Wmf format was intended to be used with vector based graphics. Provided
the graphic is created in a vector based drawing program, and properly
saved to the vector based version of wmf, the graphic will not have a
background (unless you added it). The background you refer to is part of
raster based images.
If you try to save a raster based graphic in wmf format, the graphic
will have a background because raster based images are basically
rectangular. The rectangular background is actually part of the raster
image. Also, programs that can only save to a raster based form of wmf
will create wmf graphics that include a background.
Additionally, some paint programs indicate they can read wmf format
(vector or raster version). However, they may open the graphic as a
raster image. If the wmf graphic was vector based without a background
originally, opening the graphic as a raster image will create a
> Is it possible to create a Windows metafile with a transparent
> background? This feature doesn't seem to be available but maybe I'm
> wrong (I hope).
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