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August 31st, 2010, 04:52 AM
hello everyone!
kindly suggest me how to convert .pdf to .eps.
i have installed Imagemagick for this conversion but may be its not installed properly.its giving me an error "install libLTLIBRARIES".i dont know from where i can get it.
or is there some other way to convert .pdf files to .eps files in ubuntu?
then please help me
thank you in advance

March 27th, 2011, 01:13 PM
sudo aptitude install ps2eps
ps2eps -f input_file output_file

-f mean force overwrite

March 28th, 2011, 12:53 AM
hello everyone!
kindly suggest me how to convert .pdf to .eps.

first of all you need to say us if you

- want keep vector format
- want simply wrap your pdf in an EPS container

assuming you want do the first thing (keeping vector), imagemagick is not the proper software to perform this task

you can:

- use Gsview + pstoedit
- open your pdf
- convert in EPS format

or use ps2eps but first you must convert pdf in ps with

pdftops (different from pdf2ps that is a ghostscript wrapper)

pdftops (part of poppler utils) is able to perform conversion more reliably

then on your ps you can use ps2eps