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I use MiKTeX 2.8 on a Windows 7 (64bit) machine and I would like to use the eps2pgf interpreter. I have no idea how to proceed after downloading eps2pgf.zip. list of errors state.eps file

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Have you tried to unpack it(maybe you need a zip tool - google it). Often there would be a README file or some other text file describing how to install and use the tool. –  Hans-Peter E. Kristiansen Jan 2 '12 at 11:48
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eps2pgf appears to be a java application. You need to have java, version at least 1.5, installed, in order to run it. There seems to be a complete manual contained in the zip file. Unzip the file, and in the doc subdirectory,read the file eps2pgf_manual.pgf.

It seems that the program is rather picky, and will not work with number of postscript files that otherwise behave perfectly well. A workaround that I found is to convert the files with purifyeps first. The eps2pgf seems to work fine with the "purified" files. The purifyeps program is supposedly not included with MikTeX, though.

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Thanks for replying. I did look over the manual you referenced before my original post and I do have the latest version of java. I am trying to execute the code using a command line on simple eps file (outline of a state in the US). The program generates a pgf file that does not draw anything. –  Tom Price Jan 3 '12 at 11:54
    
Is there an error message of any sort when you run the program? –  Jan Hlavacek Jan 3 '12 at 14:29
    
Thanks again for responding. I attached the errors I get to my original post. –  Tom Price Jan 3 '12 at 15:20
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It seems that eps2pgf cannot handle your eps file. You can try to submit a bug report at sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=188852&atid=926973 including your file, the author may be able to fix that. The program seems to be rather picky, though, out of about 15 files that I randomly found on my disk, it could handle only 4 of them. The rest gave errors same or similar to what you got. –  Jan Hlavacek Jan 3 '12 at 15:56
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I have found that passing it through eps2eps utility can also help as well. –  Simon Byrne Aug 14 '12 at 14:39
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