How to Get PDF in Vector Line Format

by George Garza

In 1993, Adobe Systems developed the Portable Document Format (PDF). It is a file format that was created for document exchange. The structure of a PDF file is independent of any application software, operating system or hardware. It maintains an electronic document in its original format; it is "Electronic Paper." Vector graphics, on the other hand, describe objects by their geometric characteristics---including points, curves, lines, and polygons---to represent images in computer graphics. Converting a document to Vector Line format allows you to manipulate the image without losing quality.

Convert PDF to Vector Line with VeryDoc

1

Create a Folder off the root directory called VeryDoc.

2

Download and install the VeryDoc PDF-to-Vector converter program (see "Resources" below).

3

Right-click the file and select "Extract Here."

4

Go to Start, and type "Run," then CMD. The program will run from the command window. You will see a black screen where you can access the Pdf2Vec.exe program from the command window.

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Go to the VeryDoc folder. Type "cd\" and press "Enter." Now type "cd verydoc" and press "Enter." You will now be in the VeryDoc folder. The file that you will run is Pdf2vec.exe.

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Type "Pdf2vec [input PDF file name] [output PDF file name]" and press "Enter." ("Input PDF file name" is the PDF file that you want to convert. "Output PDF file name" is the name you wish the Vector file to have after the conversion is complete.) Wait for the conversion to finish.

Convert using the Snowbatch Conversion Software.

1

Download and install the program (see "Resources" below).

2

Click "Snowbatch" to launch the program.

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Select the output format "EPS" (EPS is one of several Vector Line formats.)

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Click "Browse" and select the file to convert.

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Click "Browse." You must select the destination folder in which you wish to put the converted file. Click "Run"; this starts the conversion.

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About the Author

George Garza began writing professionally in 2003. He has worked as a computer instructor, programmer and network engineer and writes for various websites. He holds certifications in Cisco's CCNA and CCNP and Microsoft's MCSE, MCITP and MCTS. Garza has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Texas and a Master of Science in computer information systems from the University of Liverpool.

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