How to convert EMF to PDF using a PDF printer

This page explains how you can easily convert a .emf file to a PDF using free and easy to use tools from PDF24. The methods to create PDF files explained here are free and easy to use. A PDF creator and a PDF converter makes the conversion possible. The PDF24 Creator installs for you a virtual PDF printer so that you can print your .emf file on that printer in order to convert your file to PDF.

What you need to convert a EMF file to a PDF file or how you can create a PDF version from your EMF file

Files of the type EMF or files with the file extension .emf can be easily converted to PDF with the help of a PDF printer.

A PDF printer is a virtual printer which you can use like any other printer. The difference to a normal printer is that a PDF printer creates PDF files. You do not print on physical paper. The PDF printer prints the contents of the source file into a PDF file.

In this way, you can create a PDF version from any file which can be printed. Just open the file with a reader, click the "print" button, choose the virtual PDF printer and click "print". If you have a reader for the EMF file, and if the reader can print the file, then you can convert the file to a PDF.

PDF Printer

The FREE and easy to use PDF24 PDF printer can be downloaded from this page. Just click on the "download" button to the right of this article to download the PDF24 Creator. Install this software. After the installation you will have a new printer device registered in your Windows system which you can use to create a PDF file from your .emf file or to convert any other printable file to a PDF.

Here’s how it works:
  1. Install the PDF24 Creator
  2. Open your .emf file with a reader which can open the file.
  3. Print the file on the virtual PDF24 PDF printer.
  4. The PDF24 assistant opens, where you can save as a PDF, email, fax, or edit the new file.

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Alternative way to convert a EMF file to a PDF file

PDF24 provides several online tools which can be used to create PDF files. Supported files are added on a rolling basis and maybe the file type EMF is also already supported. The converter service has different interfaces. Two of them are the following:

The PDF24 Online PDF Converter supports a lot of files which can be converted to PDF. Simply select your EMF file from which you would like to have a PDF version, click the "convert" button and you will get a PDF version of your file.

Online PDF Converter

There is also the PDF24 E-Mail PDF Converter which can be used to convert files to PDF. Simply send an email to the E-Mail PDF converter service, attach your EMF file to that email, and a few seconds later you will get a PDF file back.

To the Online PDF Converter

More information about the .emf file type which is helpful to find a suitable reader so that you can print files of that type on the PDF printer.

File extension: .emf
Description: Microsoft Enhanced Metafile

Created PDF too large?

No problem, because PDF24 also has a suitable solution for this. Simply use the PDF24 compression tool. With it you can compress PDF files very easily. Depending on the content of a PDF, you can achieve amazing results and reduce the PDF file size significantly.

Tip: This is how you can combine EMF files into one PDF

With the PDF24 Creator or the PDF24 Online Tools you can easily merge PDF files into one PDF. You can use this function after you have converted your EMF files into PDFs. The procedure is now as follows:

  1. Use the PDF24 Creator and convert your .emf files into PDFs via the PDF printer.
  2. Start the Creator, drag all files into the program and click on the Merge icon in the toolbar.
  3. Finally, save your combined files as a new PDF.

Alternatively, you can also select all PDF files in Windows and right-click → PDF24 → Join to combine them into one PDF. PDF24 can partially automate the conversion into PDF format. If this is supported on your system, you can also drag your .emf files directly into the program and PDF24 will automatically convert them to PDFs.

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