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Re: Windows Metafiles

Sir, I have used "The GIMP", on a Windows Machine. I would try that. I'm sure it can cut and paste just fine ;)

On Thu, 3 Oct 2002 20:19:12 +0930
Tom Cook <tom.cook@adelaide.edu.au> wrote:

> 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...)
> TIA,
> Tom
> -- 
> 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.
> Get my GPG public key: https://pinky.its.adelaide.edu.au/~tkcook/tom.cook-at-adelaide.edu.au

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