If you are thinking “What is WMF file and how to open it” then read this complete article here. WMF (Windows Metafile) is an image file extension that was originally developed by Microsoft Corporation for their Windows OS (Operating System) in 1990. A WMF file can contain both raster components as well as vector graphics without any hassle.
First Microsoft developed 16-bit Windows Metafile (WMF) extension and after that it also launched the upgraded edition of WMF files i.e. 32-bit Enhanced Metafile (EMF). A Windows Metafile WMF can store drawing lines, circles, rectangles, bitmap drawing, text with fonts, tile, cascade, etc. After reading a little information about WMF format extension, you can understand that Windows Metafiles are similar to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) files.
Windows Metafile (WMF) is a native vector graphic format for Microsoft Office Suite programs like Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc. The original 16-bit WMF file format was fully specified in volume 4 of the Windows 3.1 SDK documentation from 1992. WMF files can contain multiple components and each of these objects is stored in the metafile and stored in an object table that tracks the use of graphic objects during the processing of the metafile. We hope that now these types of queries will be solved...
In the first, WMF file was not originally developed to device-independent means that users could not open Windows Metafile on different output devices. A partial solution to this problem was invented by Aldus Corporation. Aldus Corporation added APM Header (Additional Placeable Header) along with a metafile version, metafile size, number of objects in the metafile, bounding rectable, etc. Later in Windows 2000, Microsoft has incorporated these features in WMF file extension.
It is not a difficult task to open Windows Metafile WMF extension, you can easily open Windows Metafile WMF extension without any problem. There are various techniques available to open WMF file format.
1 – Select WMF Windows Metafile extension and right click on the file. After that select Open with << Choose another app option as you can see in the desired screenshot.
2 – Now it is asking “how do you want to open this file?” click on More apps to continue.
3 – Select Word (desktop) from the applications and hit on the Ok button.
4 – Now select the encoding that makes your document readable from Windows (Default), MS-DOC, Other encoding and press the Ok button.
5 – At last you can read WMF Windows Metafile format encoding in MS Word program.
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In this post, we have described brief information about “what is WMF file and how to open”, we have also provided the basic information about Windows Metafile *.wmf. If you are still facing the problem then you can contact our technical support team. You can also check the WMF file catalog for solving various types of queries about Windows Metafile format.