Extract Text from PCL while Converting to PDF
The new industry-exclusive PageTech PCL Magic text drivers now included with PCL Tool SDK embeds searchable text into the PCL print stream before the printer driver generates it, saving all the text in its natural unscrambled state. Both the monochrome (PCL5e) and color (PCL5c) PCL Magic drivers call our custom programs to insert Unicode and UTF-8 text into the print stream to circumvent the way in which Windows printer drivers normally "scramble" the text.
Using the PCL Magic printer driver to capture the text before it's scrambled and replace it with Unicode and UTF-8 text gives develpers the ability to capture text in any language and extract it later downstream for file-splitting, auto-indexing, converting to fully text-searchable PDF's or re-purposing into TransPromo documents.
Combining the PCL Magic Printer Driver with the PCL Tool Software Development Kit (SDK), developers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) can build state-of-the-art, high-volume document management systems that are easy to customize and deploy.
PCL Magic Printer Driver Features:
- Installs automatically with PCLTool SDK
- Both monochrome (PCL5e) and color (PCL5c) versions available
- Compatible with XP, Vista, Win7 and Server 2008
- Uses the correct Unicode or UTF-8 character cell assignments when extracting the text
- PCL Magic drivers and Port Monitor install and uninstall easily without affecting the core SDK installation.
- Print Manager Data can also be captured by our Port Monitor and inserted into the PCL print stream as PJL comments to let our transformation tools know who generated the print file.
PCL Conversion Technology
PCL Tool SDK is an industry exclusive dynamic link library (DLL) that converts all levels of HP PCL text and vector files into bitmap formats (in-memory TIFF Gp4, in-memory DIB, PCX, DCX, BMP, PNG, MNG, JPG, XPS and TIF) or vector formats (in-memory GDI, PMF, WMF and EMF) with metrically matching TrueType fonts for those used to create the HP PCL print file. Other tools included with the SDK support the conversion of RAW EMF spool files, TEXT, JPEG and TIFF file formats.
PCL Tool SDK comes with sample applications that exercise all the functions of our Transform .DLLs & Imaging .DLLs. All DLLs that come with PCLTool SDK are designed to fit into existing applications quickly and seamlessly.
PCLTool SDK Key Benefits
- Is indispensable in the development of Windows form applications that use HP PCL form overlays or as a tool for developers of HP PCL3GUI, PCL3, PCL4, PCL5, PCL5e, PCL5c, HPGL/2, PCL XL, and PCL XL JetReady applications.
- Turns laser printer output files into portable documents without the need for proprietary drivers, authoring kits, viewers, etc.
- Creates smallest PDF file size, with searchable text using our exclusive JBIG2 raster compression option. Converts download bitmap fonts into scalable TrueTypes for embedding into PDFs when converting to vector PDFs.
- Provides a valuable trouble shooting tool for technical support personnel responsible for solving printer problems for any flavor of HP PCL.
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