Convert prn to pdf and edit pdf author via command line

It is necessary to edit pdf author information when you finish converting prn to pdf. Editing a correct author name both allows you to protect copyright and to retrieve for future references in terms of author category. 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.

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

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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 edit pdf author, it goes below

pcltool.exe –author “author” 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,
  • -author is to set ‘author’ to PDF file.

      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

      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 author information, screenshots again.

      pdf file

      result pic of author information   

      So far, you have successfully converted prn to pdf. Surely, you have found that the author information appearing.  For inquiry, please visit

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