Print Word to EMF by command line

There is a command line application named MiniPrint.exe which can print any printable documents to image formats file, of course including Word to EMF. MiniPrint.exe can be called by software developers when developing software for realizing related functions. MiniPrint.exe is a MS-DOS oriented application, if you want to use it to convert DOC to EMF, you should open MS-DOS interface at first.

For smoothly using the command line application, you need to download Mini EMF Printer Driver and install it on your computer. Please click here and then you will get the trial version of Mini EMF Printer Driver.

If you want to get the developer license for developing your applications, you should visit the purchasing website at and buy the license.

After buying it, you will be free to develop your own applications basing on Mini EMF Printer Driver and you are able to redistribute the related components about Mini EMF Printer Driver into your applications, which means you never need to pay any other fees for using Mini EMF Printer Driver.

You need to open MS-DOS command line window to input the commands for converting Word to EMF image format. Please use one of the following given ways:

  1. You can press “Window”+ “R” to open “Run” dialog box in which you need to input “cmd” in “Open” combo box and then please click “OK” button.
  2. Please click “Start”—“Run” to open “Run” dialog box. Then you should do the same work which are mentioned in way 1.

Then you should input the command line in MS-DOS interface. Please follow the below one to write your own command line.

miniprint.exe C:\in.doc C:\see.emf

From the template above, you can see the command line is consisted of three parts: called program—MiniPrint.exe, source file—the input Word document and target file—the output EMF image.

There is an example command line for you to better understanding the template. You need to pay attention that you should use the absolute path of each parameter when you write the commands.

"C:\Program Files\VeryPDF Mini EMF Printer v2.0\emf_printer_driver\miniprint.exe" "C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\demo\word\LibGuidesOrderForm.doc" C:\see.emf


  • "C:\Program Files\VeryPDF Mini EMF Printer v2.0\emf_printer_driver\miniprint.exe" is the absolute path of MiniPrint.exe. You can drag it to the command line window for convenience.
  • "C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\demo\word\LibGuidesOrderForm.doc" is the absolute of source file.
  • C:\see.emf is the absolute path of target file.

After you clicking on “Enter” button on your keyboard, the target file will come out itself seconds later. The output directory has been set by you in the command line and you can easily find the target file.

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