Convert documents of RTF to PCL by command line

PCL is a kind of printable document that describes the layout of text and graphics for the document. If you want to convert the document of rtf to pcl by command line, the command line application of Document Converter will do you a great favor. With the function of converting any printable documents to image formats, you can realize the conversion easily.

Document Converter is a professional document converter which contains three internal applications: command line application, GUI application and virtual printer application. You can embed the command line application to your own developed applications. With the GUI application, you can make batch conversion more quickly. The virtual printer application can be used to save paper and ink by scaling page size or combining pages on one single sheet.

If you want to use the command line application, you can download the trial version for free at and if you want to use all functions without any limitations, please buy the product at

In the following contents, you will see how to convert the document of rtf to pcl with three steps.

Step1. For the command line application is a MS-DOS oriented one, you should open MS-DOS interface at first. Please click “Start”—“Run” or use the hot key “Window”+ “R” to open “Run” dialog box. Then please input “cmd” or “CMD” in “Open” combo box and click “OK” button.

Step2. Inputting the command line into MS-DOS interface is the most important step in the conversion from rtf to pcl. The command line includes called program, source file and target file. The called program is the executable file in installation directory, which is named as doc2pdf.exe. The source file is the input RTF document to be converted. The target file is the output PCL file which you want to get.

There is a command line example for your understanding better.

doc2pdf –i C:\file1.rtf –o C:\file2.pcl

The command line means the called program “doc2pdf” will convert the input document “C:\file1.rtf ” to output “C:\file2.pcl” document. When you write the command line, you should use the full paths of each file.

Step3. At last, please click “Enter” button to run the conversion from rtf to pcl and you will be able to see the target file in the specified location several seconds later.

If you want to learn more information about Document Converter or the command line application, please enter its homepage at

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