RTF to PCL, and PCL to PDF Conversions

Here is the RTF file.  Our work flow is this:  RTF to PCL, then PCL to PDF, and the PDF file must be searchable, and able to copy/paste text out of it.  So, it would be better if you start with the RTF only, because I have been told that this is the reason why our PDF's are not searchable, because the process of converting the RTF to PCL was insufficient.

Let me know what you think.

We suggest you may use our doc2any.exe to convert from RTF file to PDF file directly, you will able to get searchable PDF file easily from RTF file.

doc2any.exe can be downloaded from following web page,


you can run following command line to convert from RTF file to searchable PDF file,

doc2any.exe C:\test.rtf C:\out.pdf

doc2any.exe -useprinter 1 -useoffice C:\test.rtf C:\out.pdf

I am able to convert from RTF to PDF, but I have to have a PCL file.  This acts as our "snap shot" or historical document, from which we have to create or PDF from.  If not, I would have to save off the RTF file to do the conversion from.  We have millions of documents and it's not an option to go back and create/store the RTF's since we would have to create the RTF, and then it would be a  "snap shot" of right now, with potentially different data, and not from say 2 years ago.  I've tried to convert from RTF to PCL, but it just spits out the usage, options, examples and no error messages and returns me to the prompt.  When I try to convert from PCL to PDF, I get the following error:

C:\Users\Downloads\doc2any_cmd\doc2any_cmd>doc2any randy.pcl -debug randy3.pdf Check license information...
You have 295 time to evaluate this product, you may purchase a full version from http://www.verypdf.com.
Check utility functions...
Start the conversion...
C:\Users\Downloads\doc2any_cmd\doc2any_cmd\randy.pcl ==> C:\Users\Downloads\doc2any_cmd\doc2any_cmd\randy3.pdf
Try convert document continue (1)...
Try convert document continue (2)...
Conversion time = 0ms
C:\Users\Downloads\doc2any_cmd\doc2any_cmd\randy.pcl ==> C:\Users\Downloads\doc2any_cmd\doc2any_cmd\randy3.pdf, result=ERROR TickCount = 0ms(0.00s), Result = 0

I assume that I probably just have to have the right usage switches, etc. for each of these to work properly, but there aren't many examples to show what I need.

So, our work flow must be:


Thank you very much for your time.
>>So, our work flow must be:
>>RTF to PCL

Thanks for your message, you can use our DOC to Any Converter to convert from RTF file to PCL file,


doc2any -debug randy.rtf randy3.pdf

>>PCL to PDF

You can then use our PCL to PDF Converter to convert from PCL file to PDF flie,


pcltool.exe test.pcl out.pdf

if you can't convert PCL file to searchable PDF file, please email to us your sample PCL file in question, after we checked your PCL file, we will figure out a solution to you asap.

NO PCL to PDF conversion works, with the same reason I've explained below.  Same for RTF to PCL.

Here is my sample RTF file.  I need to be able to convert these file types to PCL, and then a different process to convert PCL to PDF which needs to be searchable.

Thank you,
You can use DOC to Any Converter to convert this RTF file to PCL file,

doc2any.exe -useoffice 1 "D:\temp\Preliminary Rpt-2006_000103178635514.rtf" "D:\temp\Preliminary Rpt-2006_000103178635514.pcl"

"C:\Program Files\VeryPDF PCL Converter v2.0\pcltool.exe" "D:\temp\Preliminary Rpt-2006_000103178635514.pcl" "D:\temp\Preliminary Rpt-2006_000103178635514.pdf"

Please download the converted PCL and PDF files from following URL,


it seems there has a paper size problem in converted PDF file, we will research this problem shortly, we will let you know soon as we have any finding on this problem.


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