For many years I used Wolfgang Schulter's WMF2EPS Postscript driver to programmatically convert WMF/EMF (Windows/Enhanced Metafiles) to EPS (Encapsulated Postscript). My suite of programs and scripts generated EMF files, then invoked the wmf2eps command line program to convert the files, one at a time, to EPS.

I was recently forced to upgrade my production system from 32- to 64-bit Windows. As a result, WMF2EPS no longer works, and I am unable to install the 32-bit printer driver to get things working.

Is there a viable alternative to WMF2EPS for 64-bit Windows? I'm specifically looking for a similar programmatic solution which can be called from a program or script.

Here are some references related to WMF2EPS:

So the question is: is there a 64-bit version of WMF2EPS, or is there a viable programmatic alternative?

closed as off-topic by David Carlisle, user156344, Phelype Oleinik, Stefan Pinnow, Raaja May 20 at 12:50

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    If you understand Japanese (I don't): yuu.nkjmlab.org/diary/20100409.html The heading of this looks promising. – Skillmon May 20 at 7:26
  • This question is not clearly on topic here, imagemagic says it handles emf on windows but not sure if that includes 64bit imagemagick.sourceforge.net/http/www/formats.html – David Carlisle May 20 at 9:36
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    @DavidCarlisle ImageMagick is AFIK still only vector2raster2vector destroying any benefit the WMF2EPS is native vector 2PS print 2 EPS file thus stays true vector problem is the PS print driver is difficult since PS5 is not free nor working with Win10 – user170109 May 20 at 11:01
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    I got this CTAN ctan.org/pkg/wmf2eps package working by using a free PDF driver (similar to the virtual drivers in TeX) however it has to hook the Adobe PS5 dynamic link layer which Adobe previously made "freely available" but now seems to be difficult to source as this is like many older ctan packages now abandonware and thus only usable for the trial period it seems pointless to proceed The need for conversion from WMF2EPS is now fairly rare and the format MS specific thus this project was doomed from the outset – user170109 May 20 at 16:34
  • @DavidCarlisle Regarding the question being off-topic: apologies for the apparent mismatch, but I posted here for two reasons. (1) The WMF2EPS web site mentioned how its product could help with "TeX/LaTeX for typesetting scientific/technical stuff under Windows". (2) A search for "WMF2EPS" in this forum netted two posts. With thanks to those who answered here, what StackExchange forum would you recommend I post to instead? – Moshe Rubin May 21 at 5:11

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