In the late 90s, I purchased this clip art program. There are over 15 CDs. I am able to upload the individual folders to my Macbook Pro,
I am not able to import any of the files directly into Inkscape. The software ALWAYS crashes!
I do have Microsoft Office on my Mac. I am able to import a file and change it to a PDF. Then I have to bring into another app to remove the background.
Is there an app or another way to quickly convert these files for Mac?
I don’t know the answer, but I don’t mind futzing around with it if you want to PM me a representative file. I promise not to save it after the job is done.
If you have access to a PC or know how to run in an emulator, the venerable IrfanView has batch conversion and supports wmf.
I will send you the files tomorrow.
I do have a HP laptop. Could you tell me how to run the emulator?
If it runs Windows, you don’t need an emulator – IrfanView is a windows app.
many WMF/EMF to SVG converters out there, too: https://www.google.com/search?q=batch+convert+wmf+to+svg (as well converting to PNG, PDF, etc.)
I am here by declaring that you are the Glowforge hero of the day.
Thank you so very much for helping me.
Best mac key combo… but hard to do, like a monkey paw…
screenshot to clipboard, then just paste in inkscape:
Press Command-Control-Shift-4 to change a pointer to a crosshair. Select the area of a screen you want to capture by moving and dragging the cursor. After clicking on the mouse, the screenshot will be saved to the clipboard .
Keep in mind though that a screenshot is a bitmap. WMF is, as far as I remember, a vector based format - so you lose information that way.
I found Ifanview a few years back when my then current viewer/modifier bit the dust and no longer updated. It has a LOT of tasking abilities.
I have that too
Haven’t used it in at least 15 yrs (really need to start throwing stuff out). I didn’t use the app but as I recall used Corel draw for them.
The new converters that folks have pointed to are just the ticket now.
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