How to convert PCL to image and set page size via command line

The application EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line allows users to convert PCL to image of (JPEG, BMP, PS, TIFF, PCX, PXL, etc.) as well as setting page size for the converted image.

PCL (Printer Control Language) is a print file format created by HP (Hewlett-Packard) to quickly translate output file into high-quality, device-specific print images. Due to its limit compatibility, sometimes you need to convert PCL files to images.

EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line is a powerful command line application. It can not only convert PCL to PDF, but also can convert PCL to JPEG image, PCL to PostScript image, PCL to faxable TIFF image, etc. and set page size, resolution, color depth, etc. for the converted images.

Only in a few steps, you can successfully convert your PCL files to images. Please follow the steps shown below:

Step 1. Download and install

Please download EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line and install it on the computer. After the installation, you can see the executable file named pcltool.exe which is the called program in MS-DOS interface.

Step 2. Open command prompt window

To open the command prompt window, please press the hotkey Windows and R on your keyboard at the same time. Then, in the opened “Run” dialog box, please type cmd and click the OK button.

Step 3. Type commands

To convert PCL file to image and set image page size, please follow the command template below to type your commands in the command prompt window:

                       pcltool.exe -width <int> -height <int> <pcl-file> [<image-file >]

In the template,

pcltool.exethe called program

-width <int>:set image width to image file

-height <int>set image height to image file

<pcl-file>input PCL file

[<image-file >]output image file

For example,

                               pcltool.exe -width 800 -height 600 C:\in.pcl C:\out.tiff

This example is to convert a PCL file to a TIFF image file, and set the image width as 800 and height as 600.

Step 4. Run commands

To run the commands, please hit the Enter button on the keyboard. Then, it will convert the PCL file to the image and page size you specify.

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How to convert PCL to PDF and merge PDF via command line

The application EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line can not only easily convert PCL to PDF, but also can merge PDF documents into a single PDF file.

The following contents aim at showing you how to use this command line application to convert PCL files to PDF files and merge the PDF files into one. Please see the following steps:

1. Please free download EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line and then double click the installer to install this application on your computer. You will see an executable file named as pcltool.exe which is the called program used in converting PCL files to PDF and merging pdf documents.

2. In the next step, you need to open the command prompt window. You can press the hot key Windows + R on the keyboard at the same time to open the “Run” dialog box in which you can input cmd or CMD in the “Open” combo box and click the OK button.

3. In the command prompt window, to convert PCL file to PDF, please refer to the following command template to write your commands:

                                                 pcltool.exe [options] <pcl-file> [<pdf-file>]

In the template:

pcltool.exe: stands for called program.

[options]: set parameters.

<pcl-file>: stands for source file

[<pdf-file>]: stands for target file

For instance:

pcltool.exe C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf

4. To merge the PDF files, please follow the command template below:

                                                pcltool.exe –mergepdf <string> [<pdf-file>]

Where “–mergepdf <string>” can be:

–mergepdf “file1:file2:file3:…..”: Merge several PDF files into one

–mergepdf “C:\filelist.txt”: Merge PDF files from a .txt file

–mergepdf “C:\test.pdf*100-200*250-300”: Extract page ranges from PDF file

For example:

pcltool.exe –mergepdf “C:\1.pdf: C:\2.pdf: C:\3.pdf” C:\out.pdf

pcltool.exe –mergepdf “C:\filelist.txt” C:\out.pdf

pcltool.exe –mergepdf “C:\test-extraction.pdf*10-15” C:\out.pdf

The first example is to merge three PDF files in disk C to one PDF file and store it in disk C.

The second example is to merge PDF files from a TXT file.

The third example is to extract page range (from 10 to 15) from a PDF file to a new PDF file.

5. Please hit the Enter button on the keyboard to run the commands.

Several seconds later, you will see the merged PDF file in the location you have specified.

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How to convert PCL to PDF and add bookmarks via command line

If you need to convert PCL to PDF, EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line will be a good assistant for you.

EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line is a professional application that can convert PCL files to PDF documents and make different settings to the converted PDF document, such as add bookmarks, rotate pages, encrypt PDF, and edit PDF properties, etc. by commands.

In the following contents, you will see how to use this command line application to convert PCL file to PDF with bookmarks.

Firstly, please download EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line and install it on the computer. After the installation, you will see an executable file named as pcltool.exe which is the called program.

Secondly, please open the command prompt window in which you can type your commands. To open it, please press the hotkey Windows and R on the keyboard at the same time. Then, in the pop-up “Run” dialog box, please type cmd and click the OK button.

Thirdly, please input the path of pcltool.exe in the command prompt window and hit the Enter button on your keyboard to see the usage and options of it. If you need to convert PCL files to PDF documents with bookmarks, please follow the command template below to type your commands:

                              pcltool.exe -bookmark <int> <pcl-file> [<pdf-file>]

Where:

pcltool.exe: call the program

-bookmark <int>: create bookmark to PDF file

<pcl-file>: specify the file path of the input PCL file

[<pdf-file>]: specify the file path of the output PDF file

You can use -bookmark 1, -bookmark 2, or -bookmark 3 option to add bookmarks to the PDF document. Their meanings are as follows:

-bookmark 1: use short file name as bookmarks

-bookmark 2: use full file name as bookmarks

-bookmark 3: use short file name without suffix as bookmarks

After you finish typing your commands, please hit the Enter button on the keyboard to run the commands.

By following the above steps, you can easily master how to use this application to produce PDF document with bookmarks from PCL file.

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How to convert PCL to encrypted PDF via command line

When you need to convert PCL to encrypted PDF, please have a try of the application EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line which is able to convert PCL to PDF and encrypt the converted PDF with owner password and open password.

Below are the detailed steps to use this command line application to convert PCL file to PDF and encrypt the PDF document.

Step 1. Download and install

Please download the installer of EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line, and then install it on the computer. After the installation, you will be able to call the executable file pcltool.exe which is the called program in MS-DOS interface.

Step 2. Open command prompt window

To call the executable file in MS-DOS interface, please click the hotkey Windows +R on the keyboard at the same time. Then, in the opened “Run” dialog box, please type cmd and click the OK button there to open the command prompt window.

Step 3. Input commands

In the opened command prompt window, please refer to the following command template to input your commands:

pcltool.exe -openpwd <string> -keylen <int> -ownerpwd <string> -encryption <int> c:\input.pcl c:\out.pdf

Where:

pcltool.exe: the called program

-openpwd <string>: Set “open password” to PDF file

-keylen <int>: Key length (40 or 120 bit)

  • -keylen 0: 40 bit RC4 encryption (Acrobat 3 or higher)
  • -keylen 1: 128 bit RC4 encryption (Acrobat 5 or higher)
  • -keylen 2: 128 bit RC4 encryption (Acrobat 6 or higher)

-ownerpwd <string>: Set “owner password” to PDF file

-encryption <int>:Restrictions

  • -encryption 0: Encrypt the file only
  • -encryption 3900 : Deny anything
  • -encryption 4: Deny printing
  • -encryption 8: Deny modification of contents
  • -encryption 16: Deny copying of contents
  • -encryption 32: No commenting
  • ===128 bit encryption only -> ignored if 40 bit encryption is used
  • -encryption 256: Deny FillInFormField
  • -encryption 512: Deny ExtractObj
  • -encryption 1024: Deny Assemble
  • -encryption 2048: Disable high res. printing
  • -encryption 4096: Do not encrypt metadata

c:\input.pcl: specify input file

c:\out.pdf: specify output file

At last, please hit the Enterbutton on the keyboard to run the commands.

Several seconds later, you will get the encrypted PDF document in the location that you have specified.

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How to convert PCL to PDF and edit PDF property via command line

EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line allows you to convert PCL to PDF and make different settings for the converted PDF file, such as encrypt PDF, edit PDF properties, etc.

What’s PCL?

PCL (Printer Control Language) is a print file format of HP (Hewlett-Packard) LaserJet-compatible printers. It can be created from any Windows application by simply “printing to file” with LaserJet-compatible printer and PCL driver, or by redirecting UNIX LaserJet-compatible printer queue to a file. Due to this limit compatibility, sometimes you need to convert the PCL files to PDF documents which are widely compatible on different platforms.

EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line is a Windows application that can directly convert PCL files to PDF and edit PDF property via command line. In the following contents, you will see how to accomplish this task. Please see the following steps one by one:

1. Please free download EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line and then install it on the computer. The executable file pcltool.exe where you install the application is the called program for this application and you need to call it in MS-DOS interface.

2. To call the program in MS-DOS interface, please open the command prompt window by clicking the hotkey Windows + R on your keyboard at the same time. Then, please type cmd and click the OK button in the pop-up “Run”dialog box to open the MS-DOS interface.

3. In the opened MS-DOS interface, please follow the command template shown below to write your commands:

                                                pcltool.exe [options] <pcl-file> [<pdf-file>]

To set the PDF properties, please use the following options:

-producer <string>: Set “Producer” to PDF file

-creator <string>: Set “creator” to PDF file

-subject <string>: Set “subject” to PDF file

-title <string>: Set “title” to PDF file

-author <string>: Set “author” to PDF file

If you don’t understand the above template and options, maybe the following example will help you:

                               pcltool.exe -subject “Christmas” c:\input.pcl c:\out.pdf

This example is to convert the input PCL file in disk C: to PDF and set the PDF subject as “Christmas”.

4. Please hit the Enter button on the keyboard to run the commands.

Then, you can find your target PDF in the specified location.

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