Convert pcl to postscript and set page size via command line?

Postscript is a fully-fledged programming language and offers and extraordinary level of flexibility in the printing process. If you want to convert pcl to postscript and set page size, you’d better find a tool to assist you. PCL Converter command line actually is your nice choice. Because it enables you finish the task effortlessly.

The first step—Downloading&Installing

During the installing process, you are bound to see below window box

installing interface

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The second step—Launching

You are bound to launch MS-DOS command prompt window. Because the command line is bound to be operated under the MS-DOS environment. The procedure is easy, and the following pictures will guide you.

Press  “start”>choose “Run”>input “cmd”>press “ok”

way to launch MS-DOS command prompt window

When the following appears, you will have the MS-DOS command prompt window

command prompt

The third step—Inputting

Input command line to convert pcl to postscript and set page size, it goes below

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

where

  1. C:\in.pcl is to specify a pcl filename or a directory for input,
  2. C:\out.postscript is to specify the postscript file name for output.
  3. width 800 -height 600 is to set page size width to 800 and height to 600.

Once the input is done, press “enter” key, you will see,

detailed operation on command line displayed in command prompt

here “result=ok” means the program has gone through. 

The fourth step—Checking

open the file to check if the pcl file has been converted to postscript file

postscript file

And please open the file in a computer with a postscript reader to check the page size.  

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