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VeryPDF PCL Converter quickly converts PCL and PXL print files to Adobe Acrobat PDF files as well as PS, Postscript, TIF, TIFF, JPG, JPEG, BMP, PCX, PXL files. This is not a raster based conversion. VeryPDF PCL Converter can be used to create either bitmap files (PCX, TIF, JPEG, etc.) at various resolutions or searchable PDF, PS, Postscript files.

VeryPDF PCL Converter is the fastest and most accurate converter of PCL, PXL, PX3 to PDF, TIFF and other distribution formats. Integrate high-volume batch conversion into your server-based application or workflow.

Key Benefits:

Screen Shots:

The demo version of VeryPDF PCL Converter is a fully functional product with all features required for testing available. After you are convinced that the program fits your needs, you are strongly encouraged to purchase and register your copy of the software by acquiring a personal unlock key, the demo version has watermark in the generated PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PCX, BMP, etc. files. In your evaluate period, you may click "Try" button to evaluate this software.

Main GUI Interface:
Add File(s)
: Add document files into file list.
Setting: Set conversion options.
Start: Start to convert document files.
Move Up: Adjust file's order with previous item.
Move Down: Adjust file's order with next item.
Close: Exit VeryPDF PCL Converter software.
View PCL/PXL Documents: View Documents.
Delete Selected Items: Delete the selected items from the file list.
Delete All items: Remove all document files from file list.

1.You may click File List Header to sort the file's order in the generated PDF file.
2.Drag and drop files from Windows Explorer.

Convert PCL to PDF

Base Setting options:
Output format: Select a format for batch output.
Rotate angle: Rotate pages within conversion.
View after conversion: View PDF file as soon as it be created.

Base settings for PCL to PDF, TIFF Converter

Save Image Mode options:
Image Color Depth: Set the color depth for the image formats (TIFF, JPEG, PCX, BMP, etc.) within conversion.
Image Resolution: Set the DPI resolution for the image formats (TIFF, JPEG, PCX, BMP, etc.) within conversion.

Image's settings for PCL to Image Converter

Save PDF Mode:
Combine Documents into one PDF file: Combine all files which in the file list into one PDF file.
Convert multiple Documents to multiple PDF files: Convert to PDF files for each image file.
Convert multiple directories to multiple PDF files: Convert to PDF files for each directory.

Always ask for filename: Always require user input the PDF filename.
Save to original directories with corresponding filename: The PDF file be generated in the original directory.
Save to following directory or filename: Special the output filename or file path.

PDF Conversion's settings for PCL to PDF Converter

Set PDF information.

Document Summary for PCL to PDF Conversion

Set security options to the generated PDF file.

Security settings for PCL to PDF Conversion

Command Line options:

To perform batch conversion or call conversion procedure from an automation script, you can use command line function in the VeryPDF PCL Converter software, You can either run this tool directly from command line or call it from any script as well. The program supports the following command-line options:

C:\>"C:\Program Files\VeryPDF PCL Converter v2.6\pcltool.exe"
VeryPDF PCL Converter v2.6
Web: http://www.verypdf.com
Convert *.PCL and *.PXL files to PDF, PS, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, PCX, PXL etc. files
Release Date: May 28 2012
Usage: pcltool [options] <pcl-file> [<pdf-file>]
  -width <int>               : Set page width to image file
  -height <int>              : Set page height to image file
  -xres <int>                : Set X resolution to image file
  -yres <int>                : Set Y resolution to image file
  -bitcount <int>            : Set color depth for image conversion
  -rotate <int>              : Rotate pages, 90, 180, 270
  -view                      : View PDF file after creation
  -append <int>              :
        -append 0: Overwrite if PDF file exists
        -append 1: Insert before first page if PDF file exists
        -append 2: Append to last page if PDF file exists
        -append 3: Rename filename if PDF file exists
  -producer <string>         : Set 'producer' to PDF file
  -creator <string>          : Set 'creator' to PDF file
  -subject <string>          : Set 'subject' to PDF file
  -title <string>            : Set 'title' to PDF file
  -author <string>           : Set 'author' to PDF file
  -keywords <string>         : Set 'keywords' to PDF file
  -openpwd <string>          : Set 'open password' to PDF file
  -ownerpwd <string>         : Set 'owner password' to PDF file
  -keylen <int>              : Key length (40 or 128 bit)
        -keylen 0:  40 bit RC4 encryption (Acrobat 3 or higher)
        -keylen 1: 128 bit RC4 encryption (Acrobat 5 or higher)
        -keylen 2: 128 bit RC4 encryption (Acrobat 6 or higher)
  -encryption <int>          : Restrictions
        -encryption    0: Encrypt the file only
        -encryption 3900: Deny anything
        -encryption    4: Deny printing
        -encryption    8: Deny modification of contents
        -encryption   16: Deny copying of contents
        -encryption   32: No commenting
        ===128 bit encryption only -> ignored if 40 bit encryption is used
        -encryption  256: Deny FillInFormFields
        -encryption  512: Deny ExtractObj
        -encryption 1024: Deny Assemble
        -encryption 2048: Disable high res. printing
        -encryption 4096: Do not encrypt metadata
  -bookmark <int>            : Create bookmark to PDF file
        -bookmark 1: Use short filename as bookmarks
        -bookmark 2: Use full filename as bookmarks
        -bookmark 3: Use short filename without suffix as bookmarks
  -mergepdf <string>         : Merge two PDF files into one PDF file
        -mergepdf "file1|file2|file3|...": Merge several PDF files into one
        -mergepdf "C:\filelist.txt": Merge PDF files from a .txt file
        -mergepdf "C:\test.pdf*100-200*250-300": Extract page ranges from PDF file
        -mergepdf "C:\*.pdf": Merge PDF files into one PDF file
  -burstpdf <string>         : Burst PDF file into single page PDF files
  -fontfolder <string>       : Set font folder for PCL conversion
  -pclcmd <string>           : Set additional PCL options
  -noempty                   : Delete empty pages from PDF file
  -raster                    : Convert PCL file to Raster PDF file
  -raster2 <int>             : Convert PCL file to Raster PDF file by pcl5e.exe
  -quality <int>             : Set quality for JPEG, JPEG2000 compression
  -colorimg <int>            : Set compression method for color image
       -colorimg 0: no change compression for color image file
       -colorimg 1: compress color image file with JPEG arithmetic
       -colorimg 2: compress color image file with JPEG2000 arithmetic
  -template <string>         : Overlay template PDF file on all pages
  -templatefirst <string>    : Overlay template PDF file on page #1
  -templatefollowing <string>: Overlay template PDF file on page #2,#3,...,#end
  -templateatbottom          : Set template PDF page at bottom
  -mapfont <string>          : Map fonts by mapfont.ini file
  -embedfonts <string>       : Embed mapped fonts into PDF file, yes or no
  -multiduplex               : Insert blank pages after 'duplex' pages automatically
  -barcodetext <string>      : Barcode text contents, support mask characters,
       #: a decimal digit (0 ĘC 9)
       ?: any printable characters
      -barcodetext *####################*
      -barcodetext *#??????????????????#*
  -barcodefont <string>      : Render Barcode with TrueType font
  -v                         : Print copyright and version info
  -h                         : Print usage information
  -help                      : Print usage information
  --help                     : Print usage information
  -?                         : Print usage information
  -$ <string>                : Input registration key
   pcltool.exe C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe C:\in.pcl C:\out.ps
   pcltool.exe -pclcmd "\"-J@PJL SET PAPER=A3\"" C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe -pclcmd "\"-J@PJL SET PAPER=A4\"" C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe -pclcmd "\"-J@PJL SET PAPER=Ledger\"" C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe -pclcmd "\"-J@PJL SET PAPER=Letter\"" C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe -pclcmd "\"-J@PJL SET PAPER=A4\" \"-J@PJL SET DEFAULT ORIENTATION = LANDSCAPE\"" C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe C:\*.pcl C:\*.pdf
   pcltool.exe -append 2 C:\*.pcl C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe -append 2 C:\*.pxl C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe C:\filelist.txt C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe -xres 200 -yres 200 C:\in.pcl C:\out.pcx
   pcltool.exe -append 1 C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe -append 2 C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe -subject "subject" C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe -ownerpwd owner -keylen 2 -encryption 3900 C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe -bookmark 3 C:\in.pxl C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe -mergepdf "C:\1.pdf|C:\2.pdf|C:\3.pdf" C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe -rotate 90 C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf
   pcltool.exe -rotate 90 C:\in.pcl C:\out.tif
   pcltool.exe -width 800 -height 600 C:\in.pcl C:\out.tif
   pcltool.exe C:\in.pcl "C:\out %04d.tif"
   pcltool.exe C:\in.pcl "C:\out put%d.jpg"
   pcltool.exe -templatefirst temp1.pdf -templatefollowing temp2.pdf test.pcl test.pdf
   pcltool.exe -template temp.pdf test.pcl test.pdf

With "-pclcmd" option, you can set additional PCL Commands within PCL Conversion.
"-J@PJL SET PAPER" option does support following paper types: 11x17, A3, A4, A5, B4, B5, Ledger, Legal, Letter, Note.

Technical Support:

If you have any technical questions, suggests, bug reports, please contact us at support.verypdf.com.