Convert PCL to PDF and disable high printing by command line under Mac system

In this article, I will show you how to convert convert PCL to PDF by command line under Mac system and disable high printing options. The software I use is VeryPDF PCL to Any Converter Shell, by which you can also  convert PCL to PDF and disable modifying the document besides annotations, form fields or changing pages, text and graphic extraction, modify text annotations or form fields (if ePdfPermissions_Edit is set also allow to create interactive form fields including signature) and others. Please check more details in parameter list, in the following part, I will show you how to use this software.

Step 1. Download PCL to Any Converter Shell

  • When downloading finishes, there will be folder of this software. You do not need to unzip it, simply open it then you can find executable file, help documents and others.
  • Please call files with extension of .sh in Terminal, then you can check the conversion effect directly. There are three executable files in folder, please call pcl2any when conversion PCL to PDF and disable printing.

Step 2. Convert PCL to PDF and disable printing of high quality under Mac system.

  • When you use this software, please refer to the usage and examples of this software.
  • When converting PCL to PDF and disable printing of high quality, please refer to the following command line templates:
  • pcl2any -enc-opwd 123 -enc-edit -enc-copy -enc-editnotes -enc-fillandsign C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf
    By this command line,we can convert PCL to PDF and enable editing, copying, filling, signing and others but disable high quality printing.
    pcl2any -enc-opwd 123 -enc-accessible -enc-assemble -enc-highprint C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf
    When you need to disable high quality printing options, you need to use this parameter together with owner password setting.

    -enc-opwd <string>       : The required owner password, *Required
      -enc-print                      : Allow printing the document
      -enc-edit                        : Allow modifying the document besides annotations, form fields or changing pages
      -enc-copy                       : Allow text and graphic extraction
      -enc-editnotes               : Add or modify text annotations or form fields (if ePdfPermissions_Edit is set also allow to create
      interactive form fields including signature)
      -enc-fillandsign         : Fill in existing form or signature fields
      -enc-accessible          : Extract text and graphics to support user with disabilities
      -enc-assemble            : Assemble the document: insert, create, rotate delete pages or add bookmarks
    -enc-highprint           : Print a high resolution version of the document

If you do not add any parameters stated above, when setting owner password, this software will disable all abilities as default. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible. 

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