Convert prn to pdf and combine pdf via command line

Pdf file, a file format that provides an electronic image of text or text and graphics that looks like a printed document and can be viewed, printed, and electronically transmitted. If you have a beloved pdf file appended a picture and the picture is recorded in prn file format, how could you combine pdf, by rule, you at first convert prn to pdf and then append. Now, you can use PCL Converter, it allows you to convert prn to pdf and combine pdf at once. Below is the usage of command line version of PCL Converter.

Downloading&Installing PCL Converter command line

  1. click the 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 of PCL Converter command line

There are two ways to experience PCL Converter command line: one is to press “try”, the other one to press “Buy now”. The former one means you are entitled 50times free of charge to experience this wonderful software. The latter one means you purchase it for permanent use.

Launching  command prompt window

Click “start” and go to “Run”


Enter “cmd”


Press “ok” you will have the command prompt window.

command prompt

Inputting command line

Input the command line to convert prn to pdf and combine pdf, it goes below

pcltool.exe -append 1 D:\in.prn D:\out.pdf


  • D:\in.prn is to specify a prn filename or a directory for input,
  • D:\out.pdf is to specify the pdf file name for output,
  • -append 1: Insert before first page if PDF file exists.

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

detailed operation of command line displayed in  command prompt window

Note, you should rename the output filename the same as your beloved pdf file.  This article use she.pdf as an example to combine pdf file.

When you see “result=ok”, it means the program has gone through.  

Checking file

Open the output file to check if prn file has been converted to pdf file and to check the combination result , screenshots again.

pdf file

output pdf file

So far, you have successfully converted prn to pdf. Surely, you have found that pdf file has been combined successfully in line with the command line.  For inquiry, please visit

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