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Command Line PDF Converter

With a command line PDF converter, you can transform files without a graphic interface (GUI). The special server edition of Total PDF Converter works with the ActiveX framework on Windows servers. Turn your data into any of the following file types:

  • CSV
  • DOC
  • EPS
  • HTML
  • PS
  • RTF
  • TXT
  • XLS.

You can also create images (BMP, EMF, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, WMF).

Convert PDF files by command line separately or in a batch!

Commandline

Getting Started

Use the command line PDF converter without an internet connection - follow our guide to register your server copy offline and get started! Turn PDF to Excel by command line and complete a plethora of other tasks as often as necessary. All you need is a simple sequence - PDFConverter.exe (use quotation marks if the path contains spaces).

PDFConverter

Opportunities for Server Use

Now you know how to convert PDF files by the command line. If you need to generate other document formats or images on web servers, use PDF Converter X. It can create the same variety of file types - from DOC to TIFF! This is a quick and easy way to transform PDFs for your own purposes. The command line PDF converter works well with server and desktop/client applications.

Usage: PDFConverter.exe <source> <destination> <options>
If you have path with spaces, use quotation marks.


By the way you can use macros in the estination path

  •  <DATE[:format]> - current date, default format is yyyymmdd
  •  <TIME[:format]> - current time, default format hhmmss

For example: destination C:\<DATE>_<TIME:hhmm> will produce this file C:\20150318_1300

Options:

  • -log - Don`t show errors. Write them to the log file
  • -verbosity - Log file verbosity
    • error - Write to log file only errors (default)
    • detail - Write detailed log file
  • -logmode - Log file mode
    • overwrite - Overwrite (default)
    • append - Append
  • -list - File with files mask to convert. Simple text file, each file on new line
  • -Recurse:off - Include subfolders
  • -do - Delete originals
  • -kfs - Keep folder structure
  • -fo - Force overwrite existed files
  • -limit - Limit converted files to count
  • -combine:off - Combine all files into one document (pdf, tiff)
  • -sort - Sort source file list
    • unsorted - Unsorted, natural order (default)
    • name - Sort by file name
    • date - Sort by file modification date
    • numbers - Sort by numbers in file name
  • -ext - Use custom extension for output files
  • -c - Convert to
    • DOC - convert to DOC
    • RTF - convert to RTF
    • XLS - convert to XLS
    • HTML - convert to HTML
    • BMP - convert to BMP
    • JPG - convert to JPEG
    • GIF - convert to GIF
    • WMF - convert to WMF
    • EMF - convert to EMF
    • PNG - convert to PNG
    • EPS - convert to EPS
    • PS - convert to PS
    • PCL - convert to PCL
    • TIF - convert to TIFF
    • TXT - convert to TXT
    • CSV - convert to CSV
    • PPT - convert to PPT
    • PDF - convert to PDF
  • -e - End page symbols to separate pdf pages in the text file
  • -s:off - Put every page into separate file
  • -t - Template for generating file name in "separate file" mode
  • -p - Extract only these pages
  • -cp - Make new document every <n> pages
  • -si:off - Convert into single image
  • -rotate - Rotation Angle
  • -ri - Elements to render, default [text,shape,images]
    • text - text
    • shape - shape
    • images - images
  • -TM - Top Margin (inches)
  • -LM - Left Margin (inches)
  • -BM - Bottom Margin (inches)
  • -RM - Right Margin (inches)
  • -po - Paper Orientation
    • Portrait - Portrait
    • Landscape - Landscape
  • -ps - Paper size
    • Letter - Letter
    • LetterSmall - LetterSmall
    • Tabloid - Tabloid
    • Ledger - Ledger
    • Legal - Legal
    • Statement - Statement
    • Executive - Executive
    • Folio - Folio
    • A0 - A0
    • A1 - A1
    • A2 - A2
    • A3 - A3
    • A4 - A4
    • A4Small - A4Small
    • A5 - A5
    • B4 - B4
    • B5 - B5
    • Quarto - Quarto
    • EnvC5 - Envelope C5
    • EnvC3 - Envelope C3
    • EnvC4 - Envelope C4
    • EnvC6 - Envelope C6
    • EnvB4 - Envelope B4
    • EnvB5 - Envelope B5
    • EnvB6 - Envelope B6
    • EnvMonarch - Envelope Monarch
    • Custom - Custom, you need to set paper dimensions
  • -pd - Custom paper size dimensions in mm <width>x<height>
  • -jq - JPEG Quality
  • -dpi - Image DPI
  • -tc - TIFF Image Compression
    • Uncompressed - uncompressed TIFF
    • LZW - LZW compression
    • RLE - RLE compression (packbits)
    • JPEG - JPEG compression
    • CCITT1D - Bilevel Huffman compression (CCITT1D)
    • G3FAX1D - Bilevel Group 3 CCITT compression, monodimensional (G3FAX1D)
    • G3FAX2D - Bilevel Group 3 CCITT compression, bidimensional (G3FAX2D)
    • G4FAX - Bilevel Group 4 CCITT compression, bidimensional (G4FAX)
  • -tiffpi - TIFF Photometric interpretation
    • wz - White is zero
    • bz - Black is zero
    • rgb - RGB
    • pal - RGB Palette
    • mask - Transparent mask
    • cmyk - CMYK
    • ycbcr - YCBCR
    • cielab - CIELAB
  • -pc - PDF file compression
    • Fastest - Fastest compression
    • Normal - Normal compression
    • Maximum - Maximum compression
  • -mp - PDF master (owner) password
  • -up - PDF user password
  • -perm - PDF user permissions
    • Copy - Copy
    • Modify - Modify
    • Annotation - Annotation
    • FormFill - FormFill
    • Accessibility - Accessibility
    • DocAssembly - DocAssembly
    • HighResPrint - HighResPrint
  • -PFXFile - PFX File for sign document
  • -PFXPass - The password to open the PFX file
  • -SignLoc - The location that the signing was done
  • -SignCon - The contact information of the signer
  • -SignRes - The reason for signing document
  • -PDFAuthor - PDF document author
  • -PDFSubject - PDF document subject
  • -PDFTitle - PDF document title
  • -pdfa:off - PDF/A compatibility mode
  • -pdfver - PDF document format version 1.2 - 1.6
  • -Head:off - Turn off header text
  • -HeadText - Header text. Where [page] - Page Number and [date] - current date
  • -HeadAlign - Header align
    • left - align left
    • right - align right
    • center - align center
  • -HeadFont - Header font name
  • -HeadSize - Header font size
  • -Foot:off - Turn off footer text
  • -FootText - Footer text. Where [page] - Page Number and [date] - current date
  • -FootAlign - Footer align
    • left - align left
    • right - align right
    • center - align center
  • -FootFont - Footer font name
  • -FootSize - Footer font size

Examples:

  • PDFConverter.exe C:\PDF\Example.pdf C:\Pages\ -c TIFF -s -t"[Name].page#.tiff"
    Convert file Example.pdf into folder C:\Pages, using default file name template (Example.PageX.tiff) Put every pdf page into separate file
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