Print MS Office PowerPoint to EMF by command line

If you find there are some useful information in the slides of PowerPoint document, you may want to convert the document of MS Office PowerPoint to EMF format image. But which kind of application you should use and how to fulfill the conversion with the application you use? You will get the answers about these two questions in this article.

Which application you should take?

The command line application MiniPrint.exe is the internal application in the software development kit Mini EMF Printer Driver which is designed specially for software developers to develop their own application. The command line application in it can be called freely by users for implementing the functions of converting any printable documents to images. MiniPrint.exe is a MS-DOS oriented application so you can call it in MS-DOS command line window, too.

You should click here to download Mini EMF Printer Driver and install it on your computer if you want to use the command line application. The developer license of the SDK can also be purchased at and you will never need to pay other fees for using Mini EMF Printer Driver.

How to conver PowerPoint to EMF by using the command line application?

To convert ppt to emf or pptx to emf with MiniPrint.exe, you should do as follows:

1. Please open the MS-DOS command line window by clicking “Start”—“Run” to input “cmd” in “Open” combo box and clicking “OK” button. You can also press “Window”+ “R” to open “Run” dialog box and do the same work mentioned above, which is the quick way to open the command line window.

2. Please input the command line into MS-DOS prompt window. There is a basic command line template that you can refer to.

miniprint.exe C:\in.ppt C:\out.emf

In the template, there are three parts—called program, source file and target file.

According the the template, you can write your own commands just like the following example.

"C:\Program Files\VeryPDF Mini EMF Printer v2.0\emf_printer_driver\miniprint.exe" "C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\demo\ppt\Presentation.ppt" C:\pan.emf


"C:\Program Files\VeryPDF Mini EMF Printer v2.0\emf_printer_driver\miniprint.exe" is the path of MiniPrint.exe. You can copy the whole path to the command line window or drag the file into command line window directly.

"C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\demo\ppt\Presentation.ppt" stands for the path of source file.

C:\pan.emf stands for the path of target file. (NOTE: You should specify the path for the target file yourself.)

3. Please find the target file in specified location when the conversion from PowerPoint to EMF is over.

Mini EMF Printer Driver also supply some demos written in program languages such as C#, Delphi, VB for realizing some functions. If you need, you can see them in the installation package.

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