RE: Off Topic: Printing HPGL files

From: Eifert, Dan (
Date: Wed Mar 28 2001 - 17:21:41 EEST


Where I work the engineering drawings are archived in HPGL format and we
view them through a program called Preview. When I want to pass them on to
a vendor or someone in procurement, I simply insert the picture into a Word
document. The standard import filters for Word won't handle HPGL but if you
go to this article
( you'll find
the file Hpgl32.exe which gives you the converter. It's rough workaround
but it works.

Dan Eifert
Lockheed Martin - Orlando
(407) 356-5789

-----Original Message-----
From: Hamish Hawthorn []
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 4:51 AM
Subject: Off Topic: Printing HPGL files

I have an old programme that prints out HPGL (plotter) files on an old
inkjet - unfortunately the printer has just given up the ghost and my new
printer does not work with the old software.

Does anyone know of a utility that will allow me to convert old HPGL files
to something that I can print out?

Thanks in advance,

Hamish Hawthorn
 Hamish Hawthorn
 129 Baptist Street
 Ph +61 2 9699 7356
 Fax +61 2 9363 5334
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