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I have a sketch saved as .vsd file (made in visio 2007). How do I convert it to the .eps format to be used as LaTeX figure?

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This question doesn't belong to this site. Maybe google will help: lmgtfy.com/?q=visio+to+eps –  Marco Daniel May 19 '12 at 15:15
    
Open it in Visio and export it to EPS. Alternatively print it into a PDF file using a PDF pseudo-printer and use pdfcrop to crop it. You won't get far without Visio here. –  Martin Scharrer May 19 '12 at 15:16
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fyi, there is no export to EPS option in VISIO. –  Nasser Feb 14 at 6:15

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You could use vsd2svg and Inkscape to turn VSD files into EPS:

vsd2svg example.vsd example.svg
inkscape -z -T -E example.eps example.svg

vsd2svg is available from http://dia-installer.de/vsd2svg Inkscape is available from http://inkscape.org

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Save the file as "EMF" -> Enhanced Metafile File in Visio. Visio -> Save As -> Enhanced Metafile File

Then download the metafile2eps.exe from here

http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/MetafileToEPSConverter

Its a nifty piece of software, give the input emf file to it, and export as EPS ! Done !

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The easiest way is to save as a PDF, then use inkscape to convert it into ps

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