I searched and found quite a number of conversion software. One link I tried out was http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/bitmaptovector/
. I also downloaded a trial called VectorEve, and it did a pretty good job, but kept crashing. I still managed to convert, but the result isn't without its flaws. For instance, when I imported it into InDesign, I placed it in an object frame, and while the image was clean enough, it wouldn't completely fill the frame size. I don't know much about vectors, but I thought you could enlarge them without limits. I also looked at another program called Autotrace, http://autotrace.sourceforge.net/
, but I don't know if it's WinXp compatible, although it is free. Many programs are for CAD, but I don't know if CAD is more engineering and less to do with Adobe Creative Suite.
Thanks in advance for your help.