How to convert pcl to ps via command line?

PCL, Printer control language, is the standard print format for HP LaserJet-compatible printers.  If you are now printing to a laser printer, you are using PCL. But, sometimes, you need a converter to convert pcl to ps or other formats in line with your requirements. The introduces you a helpful tool, PCL Converter command line, with which you could convert pcl to ps effortlessly.

First step—Downloading&Installing VeryPDF PCL Converter command line

1) click the following link to open

2) go to  VeryPDF PCL Converter command line

3) press “Download” and save file

During the installing process, you are bound to see below window box

installing interface

Supposing that you have not yet bought, you could press “Try”, which means you are entitled 50times to experience this wonderful software. And if you are satisfied with VeryPDF PCL Converter command line, you can go back the link or press “Buy now”to purchase. Once you get the registration key, enter it into above box and press “Ok”, you will obtain the VeryPDF PCL Converter command line.

Second step—Launching command prompt window

You are bound to launch MS-DOS command prompt window. Because the command line is bound to be operated under the MS-DOS environment. The procedure is easy, and the following pictures will guide you.

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

way to launch MS-DOS command prompt window

when the following appears, you will have the MS-DOS command prompt window

command prompt

Third step—Inputting command line

input command line to convert pcl to ps

it goes below

pcltool.exe C:\in.pcl C:\


  • C:\in.pcl is to specify a pcl filename or a directory for input,
  • C:\ is to specify the ps file name for output.

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

detailed operation displayed in command prompt

here “result=ok” means the program has gone through.

Fourth step—Checking file

result pic

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