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Mathematica Import/Export Format

EMF (.emf)

Microsoft EMF format.
Image file format.
Used by the Windows operating system and by Microsoft applications as a graphics resource format.
EMF is an acronym derived from Enhanced Metafile.
Binary format.
Stores vector graphics, raster graphics, and text.
Stores image data as either calls to the Windows graphical device interface (GDI), uncompressed Device Dependent Bitmaps, or uncompressed Device Independent Bitmaps.
Successor of the 16-bit WMF format.
  • Export fully supports the EMF format.
  • Export["file.emf", expr] exports arbitrary vector or raster graphics or typeset expressions to the EMF format.
  • Since EMF supports vector graphics, fonts are not rasterized when exporting to EMF.
  • See the reference pages for full general information on Export.
  • Data representation element:
"Graphics"exports arbitrary graphics to EMF
  • Export uses the "Graphics" element by default.