Convert documents of ODT to PCX by command line

PCX format file is used by some fax and scanning applications and it supports 24-bit color images, 8-bit grayscale and indexed color images. In this article, you will see the specific steps about converting the document of ODT to PCX format file. You can use the command line application doc2pdf.exe as your helper.

The application doc2pdf.exe has the ability to convert any printable documents to image formats and it can also be used to develop software by software developers. By using this command line application, you can also set different parameters to the target file. The free download website of doc2pdf.exe is http://www.verypdf.com/artprint/docprint_pro_setup.exe.

Only three steps will be enough if you want to convert the document of ODT to PCX. The first step is to open MS-DOS prompt window for doc2pdf.exe is a MS-DOS oriented application. The second step is to input the command line in the prompt window. The last step is to run the conversion. Please see the following contents.

1. Opening MS-DOS prompt window.

To open MS-DOS prompt window, please use one of the following ways: (1) You can click “Start”—“Run” to open “Run” dialog box in which you need to input “cmd” in “Open” combo box and then please click “OK” button. (2) You can also use the hot key “Window”+ “R” to open “Run” dialog box.

2. Inputting command line.

If you don’t know how to write the command line in MS-DOS prompt window, you just need to remember that the command line is consisted of three parts—called program, source file and target file. Just follow the following one to input the command line.

doc2pdf –i C:\TEST.odt –o C:\test.pcx

The following command line is a good interpreter to the one above. You need to use the path of each file in the command line.

"C:\Program Files\docPrint Pro v5.0\doc2pdf.exe" –i C:\TEST.odt –o C:\test.pcx

"C:\Program Files\docPrint Pro v5.0\doc2pdf.exe" is the path of called program—doc2pdf.exe.

–i C:\TEST.odt is the path of source file.

–o C:\test.pcx is the path of target file.

Please don’t forget to add “-i” and “-o” before the source file path and target file path. If you don’t want to input the long file path into MS-DOS prompt window, you can drag the file into the window directly. But you have to specify the output file path yourself.

3. Running the conversion.

For running the conversion from the document of ODT to PCX, the last operation you must do—hitting “Enter” button. When the conversion comes to the end, you will see the newly created PDF document pop up opened by the default PDF reader installed on your computer.

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