Render PS to PCL via .NET

.NET API to Export PS to PCL on Windows, macOS, and Linux without using Microsoft Word

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Aspose.Total for .NET is a comprehensive suite of APIs that enables developers to add powerful document manipulation and conversion features to their .NET applications. It includes the Aspose.PDF for .NET API, which provides advanced PDF processing capabilities, allowing developers to convert PS file formats to DOC. Additionally, the Aspose.Words for .NET API provides powerful document processing capabilities, allowing developers to render DOC files to PCL.

The Aspose.Total for .NET suite also includes APIs for manipulating and converting other popular document formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. It also includes APIs for manipulating images, barcodes, and email messages. With Aspose.Total for .NET, developers can easily add document manipulation and conversion features to their .NET applications.

The Aspose.Total for .NET suite is easy to use and provides a comprehensive set of features for manipulating and converting documents. It is also highly scalable and can be used in both small and large-scale applications. Additionally, Aspose.Total for .NET is backed by a team of dedicated support professionals who are available to help developers with any issues they may encounter.

Overall, Aspose.Total for .NET is an excellent choice for developers who need to add document manipulation and conversion features to their .NET applications. With its comprehensive set of features, scalability, and excellent customer support, Aspose.Total for .NET is the perfect choice for any .NET developer.

C# API to Convert PS to PCL

  1. Open PS file using Document class
  2. Convert PS 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

Conversion Requirements

Install from command line as nuget install Aspose.Total or via Package Manager Console of Visual Studio with Install-Package Aspose.Total.

Alternatively, get the offline MSI installer or DLLs in a ZIP file from downloads .

Document document = new Document("");
// save PS as a DOC 
document.Save("DocOutput.doc", SaveFormat.Doc); 
// load Doc with an instance of Document
var outputDocument = new Aspose.Words.Document("DocOutput.doc");
// call save method while passing SaveFormat.Pcl
outputDocument.Save("output.pcl", SaveFormat.Pcl);   

Decrypt PS File using Owner Password via .NET

Before converting PS to PCL, if you want to decrypt your document you can do it by using the API. In order to decrypt the PDF file, you first need to create a Document object and open the PS using the owner’s password. After that, you need to call Decrypt method of the Document object. Finally, save the updated file using Save method of the Document object.

Document document = new Document("", "password");
// decrypt PS
// save the decrypted document as doc 

Create ReadOnly PCL- File via .NET

In order to protect your PCL from editing and to prevent other people from editing sensitive and confidential information in your document, you can also set the protection of the document using the API. You can limit the ability to edit a document and only allow certain actions with it. This can be done using Aspose.Words for .NET API. It enables you to control the way you restrict the content using the ProtectionType enumeration parameter. You can set your document to read-only by using the following lines of code.

Document document = new Document("input.doc");
// apply document protection and set protection password
doc.Protect(ProtectionType.ReadOnly, "password");
// call save method while passing SaveFormat.Pcl
document.Save("output.pcl", SaveFormat.Pcl);    

Explore PS Conversion Options with .NET

Convert PS to DOCM (Microsoft Word 2007 Marco File)
Convert PS to DOT (Microsoft Word Template Files)
Convert PS to DOTM (Microsoft Word 2007+ Template File)
Convert PS to DOTX (Microsoft Word Template File)
Convert PS to FLATOPC (Microsoft Word 2003 WordprocessingML)
Convert PS to GIF (Graphical Interchange Format)
Convert PS to MARKDOWN (Lightweight Markup Language)
Convert PS to ODT (OpenDocument Text File Format)
Convert PS to OTT (OpenDocument Template)
Convert PS to RTF (Rich Text Format)
Convert PS to WORDML (Microsoft Word 2003 WordprocessingML)
Convert PS to XAMLFLOW (Microsoft's Power Automate)
Convert PS to APNG (Animated Portable Network Graphics)
Convert PS to CSV (Comma Seperated Values)
Convert PS to DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine)
Convert PS to DIF (Data Interchange Format)
Convert PS to DXF (Autodesk Drawing Exchange Format)
Convert PS to EMZ (Windows Compressed Enhanced Metafile)
Convert PS to EXCEL (Spreadsheet File Formats)
Convert PS to FODS (OpenDocument Flat XML Spreadsheet)
Convert PS to IMAGE (Image Files)
Convert PS to JPEG2000 (J2K Image Format)
Convert PS to MD (Markdown Language)
Convert PS to ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet)
Convert PS to PSD (Photoshop Document)
Convert PS to SVGZ (Compressed Scalable Vector Graphics)
Convert PS to SXC (StarOffice Calc Spreadsheet)
Convert PS to TGA (Truevision Graphics Adapter)
Convert PS to TSV (Tab-separated Values)
Convert PS to TXT (Text Document)
Convert PS to WMF (Windows Metafile)
Convert PS to WMZ (Compressed Windows Metafile)
Convert PS to XLAM (Excel Macro-Enabled Add-In)
Convert PS to XLSB (Excel Binary Workbook)
Convert PS to XLSM (Macro-enabled Spreadsheet)
Convert PS to XLT (Excel 97 - 2003 Template)
Convert PS to XLTM (Excel Macro-Enabled Template)
Convert PS to XLTX (Excel Template)
Convert PS to ODP (OpenDocument Presentation Format)

What is PS File Format?

The PS (PostScript) file format is a page description language developed by Adobe Systems. It is commonly used for printing and is supported by a wide range of printers and imaging devices. PS files contain instructions that describe how elements such as text, images, and graphics should be rendered on a printed page.

PS files are created by applications that generate PostScript output, such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, or other graphics software. They are primarily used in professional printing workflows, where high-quality and consistent output is required.

The PS file format is based on a stack-based programming language, where commands and operands are placed on a stack and executed in a sequential manner. This allows for precise control over page layout, typography, color, and other printing parameters.

PS files are typically text-based and can be opened and edited with a text editor. They consist of a series of ASCII characters that represent the PostScript code. The code describes the arrangement and appearance of objects on a page, including text positioning, image placement, and graphical transformations.

While PS files are primarily used for printing, they can also be converted to other formats for digital distribution or further processing. For example, PS files can be converted to PDF (Portable Document Format) files, which are widely supported and can be easily viewed and printed on various devices.

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.