It seems that it keeps the image
there as a Windows Metafile (WMF).  But I can't find anything to paste
it into that will save it as a useful format.  I can paste it into
Word, but that won't export it further.  Also if I try printing it to
file from word I get the same issue as above.  Windows clipboard
viewer can save it, but that is as some .clp file.

I am greatly frustrated by this.  Google doesn't seem to have any
answers.  Is there a way of opening the windows clipboard files
(*.clp) in linux?  Or does anyone know of a free 'doze app that can
grab the contents of the clipboard and save it as some useful vector
format (EPS would be nice...)

Tom Cook
Information Technology Services, The University of Adelaide

Classifications of inanimate objects:  Those that don't work, those that break down, and those that get lost.

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