Convert prn to ps and set page size via command line?

If you are assigned a task to convert prn to ps and set page size, by rule, your solution is that you first convert prn to ps and then set page size. How about finishing this at once? Using PCL Converter command line, you are allowed to achieve two effects by dong just one operation, in effect, you input one command line to convert prn to ps and set page size at the same time.

The first step—Downloading

Follow this link to download PCL Converter command line

The whole package is just of 6.04 MB, making the download swiftly.

The second step—Launching

The way to launch command prompt window is easy, do as the follow picture indicates

Press  “start”>choose “Run”>input “cmd”>press “ok”

way to launch MS-DOS command prompt window

13) Press “ok”, you will find command prompt window popping up

command prompt

The third step—Inputting

Input command line to convert prn to ps and set page size, it goes below

pcltool.exe -width 800 -height 600 C:\in.pcl C:\


  • C:\in.pcl is to specify a prn filename or a directory for input,
  • C:\ is to specify the ps file name for output,
  • width 800 -height 600 is to set page size width to 800 and height to 600.

Once the input is done, press “enter” key, you will see,

detailed operation of command line

The fourth step—Checking

Open the folder to check if prn file has been converted to ps,

ps file contained in PCL Converter folder

From the pictures, you can find prn file has been converted to ps file and open ps file in devices with installation of ps reader for checking page size purposing. There are plenty of functions about PCL Converter command line, if you are interested in, you can try the related converting work by taking above steps as reference.

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