[cairo] metafile from cairo into powerpoint

Charles سمير Doutriaux doutriaux1 at llnl.gov
Mon Oct 13 13:23:07 PDT 2008


That sounds good, but is there a way to use if if you built cairo on  
another platfrom than windows?

See, our users are usually running there analysis and other under  
Linux or MacOSX and then move on to the dreaded/dark/wonderful/insert- 
your-superlative-here windows side for powerpoint.


On Oct 13, 2008, at 1:11 PM, Dominic Lachowicz wrote:

> Hi Charles,
> I'd be surprised if PowerPoint couldn't import WMF and EMF files. You
> could use Cairo's cairo_win32_printing_surface_create() call [1] using
> the HDC returned by Window's CreateEnhMetaFile() function [2]. At that
> point, you'll have an EMF on disk that should be usable by Office.
> Best,
> Dom
> [1] http:// www. cairographics.org/manual/cairo-win32- 
> surface.html#cairo-win32-printing-surface-create
> [2] http:// msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms534576(VS.85).aspx
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 4:04 PM, Charles سمير Doutriaux
> <doutriaux1 at llnl.gov> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> A lot of our users need to import graphics into their powerpoint
>> presentations.
>> We used to simply (under windows at least) do an insert picture from
>> file, select the postscript file we wanted (not eps) tell powerpoint
>> to treat it as eps, then right click on it, do "ungroup" and by some
>> magic powerpoint would convert it back to some windows meta file of
>> its own.
>> That worked great but it seems that the file genrated by cairo are
>> "font incompatible"with that method.
>> I was wondering if there's a way to get some metafile from cairo into
>> powerpoint (for rescaling and editing labels/legend at the last  
>> minute)
>> I tried svg but Powerpoint doesn't seem to know how to deal with it.
>> Is there another metafile format cairo can output to (like cgm or
>> window metafiles?)
>> I'm wondering how cairo users deal with this in genral.
>> Thanks,
>> C.
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