Convert Excel to fax via command line

This article explains how to use VeryPDF Document Converter (docPrint Pro) to convert Excel to fax via command line. Because the majority of fax applications support TIFF Class F and use it as the native file format for fax transmittal, this article will focus on conversion from Excel to TIFF Class F.

The tool you are going to employ is the command line application of VeryPDF docPrint Pro. You can get its trial version by clicking docPrint Pro. This trial version can be used free for 50 times. So, you can try every type of Excel file format if you want.After you install the command line version of VeryPDF docPrint Pro on your computer, you are going to take two steps to Convert Excel to fax via command line.

The first step is to open the command prompt window. Different ways are needed to open the command prompt window, according to different operating systems. For example, if under Windows XP, you can do as follows to open the command prompt window: click Start, > click Run on the start menu that appears, > type cmd in the dialog box, > press Enter. You can also employ another way to open it. It is much simpler: click Start and click Command Prompt.

The second step is to type a command line and press Enter. The following will show some details. The basic usage of the executable file is doc2pdf [options] <-i Document Files> [-o Output]. Each option is enclosed by a pair of square brackets. Each value immediately follows its parameter with a space between the two. Angle brackets are used to enclose essential parts. –i must precede the path of input file, and -o must precede the output path.

The following are some options for converting Excel to fax compatible TIFF:

    • -c <compression> : compression for TIFF output format
      • -c 3 : CCITT Group 3 fax encoding (1d)
      • -c 4 : CCITT Group 4 fax encoding
      • -c 88880 : 204x98 G4 ClassF TIFF
      • -c 88881 : 204x196 G4 ClassF TIFF
      • -c 88882 : 204x98 G3 ClassF TIFF
      • -c 88883 : 204x196 G3 ClassF TIFF
      • -c 88884 : CCITT Group 3 fax encoding (2d)

Examples:

  • “C:\docPrint Pro v5.0\doc2pdf.exe” -i D:\in.xls -o D:\out.tiff -c 88884
  • “C:\docPrint Pro v5.0\doc2pdf.exe” -i D:\in.xlsx -o D:\out.tiff –c 3
  • “C:\docPrint Pro v5.0\doc2pdf.exe” -i D:\*.xls -o D:\*.tiff -c 4

The first two examples are for converting single Excel files to fax, and the third example is for batch conversion. As you can see in the examples that the path of the executable file is enclosed by quotation marks, it is because some words in the path are separated by spaces. Please press Enter after you type a proper command line.

These are the steps you should take to convert Excel to fax via command line. Thanks for reading. If you are interested in VeryPDF docPrint Pro, please visit the homepage of it. If you want to buy it, please click Purchase.

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