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Why Is PCL to PDF Command Line So Practical?

PCL to PDF Command Line is designed for helping Windows users convert PCL to PDF with command line easily.  This CMD application allows you to print PCL, PXL and PX3 to PDF, PS, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, PCX and PXL mainly. Based on elementary processes like above, PCL to PDF Command Line could bring you various objective properties so that it could really satisfy your requirements quickly!

 Supported systems:

PCL to PDF Command Line needs to run in Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/2008 of both 32 and 64-bit

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Usage of PCL to PDF Command Line:

pcltool.exe [options] <supported source file> [<supported target file>]

 Supported input and output formats, including raster and vector image formats:

  • Input formats – PCL, PXL, PX3, PRN
  • Output formats – PDF, PS, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, PCX, PXL

Top and practical supported options of PCL to PDF Command Line:

  • About objective width and height: pcltool.exe -width 800 -height 600 d:\in.pcl e:\out.tif
  • About objective resolution: pcltool.exe –xres 300 –yres 300 d:\in2.pcl e:\out2.tif
  • About objective image bit-count: pcltool.exe –bitcount 8 d:\in2.pcl e:\out2.tif
  • About objective rotation: pcltool.exe –rotate 180 d:\in2.pcl e:\out2.tif (180 could be changed to 90, 270)
  • About merging PDF with 4 ways if file exists: pcltool.exe –append 2 d:\in2.pcl e:\out2.pdf

where –append 2 could be also:

-append 0: Overwrite if PDF file exists

-append 1: Insert before first page of existed PDF file

-append 2: Append to last page of existed PDF file

-append 3: Rename filename existed PDF file

  • About merging PDF normally with various ways:

-mergepdf <string>: Merge two PDF files into one PDF file

-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

-mergepdf “C:\*.pdf”: Merge PDF files into one PDF file

  • About encrypting PDF: pcltool.exe –openpwd 222222 –keylen 1 –ownerpwd 123456 –encryption 16 d:\in2.pcl e:\out2.pdf

Also maybe you need to know the following:

-openpwd <string>: Set ‘open password’ to PDF file

-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    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 FillInFormFields

-encryption  512: Deny ExtractObj

-encryption 1024: Deny Assemble

-encryption 2048: Disable high res. printing

-encryption 4096: Do not encrypt metadata

  • About bursting PDF into single PDF page:

-burstpdf <string>: Burst PDF file into single page PDF files

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For more supported options, please go to official website of PCL to PDF Command Line. To know how to use PCL to PDF Command Line and other versions of PCL to PDF Converter, please go to user guide page.

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About Practical Office to PDF Command Line

Office to PDF Command Line allows you to convert files of Office to PDF with command line singly or in batches. In addition, this CMD application also support other source formats, e.g., XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, ODT, ODS, ODP etc., and other objective formats, e.g., PS, EPS, SWF, SVG, HPGL, PCL, EMF, JPG, TIFF, GIF etc.. And users could edit properties of objective files in processes from Office to PDF, e.g., DOC to PDF, XLS to PDF.

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Here is the usage of Office to PDF Command Line below:

doc2any.exe [options] <input file> [<output file>]


  • doc2any.exe is used for calling “doc2any.exe”
  • [options] could be any parameters for editing objective properties optionally
  • <input file> stands for source path, which is used for adding source file
  • [<output file>] stands for objective path, which is typed for exporting target file

Typical examples with Office to PDF Command Line are as follows, which could be helpful to you:

Note: the following input format could be replaced by another supported source format, which is suitable for objective format, if it is allowed and proper

  • Basic single process

doc2any.exe d:\in.doc f:\out.pdf

doc2any.exe c:\*.doc e:\*.pdf

  • Typical process to edit PDF margin in accordance with four directions – “left, top, right, bottom”

doc2any.exe -margin 100x100x100x100 f:\in.rtf d:\out.pdf

  • Typical conversion for setting PDF width and height

doc2any.exe -width 888 -height 444 f:\*.doc g:\out.pdf


  • Typical example of merging dozens of source files into existed PDF

doc2any.exe -append 2 g:\*.doc f:\out.pdf

  • Practical process to encrypt PDF

doc2any.exe -ownerpwd 543210 -keylen 2 -encryption 3900 f:\in3.doc h:\out2.pdf

(-keylen 2: encrypt file with 124 bits RC4; -encryption 3900: nothing allowed to change or print file etc. )

doc2any.exe -xres 300 -yres 300 -bitcount 1 -compression 4 “f:\in.doc” “d:\export.tif”

(-compression 4: CCITT Group 4 Fax Encoding )

  • Practical conversion for specified page range

doc2any.exe -pagerange “1,5-6,9″ “e:\input2.docx” “d:\output.htm”

  • Interesting process to add watermark on PDF

doc2any.exe -wtext “VeryPDF Online” -wf “Arial” “g:\sample1.doc” C:\export1.pdf


With Office to PDF Command Line, it is so simple and fast to process relative tasks on computers of Windows systems!

Besides command line version, Office to PDF Command Line can offer you GUI version, SDK version and COM version. To know more about Office to PDF Command Line and other versions, it is convenient for you to click here.

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