Opening 'emf' document?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Big Stevie, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Big Stevie macrumors 6502a

    Big Stevie

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    Ive just downloaded an .emf document but I cant open it. What apps/software should I try please?
     
  2. jamietshaw macrumors member

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    Use filext.com or similar to look up file types. "Extended (or Enhanced) Windows Metafile Format" can be opened by Microsoft programs if you have any – you could drag into Word then right-click and choose Save As Picture to convert to something more universal – PDF seems the best choice from Word.
     
  3. orvn macrumors 6502

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    That's Windows printer spool (cached job for a peripheral, usually a printer or scanner) file. It's a temporary file on Windows, I can't imagine you'd ever need it or want to open it on any operating system, let alone a Mac.

    You could just request the file to be printed/scanned right from the source.

    So I guess the question becomes: why is it you need this file exactly?
     
  4. Big Stevie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My brother has created a family tree and posted it online. Its the family tree that ive downloaded and its an .emf document. Perhaps I could save it on my windows laptop and then email it to myself?
     

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