How to convert PXL/PCL to PDF and embed mapped font to PDF

With the help of EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line, you can convert PXL/PCL to PDF and embed mapped font to PDF.

EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line is a powerful command line application. It can not only convert PXL and PCL print files to PDF and images (JPEG, PostScript, BMP, TIFF, etc.), but also can set different parameters for the converted PDF documents and images. For example, it supports to embed mapped font to the created PDF document.

Just by following the steps below, you can successfully convert PXL and PCL print files to PDF with embedded mapped font.

Step 1. Download and install

At first, please download the installer of EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line.

Then, please double click the installer and follow the setup wizard to install it on the computer. In the installed folder, you can find an executable file named pcltool.exe which is the called program in the MS-DOS command prompt window.

Step 2. Input commands

First, please open MS-DOS command prompt window so that you are able to input commands.

Then, in the opened MS-DOS command prompt window, please refer to the following command line template to input your commands.

pcltool [options] <pcl-file> [<pdf-file>]

Where:

  • pcltool: call the program
  • [options]: set parameters
  • <pcl-file>: specify the input file
  • [<pdf-file >]: specify the output file

To embed mapped font to the converted PDF, please use the following options:

  • -mapfont <string> :Map fonts by mapfont.ini file
  • -embedfonts <string> : Embed mapped fonts into PDF file, yes or no

For example,

pcltool.exe -mapfont “C:\mapfont.ini” C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf

pcltool.exe -mapfont “C:\mapfont.ini” -embedfonts yes C:\in.pcl C:\out.pdf

The first example is to convert a PCL file to a PDF document and map fonts by mapfont.ini file into the converted PDF document. The second example is to map fonts by mapfont.ini file and embed mapped fonts into the created PDF file during the conversion from a PCL file to a PDF file.

After inputting the commands, please press the Enter button on the keyboard to run the commands.

Several seconds later, you can get the output PDF document in the specified location.

If you want to know more options and usage of this application, you can call the executable file named doc2pdf.exe in the MS-DOS command prompt window and press Enter button on the keyboard. If you want to get full version of this application, you can buy EEPDF PCL to PDF Converter Command Line here.

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