Convert OpenOffice to PCL by command line

PCL file is a kind of digital printed document which describes the layout of text and graphics for the document. If you want to convert the document of OpenOffice to pcl format file, you can use the command line application doc2pdf.exe which is the internal application of Document Converter.

doc2pdf.exe supports to convert any printable documents to various image formats and it is a MS-DOS oriented application which needs to open MS-DOS interface before being run. The free download website of doc2pdf.exe is Please install it on your computer and you will see the executable file in the installation directory.

To convert the document of OpenOffice to pcl format file, you should open MS-DOS interface at first. There are two ways for your reference and you can take any one of them. The first one is to use the hot key “Window”+ “R” to open “Run” dialog box in which you should input “cmd” in “Open” combo box and click “OK” button. The other way is to click “Start”—“Run” to open “Run” dialog box.

Then you will see MS-DOS prompt window come out and you should write your commands in the window. The command line for converting the document of OpenOffice to pcl is consisted of three parts—called program which is the executable file doc2pdf.exe, source file which is the OpenOffice document and the target file which is the PCL format file. These three parts make up the following command line template:

doc2pdf -i C:\source.odt-o C:\target.pcl

You can write your own command line following by the above one.

"C:\Program Files\docPrint Pro v5.0\doc2pdf.exe" -i "C:\Documents and Settings\source.odt" -o C:\Documents and Settings\target.pcl


(1) "C:\Program Files\docPrint Pro v5.0\doc2pdf.exe" is the path of the command line application. If you don’t want to input a so long path in the window, you can drag the file you need into the command line window directly.

(2) -i "C:\Documents and Settings\source.odt" stands for the path of the source file and you can also drag the file into the command line window.

(3) -o C:\Documents and Settings\target.pcl is the path of target file.

Then please hit “Enter” button on your keyboard to run the conversion from the document of OpenOffice to pcl. The target file will be saved automatically in the location you have set in the command line window.

Document Converter also has two other internal applications which are GUI application and virtual printer application. The GUI application is good at batch conversion and the virtual printer application can be used to save paper and ink. So according to your needs, you can choose any application.

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