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I have some EPS files and I need to convert them to PDF files in Windows. Google thus far points to me a lot of bad looking commercial software applications. What's the best way to do this?

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This question on Stack Overflow describes how to convert EPS files to PDF using Ghostscript. If you have any (specific) issues with that potential answer, come on back. – Nicholas Cole May 24 '13 at 22:31

You can use Ghostscript to do this easily on command prompt.

  1. Install Ghostscript, linked above
  2. Open Command Prompt
  3. Run %programfiles%\gs\gs9.07\lib\ps2pdf.bat input.eps output.pdf
    • Replace Ghostscript version as needed
    • You can also use the full document path for the input and output files
  4. Done
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If you prefer sticking with GUI programs, use Gimp, which is also available for Windows. While it can open EPS documents, it cannot save to PDF directly, but using a free PDF printer like PDFCreator. Could include some hassles to set the document size, though.

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You can provide multiple solutions in a single answer. – Karan May 24 '13 at 23:58
Sure - but they've got nothing in common and are radically different answers, and form two fully independent ways of achieving the problem. If I'd posted ps2pdf and calling ghostscript directly I'd totally agree with you, but these two solutions don't belong together. – Jens Erat May 25 '13 at 0:06
Meh, going by what slhck wrote there I still feel these could have been combined, with a separator/HR if required. Anyway, that's all from me on this issue. – Karan May 25 '13 at 1:03

When MiKTeX is installed, you can use the command line

epstopdf input.eps --output output.pdf
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just wanted to point out that for me (Windows 10, MikTex 2.9) the --output option does not work. The working command is instead epstopdf input.eps --outfile=output.pdf – glS Nov 22 '15 at 19:00

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