A file with the EVE extension is a lesser-known vector graphics format associated with the EmbeddedVectorEditor application designed by Barry Kauler, a program used for drawing vector diagrams. However, as you might have already guessed, EVE files are quite uncommon and supported only by a limited number of applications. Transforming EVE vector files into the popular PDF (the famous electronic document format) seems to be an efficient solution for transferring or viewing EVE graphics on various platforms, due to the fact that PDF documents are supported not only by a large number of applications on Windows-based computers, but also on systems running on other operating systems.
I will show you how easy it is to turn your EVE vector images into PDF documents using two free applications: the EmbeddedVectorEditor 3.5 (Open Source) (or EVE, for short) and PDFCreator 1.9 (Freeware) as a virtual printer. These two programs were chosen for this guide, because, besides being free to use, EmbeddedVectorEditor is the tool used for creating EVE vector files and PDFCreator is among the most popular virtual printers available on the Internet.
You will need to download the following software to keep up with this tutorial.
Here are the simple steps for the conversion process
Open your EVE vector graphics file with EmbeddedVectorEditor (File -> Open).
Go to the "File" menu and select "Print".
A window will appear (see image) from where you can change the name, dates, author, subject, and keywords. If you don't want to modify them, simply press "Save" and provide the desired output location.
a. You can change the output profile and change the quality of the resulting PDF files from the drop-down menu as you can see in the image below. You can also select to print your EVE files as images (JPEG, PNG, TIFF).
b. Modify the PDF settings and many other parameters by clicking on the "Options" button (a new window will pop up).
Converting EVE vector graphics files to PDF documents using EmbeddedVectorEditor 3.5 (Open Source) and PDFCreator 1.9 (Freeware) is a very simple process. Basically, you have to print a file from a vector image viewer/editor. Both these applications are free to use and the output PDF file will be created in no time and without any watermarks. If you want to use other tools that can perform this task, you may check other PDF virtual printers, like the ones found in the "Alternative Downloads" section, as there aren't other pieces of software that can open/view EVE graphics files.
- Very easy to use
- Both tools are free
- Fast conversion
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