Render TEX to PCL via .NET

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

 

Aspose.Total for .NET is a powerful API to add document manipulation and conversion features inside your .NET application. By using advanced PDF Processing API Aspose.PDF for .NET , you can convert TEX file format to DOC. After that, by using powerful Document Processing API Aspose.Words for .NET , you can render DOC to PCL.

C# API to Convert TEX to PCL

  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 .NET File Format APIs

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("template.tex");
// save TEX 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 TEX File using Owner Password via .NET

Before converting TEX 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 TEX 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("Decrypt.tex", "password");
// decrypt TEX
document.Decrypt();
// save the decrypted document as doc 
document.Save("Decrypt_out.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);    

Other Conversion Options

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