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How to convert eps file to a large jpeg image

I am using Linux. I want to convert an eps file to jpeg file. I find that I can use "convert" command. However, the resulting image looks very small. I want to enlarge the jpeg file by -resize option. ...
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How can I rip a DVD but merge/join episodes

Some background. I have the Pink Panther Collection, they have about 30 episodes on each DVD. Now I want to watch this on my $MobileDevice. So I went and converted it to both m4v and avi. This of ...
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Desktop app for wiki like markdown/markups?

Is there some kind of app i can use to write documentation for offline use then copy/paste the text later into wikipedia? If not is there some kind of wiki to pdf or doc to wiki converter?
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Automating the choice between JPEG and PNG with a script

Choosing the right format to save your images in is crucial for preserving image quality and reducing artifacts. Different formats follow different compression methods and come with their own set of ...
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Getting N jpeg images from N-Pages PDF

I've a PDF composed by N pages. I want to convert this PDF in N jpeg images (by command line, no Php, Java or other programming languages). I'm trying to do this with GHOSTSCRIPT but the output ...
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Converting RGB to CMYK color profile in GIMP

I want to convert an sRGB image in gimp to CMYK. Heres what I did: Downloaded CMYK color profiles from Adobe. Extracted them in the icc folder (/usr/share/color/icc/) I opened my xcf image in gimp ...
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DJVU to PDF conversion application

Which program can convert a book from DJVU to PDF format. Please advise one's you have tried yourself.
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append images using a grid

convert +append ... appends images horizontally. convert -append ... appends images vertically. Imagine i have a set of N images and i want to create to append the images following a grid of N/2 ...
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I need to batch convert Word Perfect documets (.wpd) to word (.doc)

If I do a save as from word perfect, the formatting is retained, and everything is all good. if I try and open the files in Word 2007, the tables get all screwed up and there are some issues with the ...
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Converting audio (music) to notes

I have an idea for a program I wish to write, but it requires a way to convert musical audio (single guitar, at first approximation) to notes (e.g., OCR/speech-recognition for music). Google found ...
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How do I merge MP4 files without audio going out of sync?

Is there a tool I can use that can merge MP4 files without throwing the audio out of sync? I generated some MP4 files from a DVD using AVIDemux but whatever tool I try to use always ends up ...
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How do I convert mono MP3 to joint stereo without significant filesize increase or perceived loss of audio quality? [closed]

I seek a simple way to LOSSLESSLY (i.e. no perceived loss in audio quality) convert mono mp3 files to joint stereo mp3 files. In other words, is (free or cheap) software available that can COPY the ...
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Semantic PDF to HTML conversion

I would like to convert a PDF document to a collection of HTML pages that exhibit 'clean' markup, and generate/keep semantic info (chapters, sections...), as well as perform cleanup tasks (e.g. I am ...
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CHM to EPUB Converter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to convert CHM files to EPUB/Kindle I recently bought an iriver ebook reader but it doesn't support chm files. I have bought a bunch of O'Reilly books and with ...
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Good application to render or convert SVG files to other file formats [closed]

I need to render SVG files to other file formats (.png, for example.) What's a good application for performing that render or conversion? Specifically, I need an application that runs on Windows. ...
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How do I convert Word files or HTML to CHM or PDF?

I have a piece of software that currently packages an MS Word file as the user guide/help. I would like to make this into either a PDF or a CHM file. I do not wish to re-write the help or user ...
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How can I turn a multi-page .TIF file into a PDF? [duplicate]

I have a GIGANTIC .TIF file. I scanned in a book a few days ago and I accidentally scanned it as a multi-page .TIF. I really want to turn it into a more accessible .PDF file. Do you have any idea ...
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Converting MP3 files to small size

Is it ok to convert a MP3 file from 128kbps to 80kbps vbr? I mean, will there be a difference if I convert 1411kbps WAV to 80kbps MP3 vbr? How much will be that difference?
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PDF to HTML - batch converter - most reliable and accurate free AND paid for software?

I'm look for either a free or paid-for (about 50$/40pounds) BATCH PDF to HTML converter to convert several PDF files at once. Needs to be able to handle vectored and bitmap images within the file, ...
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How can I convert SAS data files into something simple like CSV data?

There are gov't data files: http://www.cdc.gov/EpiInfo/ Available in this weird SAS format. How can I convert them into XML/CSV, something much simpler that can be read by scripts/etc.???
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JPG files are too small when converted from PDF with imagemagick

I'm on Ubuntu 10.04 with imagemagick. I used this command: convert myfile.pdf -density 300 file.jpg This works well, but the JPGs are only about an inch high. How can I preserve the paper size in ...
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SCAN Image to TEXT

I got the scanned image document from bank and i just want to covert into normal word document with images in ubuntu . is there any tool for it ?
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oxps to pdf or image - Linux

I've been trying to solve the problem of converting an .oxps file to .pdf or other file format. Any solutions for Linux out there? I've been searching around and cannot come up with much thus far. ...
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Converting a Word document to LaTeX format

I'm preparing a book to be published and keeping everything in .docx files. Other than text the files include graphs (jpeg) and lots of equations typed in MathType. Since MS Word is not fully ...
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How to convert a text file from Shift JIS to UTF-8 and back from the terminal

In order to make this conversion I have to use a text editor. This is tedious. Is there an easier way to do it, like some program I can run from the Linux or OSX terminal?
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How can I convert an AVI file to something the iPod can view?

My son received a DVD with some AVI files of his soccer game. (I think they're from a Sharp camcorder, but I'm not 100% sure of that). How can I convert them to a format that he can view on his iPod ...
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Is there a Usb to microsd converter?

Wondering if there is a converter which would allow me to insert a usb into a microSD slot. Especially, on the Asus Transformer! or any other way. Edit: More precisely if there ain't any, why ? what ...
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How to convert VCD to DVD?

How do I convert VCD's to DVD's? I searched Google but most of the guides are really old. I am using Windows 7.
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how can I convert a Powerpoint presentation to a video file (AVI or WMV)? [closed]

What tools can convert Powerpoint presentations to video formats? Free (as in beer or as in speech) preferred, since this is a one-time thing.
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Convert OS X .pages file to PDF or HTML preserving hyperlinks

Just wondering if anyone knows how to convert a Pages file to a PDF or HTML file while preserving the hyperlinks within the document. I can export it to .PDF (using OS X Lion 10.7.3) but and the ...
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cleaning up pdftotext font issues

I'm using pdftotext to make an ASCII version of a PDF document (made with LaTeX), because collaborators prefer a simple document in MS word. The plain text version I see looks good, but upon closer ...
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How to Create an XML File from an Excel File

I have an Excel spreadsheet file that has 5 or so columns and hundreds of lines. I need to convert this (export these data) to an XML file. I'm interested in three of the columns and they correspond ...
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Ubuntu: Convert OpenOffice Calc to Excel workbook using CLI

I need to create an automated report in a spreadsheet format. Unfortunately, There seems to be an easy way to create these reports using OpenOffice Calc, but upper managements wants them in MS Excel ...
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batch convert htm files to pdf

What applications allow the user to batch convert HTM files into PDF?
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How to convert WMV to other formats (such as h.264) using ffmpeg on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to convert wmv to mp4? Suggest ffmpeg tweaks for converting from WMV to FLV? I've installed ffmpeg through MacPorts using the following Terminal command: $ sudo ...
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Tool to convert a series of image into a single sprite sheet

Are there any known tools that can take a serie of pictures and generate a single sprite sheet from them? (ie. place all the images into a single image, one after the other). I have found some very ...
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How to convert HTML into endless one-page PDF via wkhtmltopdf?

Currently when converting the PDF from given URL, like: wkhtmltopdf http://superuser.com/ superuser.pdf where it consist multiple A4 pages (so sometimes images are cut in the middle of the page). ...
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convert image at command line to console stream

I'm looking for something like ImageMagick's "convert" but that outputs to the console. The obvious answer is "create a temp file and cat that" but I'd prefer not to have to go to the trouble. Are ...
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How to create a .cur file on Mac OS X

Does anyone know how to convert a GIF file to a CUR file for use as a CSS cursor on a Mac? I've seen several applications for Windows that do this, but nothing yet for Mac. Is there anything out ...
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Convert XLS to CSV in Unix

Is there an easy to compile plain C XLS (Excel sheet(s)) to CSV (or other text delimited format) converter for Linux or the BSDs that doesn't rely on Perl and installing a bunch of module perl modules ...
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Converting video for Android using Adobe Media Encoder

I'm trying to convert some video to H.264 and play it on my Android mobile phone. I have Adobe Media Encoder and can easily create files that play on my PC but when I copy them to the phone the media ...
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Converting from color to true black and white in ImageMagick? [duplicate]

I have seen how to convert a picture from color to grayscale in this Super User question and answer thread. However, grayscale is not black and white. Simply put, if a field has color, I want to ...
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How much data storage capacity will be lost converting from FAT32 to NTFS?

I want to convert my 1TB (931GB) and 2TB (1.81TB) external hard drives from FAT32 to NTFS file system to support larger files. I've done some research on how to do it but before I decide if I should ...
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Converting “in place” a column of cells from minutes to hours and minutes in Excel

I have several columns of data in an Excel 2010 worksheet that are values in minutes and I want to convert them to hours and minutes (the data source will only generate an Excel workbook using ...
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Is there any free way to convert 3DS Max (*.max) to *.3ds or *.obj?

I found many nice free 3D objects on the web - for example on 3DXtras.com. However, some of them are only in *.max format. Is there any free way to convert at least the basic structure to some more ...
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Transfer Video to Sony Walkman NWZ-S544

How do I transfer an MP4 video file to my Sony Walkman NWZ-S544? It transfers but then I cannot play it because I get a "format not supported" error. The file I'm transferring is a standard MP4 ...
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Convert Microsoft Office .doc files to Office 2007 .docx file from the command line

I need to convert Microsoft Office Word .doc files into the new format (.docx) of Office 2007. I need it to be done via the command line since it's an application where people upload .doc files, and I ...
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What is the best (free) way to play or convert .amr files on a computer? [closed]

I record numerous sound files (record notes) on my sony ericsson cell phone. I would like to play these files continuously one after another on my computer but they are .amr audio files which windows ...
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How do I transfer videos from DV camera to divx?

I have a videocamera that uses mini-dv tapes. In the past, I've transferred the files and made DVDs, but that was time- and disk-space- consuming. I wanted to find new tools and to figure out how to ...
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How can I change a video container without re-encoding or compressing the file?

When I ripped my Kill Bill DVD I used handbrake and put it into a single avi. I realize that I didn't get the subtitles, so what I want to do is convert the AVI to MKV and put the subtitles in the ...