How to print PDF to PCL and set printer page orientation?

VeryPDF PDFPrint Command Line is able to print PDF to PCL document by printing PDF to printer or virtual printer. At the same time, it can also set different kinds of parameters for the printer like like orientation of printer page.

In this article, you will see how to use this command line application to accomplish the conversion and realize the function that you need. At first, you need to know that the target file format is controlled by default printer installed on your computer. The target file for the conversion must be the file format that the printer creates.

So in order to use VeryPDF PDFPrint Command Line, please click the following button to download the free trial version of it and then extract the ZIP file to your computer. The called program of the conversion from PDF document to PCL is the executable file in the unzipped file package pdfprint.exe.

free download VeryPDF PDFPrint Command Line

Then please set the default printer on your computer as the one which can create PCL document. If you don’t have one, you can have a try of VeryPDF PCL Converter. When you install it on your computer, there is a virtual printer named as VeryPDF PCL Writer installed at the same time. So please open Printers and Faxes window to set it as the default printer.

Next please open MS-DOS interface for inputting the commands. The command template that you can refer to is like the following one:

pdfprint.exe [options] [Options] <PDF Files>

The following command examples will help you understand the template better.

pdfprint.exe -paper "612x792pt" -orient 1 C:\input.pdf
pdfprint.exe  -orient 2 C:\input.pdf
pdfprint.exe -printer "VeryPDF PCL Writer" -paper "11x14in" -pdforient 3 C:\input.pdf

The first example is to make the conversion and set printer page orientation as portrait by option –orient 1 and set printer paper size as “612x792pt with the option –paper.
The second example is to make the conversion and set orientation of printer paper as landscape with option –orient 2.
The third example is to call the specific printer with the option -printer if you don’t set default printer in advance and set printer paper size as “11x14in”.

When you need to run the commands, please hit Enter button on the keyboard. If you don’t call printer in commands, you need to wait for several seconds until the saving window pops up and please save the target file in the window.

In the end of this article, if you need to use evaluation of the application, please free download VeryPDF PDFPrint Command Line.

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