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I know I can use Save as in Inkscape to convert from SVG to Enhanced Metafile (EMF). But if I have several files this is a bit cumbersome. Is there a command line tool I could use instead?

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You saved my life by making me discover Inkscape. Works much better than AI for creating EMF ! – iDevlop Jun 12 '13 at 10:36
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Looks like you can use inkscape from the command lone to do this with the -M switch.

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Excellent. Just what I was looking for. – hlovdal Jun 22 '12 at 13:04
This option is not present in Inkscape 0.48.4 :( – rumtscho Apr 2 '13 at 17:58
@rumtscho AFAIK it is only available under Windows – f3lix Nov 14 '13 at 11:48
@f3lix I don't remember the circumstances of making this comment, but there is a good chance I was on Linux. I was going to ask you how to do it on Linux then, but I guess this is offtopic enough to merit its own question. – rumtscho Nov 14 '13 at 12:06
Hmm. This seems to use bitmap export, I'd like to maintain it as a vector EMF file. – Jason S Mar 28 '14 at 20:50

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