Convert prn to postscript and rotate page via command line?

PostScript is described as a page description language and was developed by Adobe in 1984 and continues to be used on high volume printers, typesetting equipment and optionally on many mid size devices. It also had a brief foray into use as a display language on the Next systems. PostScript is a fully-fledged programming language and offers and extraordinary level of flexibility in the printing process. PostScript files can be easily converted to PDF files using Adobe Acrobat or even viewed using tools like GhostScript. The following part is going to show you how to convert prn to postscript and rotate page via PCL Converter command line. PCL Converter is the fastest and most accurate converter of PCL, PXL, PX3 to PDF, TIFF and other distribution formats. Integrate high-volume batch conversion into your server-based application or workflow.

Downloading&Installing PCL Converter command line

  1. click the link to open http://www.verypdf.com/pcltools/index.html
  2. go to  VeryPDF PCL Converter command line
  3. press “Download” and save file

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

installing interface of PCL Converter command line

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Launching  command prompt window

Click “start” and go to “Run”

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Enter “cmd”

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Press “ok” you will open the command prompt window.

command prompt

Inputting command line

Input the command line to convert prn to postscript and rotate page, it goes below

pcltool.exe –rotate 180 D:\in.prn D:\out.postscript

where

  • D:\in.prn is to specify a prn filename or a directory for input,
  • D:\out.postscript is to specify the postscript file name for output,
  • -rotate 180 is to rotate page180 degree.

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

detailed operation of command line displayed in  command prompt window

When you see “result=ok”, it means the program has gone through.  

Checking file

Open the output file to check if prn has been converted to ps file.

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So far, you have successfully converted prn to postscript. Please open the postscript file in a computer with a ps reader to check the rotation of page or just convert to pdf. Moreover, you can use different numbers to rotate page. For inquiry, please visit at www.verypdf.com.

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