Convert pcl to pdf and edit pdf keywords via command line

Keywords are crucial to classify the article information. It is necessary to edit pdf keywords information when you finish converting pcl to pdf. To save time and improve working efficiency, you can use the command line version of PCL Converter, it 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. PCL Converter can be used to create either bitmap files (PCX, TIF, JPEG, etc.) at various resolutions or searchable PDF, PS, Postscript files.

The first step—Downloading

Follow this link to download PCL Converter command line

Once the downloading work is done,  you could find the VeryPDF PCL Converter v2.0 in your computer, like the picture suggests below,

VeryPDF PCL Converter v2.0

And in it there are plenty of examples, you can use them to experience PCL Converter command line.

The second step—Launching

For inputting command line, you have to launch command prompt window and the way to launch it is easy, do as the follow picture indicates

1) Click “start”>choose “Run”>input “cmd”>press “ok”

way to launch MS-DOS command prompt window

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

command prompt

The third step—Inputting

Input command line to convert pcl to pdf and edit pdf keywords, it goes below

pcltool.exe -keywords “keywords” D:\in.pcl D:\out.pdf  


  • D:\in.pcl is to specify a pcl filename or a directory for input,
  • D:\out.pdf is to specify the pdf file name for output, 
  • -keywords is to set 'keywords' to PDF file.

Once the input is done, press “enter” key, you will see prompt information as displayed in the following screenshot in detail.

detailed operation of command line displayed in  command prompt window

The fourth step—Checking

Open your contained folder to check if pcl file has been converted to pdf file and what the keywords are.

pdf file

result pic of keywords

From the pictures, you find pcl file has been converted to pdf file. There are plenty of functions about PCL Converter command line, if you are interested, you can try the related converting work by taking above steps as reference and use different parameters to edit pdf keywords.

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