Limitations When Printing to Vector File Formats

When printing from your application to a vector file format, only certain types of objects can be put into each of the various vector files.

For example, suppose your application is printing a page, which looks like this:

original.jpg

When printing to a CGM file, which supports text and shape objects, but does not support raster objects, the output will appear like this:

target.jpg

See the table below for a list of which objects are supported for each format.

Format Raster Shapes Text Notes
VEC Supported Supported Supported
DWF Not supported Supported Supported Filling is not supported, - format restriction.
DXF Supported Supported Supported Filling is not supported, - format restriction.
CGM Not supported Supported Supported No raster, format - restriction
PLT Not supported Supported Supported No colors, no filling - format restriction.
PCT Not supported Supported Supported Elliptical arcs not supported.
DRW Not supported Supported Supported Elliptical arcs not supported.
WMF Supported Supported Supported
EMF Supported Supported Supported
GBR Not supported Supported Supported Two colors only, - format restriction
SHP Not supported Supported Supported No raster - format restriction
PRN Supported Supported Supported No colors, no filling - format restriction.
SVG Supported Supported Supported
WPG Supported Supported Supported
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