How to rotate the page while converting wmf to postscript?

When you do the conversion work in your office,wmf to postscript for example,choosing a suitable software will be very important.Because it affects the work time,cost and your energy.So a suitable software will be fast in speed,low in price and easy in learning.This article will recommend you a such kind of software and tell you how to rotate the page when converting wmf to postscript with the software.Please see Figure1.

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                                                                           Figure1.

You can see there are four dialog boxes and four rectangles in Figure1 which shows the whole process of converting wmf to postscript.If you don’t understand,the following contents will be a good teacher.

Please look at the first dialog box with the name “htmltools” which is installation folder of the software used in the conversion of wmf to postscript--HTML Converter Command Line.HTML Converter Command Line is a powerful HTML conversion software which allows you to create previews or thumbnails of web pages in a number of different formats, such as TIF, TIFF, JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PCX, TGA, JP2 (JPEG2000), PNM, etc. It also allows you to convert web pages to PDF, PS (postscript), WMF, EMF vector formats.You can download HTML Converter Command Line at http://www.verypdf.com/htmltools/htmltools.zip. You can see HTML Converter Command Line is a zip file from the website.So please to unzip it into some location in your computer and you will see htmltools.exe framed in rectangle1,which is the executable file in the software and also the called program in the conversion of wmf to postscript.

The file framed in rectangle 2 in the second dialog named “wmf” is the source file which needs to be converted.

The third dialog box is a very important part in this conversion.It is cmd.exe program where you can input command line which contains called program,parameter,source file and target file.The command line in the dialog is the application of the following basic form:

htmltools.exe –rotate value “input.com” output.ps

NOTE: .ps is the extension name of postscript format file.

Let’s analyse the command line in cmd.exe dialog box.

"C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Local Settings\Temp\htmltools\htmltools.exe" -rotate 90 "C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\wmf\AN00932_.WMF" 01.ps

"C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Local Settings\Temp\htmltools\htmltools.exe"  is the path of htmltools.exe.You don’t have to input the long path letter by letter.Just drag the file into cmd.exe dialog and the file will turn to the path itself accurately. Please see arrow1.

-rotate 90 is the rotation angle of the page.You can set the value as 90,180 and 270.

"C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\wmf\AN00932_.WMF"  is the path of source file.

01.ps  is the name of target file.Of course you can set the path for target file here and you’d better enclose the path and name with double quotes.

The last dialog box is the location of target file.In the command line of this example,there is no information about the directory of target file,so the file framed in rectangle 4 will be saved in current directory framed in rectangle 3.

There are many other articles about HTML Converter Command Line at the website http://www.verypdf.com/wordpress/  for your reading.

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