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PDF to SVG

Postby jesperg » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:54 am

Hi
Is it possible to convert PDF to SVG format using NConvert.exe file?

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Re: PDF to SVG

Postby cday » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:08 pm

jesperg wrote:Is it possible to convert PDF to SVG format using NConvert.exe file?

The NConvert Help file lists supported formats at the end, and if I'm interpreting it correctly indicates formats that are supported for writing as well as reading with an asterix.

Sadly the SVG format is only shown as supported for reading... :(

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Re: PDF to SVG

Postby jesperg » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:13 pm

cday wrote:
jesperg wrote:Is it possible to convert PDF to SVG format using NConvert.exe file?

The NConvert Help file lists supported formats at the end, and if I'm interpreting it correctly indicates formats that are supported for writing as well as reading with an asterix.

Sadly the SVG format is only shown as supported for reading... :(


Thanks...

Do you know any other vector format that can be used on websites, that I can convert pdf into?

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Re: PDF to SVG

Postby cday » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:21 pm

jesperg wrote:Do you know any other vector format that can be used on websites, that I can convert pdf into?

Not myself, although Postscript is supported for writing and might be a possibility??

XnTriq will know if anyone knows, but not until later...

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Re: PDF to SVG

Postby XnTriq » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:00 pm

Welcome to the forum, jesperg.

jesperg wrote:Is it possible to convert PDF to SVG format using NConvert.exe file?

Vector-to-vector (PDF/SVG) conversion can't be done with nConvert.

jesperg wrote:Do you know any other vector format that can be used on websites, that I can convert pdf into?

Of course there are plug-ins for DWG/DXF, PDF, SWF (FlashPaper) etc., but SVG is the only vector format supported by all modern web browsers out of the box, as far as I know.



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