Render TEX to PCL on Android via Java

Convert TEX to PCL in mobile apps without installing any software

 

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

  1. Open TEX file using Document class
  2. Convert TEX to DOC by using save method
  3. Load DOC file by using Document class of Aspose.Words
  4. Save the document to PCL format using save method and set PCL as SaveFormat

Get Started with Android via Java APIs

You can easily use Aspose.Total for Android via Java directly from Maven and install Aspose.PDF for Android via Java and Aspose.Words for Android via Java in your applications.

Alternatively, you can get a ZIP file from downloads .

// 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 TO WORDML (Microsoft Word 2003 WordprocessingML)
TEX TO OTT (OpenDocument Standard Format)
TEX TO RTF (Rich Text Format)
TEX TO MHTML (Web Page Archive Format)
TEX TO ODT (OpenDocument Text File Format)
TEX TO DOCM (Microsoft Word 2007 Marco File)
TEX TO DOT (Microsoft Word Template Files)
TEX TO DOTM (Microsoft Word 2007+ Template File)
TEX TO PS (PostScript File)

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.

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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.

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