Render XPS to PCL via .NET

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

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Aspose.Total for .NET is a comprehensive API that provides developers with the ability to add document manipulation and conversion features to their .NET applications. It includes a powerful PDF Processing API, Aspose.PDF for .NET, which allows developers to convert XPS file formats to DOC. Once the conversion is complete, the powerful Document Processing API, Aspose.Words for .NET, can be used to render the DOC file to PCL.

The PDF Processing API provides developers with a wide range of features, such as the ability to create, edit, and convert PDF documents. It also allows developers to extract text, images, and other content from PDF files. The API also supports the conversion of PDF documents to other popular file formats, such as HTML, XPS, and TIFF.

The Document Processing API provides developers with a range of features for manipulating and converting documents. It supports the conversion of DOC files to other popular file formats, such as HTML, PDF, and XPS. It also allows developers to create, edit, and convert documents, as well as extract text, images, and other content from documents.

Aspose.Total for .NET is a powerful API that provides developers with the ability to add document manipulation and conversion features to their .NET applications. With the PDF Processing API, developers can convert XPS file formats to DOC, and with the Document Processing API, developers can render the DOC file to PCL. The API also provides a range of features for manipulating and converting documents, as well as extracting text, images, and other content from documents.

C# API to Convert XPS to PCL

  1. Open XPS file using Document class
  2. Convert XPS 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("template.xps");
// save XPS 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 XPS File using Owner Password via .NET

Before converting XPS 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 XPS 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.xps", "password");
// decrypt XPS
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);    

Explore XPS Conversion Options with .NET

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

What is XPS File Format?

XPS, short for XML Paper Specification, is a file format created by Microsoft to represent fixed-layout documents. XPS files contain the content and print settings of a document, making them suitable for preserving the layout and appearance of a document across different devices and platforms.

The XPS format is based on XML (eXtensible Markup Language), a widely used markup language for structured data representation. XPS files encapsulate document content, such as text, images, vector graphics, and annotations, in a structured XML format. This enables easy interpretation and rendering of the document’s visual elements.

XPS files are conceptually similar to PDF (Portable Document Format) files in that they both aim to provide a reliable way to present and share documents while preserving their formatting and layout. However, PDF files have gained broader support across different software applications and hardware devices, making them more widely accepted and compatible.

To view and work with XPS files, Microsoft provides an XPS Viewer as part of the Windows operating system. Various third-party applications and tools also offer support for opening, creating, and converting XPS files. However, compared to PDF, the range of software and hardware supporting the XPS format may be more limited.

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.