Why to Convert EPUB to PCL?
EPUB is a popular file format for e-books, which is widely used for digital publications. It is an open standard format for digital books and publications, which is based on XML and HTML. PCL is a page description language developed by Hewlett-Packard, which is used to control the printing of documents on a variety of printers and output devices. PCL is a popular format for printing documents, and it is often used in business applications. Therefore, it is necessary to convert EPUB to PCL in order to print documents in a professional manner.
How Aspose.Total Helps for EPUB to PCL Conversion?
Aspose.Total for C++ is a comprehensive suite of file format automation libraries that enables C++ developers to easily convert EPUB to PCL in two simple steps. Firstly, you can use Aspose.PDF for C++ API to convert EPUB file format to DOC. This API provides a wide range of features for manipulating PDF documents, such as creating, editing, converting, and printing. Secondly, by using advanced Word Document Processing API Aspose.Words for C++, you can export DOC to PCL. This API provides a wide range of features for manipulating Word documents, such as creating, editing, converting, and printing. Moreover, Aspose.Total for C++ also provides a wide range of other file format automation libraries, such as Aspose.Cells for C++, Aspose.Email for C++, and Aspose.BarCode for C++, which can be used to automate various file format related tasks.
C++ API to Render EPUB to PCL
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// load EPUB file with an instance of Document class reference auto doc = MakeObject<Document>(u"sourceFile.epub"); // save EPUB as a DOC doc->Save(u"DocOutput.doc", SaveFormat::Doc); // load DOC with an instance of Document System::SharedPtr<Document> wordDoc = System::MakeObject<Document>(u"DocOutput.doc"); // save document as Pcl wordDoc->Save(u"output.Pcl");
Change Password of EPUB Document via C++
In the process of rendering EPUB to PCL, you can open a password protected EPUB and also change its password. In order to change the password of a EPUB file, you must know the owner password of that document. You can load password protected PDF document with Aspose.PDF for C++ by specifying its owner password and use ChangePasswords method to change the password.
// load an existing EPUB Document auto doc = MakeObject<Document>(L"input.epub", L"owner"); // change password of EPUB Document doc->ChangePasswords(L"owner", L"newuser", L"newuser"); // save the document doc->Save(L"output.Doc");
Restrict PCL File Editing via C++
You can also restrict PCL file editing using using Aspose.Words for C++ API. Sometimes you may need to limit the ability to edit a document and only allow certain actions with it. API enables you to control the way you restrict the content using the ProtectionType enumeration parameter. The following code example demonstrates how to restrict editing in a document so only editing in form fields is possible.
// load Doc with an instance of Document auto doc = System::MakeObject<Document>("input.doc"); // document protection only works when document protection is turned and only editing in form fields is allowed. doc->Protect(ProtectionType::AllowOnlyFormFields, u"password"); // save the protected document. doc->Save(u"Protected.Pcl");
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What is EPUB File Format?
An EPUB file, also known as an Open eBook File, is a standardized format developed by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). It is based on XML (eXtensible Markup Language) and XHTML (eXtensible Hypertext Markup Language). EPUB files are designed for reading digital books and publications on various electronic devices such as e-readers, tablets, and smartphones.
EPUB files consist of three main components. The first component is the spine, which contains the main text of the book and defines the order in which the pages should be read. It provides the structural framework for the content.
The second component is the manifest, which serves as a catalog of all the files that make up the EPUB book. This includes the spine, cover image, table of contents, and any additional content. The manifest ensures that all the necessary files are properly linked and organized within the EPUB package.
The third component is the container, which stores the EPUB files in a compressed format. The container helps reduce file size and enables efficient distribution and storage of EPUB books.
EPUB files can be created using various software programs such as Adobe InDesign, Sigil, and Calibre. These tools provide authors and publishers with the ability to create, edit, and format EPUB books according to the specifications set by the IDPF. With EPUB being an open and widely adopted standard, readers can enjoy a seamless reading experience across different devices and platforms.
What is PCL File Format?
PCL (Printer Command Language) is a page description language used primarily in the printing industry to control and format the output of printers and other imaging devices. It was developed by Hewlett-Packard (HP) and has become a widely adopted standard for printing in various environments.
PCL files contain a series of commands and instructions that describe the layout, fonts, graphics, and other elements of a printed page. These commands are interpreted by the printer to generate the desired output. PCL supports both text and graphics, allowing for the printing of complex documents with different fonts, colors, and graphical elements.
One of the key advantages of PCL is its device independence. PCL commands are designed to be understood by a wide range of printers, regardless of their make or model. This means that PCL files can be easily transferred between different printers or printed on various devices without the need for extensive modifications.
PCL files are typically created by software applications or print drivers that generate the PCL commands based on the content to be printed. They can be generated from various sources, including word processors, desktop publishing software, or directly from operating systems.
PCL has evolved over time, with different versions and enhancements introduced to support new features and technologies. The latest version, PCL 6, includes advanced imaging capabilities, color management, and support for industry-standard graphics formats.
Although PCL is widely supported in the printing industry, it is gradually being replaced by other page description languages, such as PostScript and PDF, which offer more advanced features and greater compatibility with modern printing technologies.