PCLXForm Features and Sample Application Scripts

  • Sample Script Programs:  Most script functions are exercised in the various sample scripts enabling the user "learn by example."
  • Speed: Rasterizes downloaded or resident fonts “on-the-fly” or, optionally, re-maps them to available TrueType fonts in a heartbeat! Other products can only re-map HP fonts to available TrueType fonts, which limits support for any HP and custom symbol sets, fonts and font metrics.
  • TPT Log File: If PCLXform encounters any warnings or error conditions, or PCL that requires it to make a decision, a log file is automatically generated.
  • Font Substitution Map: A font map can be used to substitute metrically correct scalable fonts for missing bitmap fonts. This, coupled with our own font engine, comprise one of the underlying strengths of our technology. Our exclusive HP bitmap to scalable TrueType font conversion on-the-fly allows much smaller vector, text and embedded actual fonts--not substitutions--in our PDF output.

PCLXForm Sample Applications

Folder \ Filename.tpt Description
Output
Option
.\BOOKMARK\BOOKMARK Find hidden text in the PCL to use for inserting bookmarks into the PDF output.
PDF
V
.\CONVERT\PDFPORT Basic PCL to PDF script with PDF preference setting parameters.
PDF
III
.\CONVERT\TIFFPORT Basic PCL to TIFF script with TIFF preference setting parameters.
TIFF
IV
.\EBCDIC\EBCDIC Converts PCL with EBCDIC-mapped download fonts to.
TIFF
III / IV
.\GREENBAR\GREENBAR Creates a 11"x14" greenbar overlay for line printer ASCII text to PDF.
PDF
III / IV
.\HIDETEXT\HIDETEXT Finds hidden Text for indexing/procedural instructions.
PDF
V
.\PAGESIZE\PSIZEPDF Split PCL to PDF output into letter and legal size .PDF's with collate file.
PDF
III
.\ST0312P\ST0312P Multi-document & -page PCL to multi-page PDF with external index.
PDF
V
.\TNXDEMO\TNXDEMO Extracts text, then uses a Call_TnxDump function to execute TNXDmp.dll to get one of the many variations of ASCII text dump ("-w5").
TXT
III
.\VARDEMO\VARDEMO Reads-in User Input Variables defined in [UI-Variables] section of .tpt.
PDF
V

Ways to Integrate PCLXForm

PCLXForm.exe is a script-driven program that can be launched in the following ways:

Command Line Description
PCLXForm "<default.tpt>" No script name defaults to one called DEFAULT.TPT
PCLXForm pdfport.tpt Script name only
PCLXForm pdfport.tpt uivars=variables.txt Script name and variable input file name
PCLXForm pdfport.tpt
inp=c:\xxx inf=file.pcl
outp=d:\yyy outf=file.pdf
Script name with command line overrides
via the HotDir program Called when a watched folder receives input
via the Port Monitor Provided a captured spool file as stdin input

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