This page includes methods of sharing graphics/figures with co-workers who (probably) do not use ConTeXt. This includes importing to and exporting from ConTeXt.
Exporting MetaPost drawings as PDF files
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Importing MetaPost drawings into MS Word
MS Word can import many graphics formats, but not PDF. To allow a Word user to import a drawing created in MetaPost, the PDF can be converted to encapsulated postscript as follows:
- Create a PDF drawing (see "Exporting MetaPost drawing as PDF files" above).
- From the command line, convert to EPS using pdftops:
pdftops -eps -pagecrop myfile.pdf
- Import the EPS file as a picture into Word.
Note that the preview on-screen in Word is of poor quality, but when printed it should have the full quality of the original.