You can integrate TEX to PCL conversion feature in your mobile apps by using two APIs of Aspose.Total for Android Java package. First you need to convert TEX file to DOC using Aspose.PDF for Android via Java . Secondly, by using Word Processing API Aspose.Words for Android Java , you can render DOC to PCL.
Convert TEX to PCL on Android via Java
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// load TEX file with an instance of Document class Document document = new Document("template.tex"); // save TEX as a DOC document.save("DocOutput.doc", SaveFormat.DOC); // load DOC with an instance of Document Document outputDocument = new com.aspose.words.Document("DocOutput.doc"); // call save method while passing SaveFormat.PCL outputDocument.save("output.pcl", SaveFormat.PCL);
Get TEX File Information on Android via Java
Before converting TEX to PCL, you might need information about the document including author, creation date, keywords, modify date, subject, and title. This information is helpful for the decision making for the conversion process. Using the powerful Aspose.PDF for Android via Java API, you can get all of it. To get file-specific information about a TEX file, first get the DocumentInfo object using getInfo method. Once the DocumentInfo object is retrieved, you can get the values of the individual properties.
// load TEX document Document doc = new Document("template.tex"); // get document information DocumentInfo docInfo = doc.getInfo(); // show document information System.out.println("Author: " + docInfo.getAuthor()); System.out.println("Creation Date: " + docInfo.getCreationDate()); System.out.println("Keywords: " + docInfo.getKeywords()); System.out.println("Modify Date: " + docInfo.getModDate()); System.out.println("Subject: " + docInfo.getSubject()); System.out.println("Title: " + docInfo.getTitle());
Insert Endnotes in PCL Document in Android via Java
Apart from document conversion, you can also add a bunch of other features inside your Android Applications using Aspose.Words for Android via Java API. One of that feature is inserting endnotes and numbering in PCL document. If you want to insert a footnote or an endnote in a PCL document, please use DocumentBuilder.InsertFootnote method. This method inserts a footnote or endnote into the document. EndnoteOptions and FootnoteOptions classes represent numbering options for footnote and endnote.
// load document Document doc = new Document("input.DOC"); // initialize document builder DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc); // add text in it builder.write("Some text"); // insert footnote builder.insertFootnote(FootnoteType.ENDNOTE, "Endnote text."); // initialize endnote options EndnoteOptions option = doc.getEndnoteOptions(); // set restart rule option.setRestartRule(FootnoteNumberingRule.RESTART_PAGE); // set position option.setPosition(EndnotePosition.END_OF_SECTION); // save the document to disk. doc.save("output.pcl", SaveFormat.PCL);
Other Conversion Options
TEX What is TEX File Format?
TeX is a language that comprises of programming as well as mark-up features, used to typeset documents. Donald Knuth from Stanford University, is the creator of this resourceful typesetting system. Across the world, TeX is the ultimate choice of authors and publishers to produce high quality technical documents. TeX performs an outstanding job of formatting complex mathematical expressions. In conjunction with a high-quality phototypesetter, TeX competes the results generated by the best traditional typesetting systems. Therefore regarded as the classiest digital typographical systems.Read More
PCL What is PCL File Format?
PCL stands for Printer Command Language which is a Page Description Language introduced by Hewlett Packard (HP). HP created PCL to provide an efficient way for controlling printer features across many different printing devices. The format was originally developed for HP’s dot matrix and Inkjet printers, but has been part of various thermal, matrix and page printers with the passage of time. The format underwent several different revisions, resulting in different versions where each version was enhanced to meet the demands of time with respect to the printer control features. Today, PCL is the most widely spread printer language in the laster printer market.Read More