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PCLReader 9.16
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PCLReader 9.16

Publisher:Page Technology Mark eting Inc.
Requirements:Any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows platform Win2000 and above.
Install:Install and Uninstall
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Publisher's Description:

PCLReader - PCLReader Views & Converts PCL & Text into PDF, PDF/A, XPS, TIFF, BMP, PNG, PCX and ASCII Text. Once viewed, a PCL or Text file can be printed to any Windows printer driver. This is useful when you have a non-LaserJet PCL printer and need to print an invoice, loan, insurance or other type of document from legacy applications that require PCL4/5/5e LaserJet printers.

The ASCII text can also be extracted from the PCL file for data migration and archiving purposes. PCLReader is the first commercial quality PCL viewer/converter to be released as FREEWARE.

New Features:

* Added support to convert to JPEG format.

* Added 128-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) for securing HIPAA medical data.

* Expanded access to the various PDF preferences that can be set when creating raster PDF files.

* Password protect PDF files to inhibit the ability to edit or copy content.

* Added the ability to import Raw EMF files for viewing.

Major Benefits:

* Print PCL files to any Windows printer driver (DeskJets, GDI, PostScript or PCL XL only printers)

* Convert PCL or Text into PDF, PDF/A, TIFF, PNG and other formats.

* Saves paper by previewing PCL print files before you print them.

* Split PCL files.

PCLReader is a limited, subset of PageTech's PCLWorks Program ($89) to showcase what the commercial products can do. PCLWorks can convert PCL into very small JBIG2 compressed raster or vector/text PDF and PDF/A files. As well as, PCL to TIFF, PNG, XPS, BMP, PCX, DCX, WMF and EMF formats.

The majority of PageTech's business is derived from licensing its various PCLTool SDK ($495 - $3,995) options. PCLTool SDK Options include writing your own programs, using our API, or, for rapid application development, PCLXForm program with its own custom scripting language. V9.0 of the SDK now includes Windows .Net, 64-bit, and 64-bit .Net versions of its major PCL conversion programs.

List of Changes:

Version 9.15 from 2010-09-13

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Version 9.13 from 2010-05-05

Expanded access to the various PDF preferences and added the ability to import RAW EMF files for viewing.

Version 8.80 from 2008-03-01

Release the first freeware PCL Reader/Viewer/Converter.


PCLReader - Views & Converts PCL/Text to PDF

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Latest User Reviews:

Zongxiu 2010-06-23 03:14:46 #
Version: 9.13

It's so useful for me.Thanks a lot!

Sepcicr 2010-03-05 10:21:28 #
Version: 8.895

This is an outstanding product! After downloading another PCL viewer that would not fully render the file I needed to view, I found and installed PCLReader. This product did exactly what I needed it to do, and it has additional functionality that I look forward to using in the future.

Mroberts 2009-07-21 23:04:29 #
Version: 8.87

Great little program

Pavel Dusek 2009-05-17 10:04:14 #
Version: 8.86

A very nice piece of software. I have needed (ocasionally) to see pcl-output. Thank you.

Jo 2009-03-26 22:28:00 #
Version: 8.86

I experienced no difficulties using this software and was able to read the PCL file and easily converted it to PDF.

Pashcroft0 2009-02-19 12:17:13 #
Version: 8.86

Did the job

PCL Reader did exactly what I wanted first time.


Miapjp 2009-01-08 21:04:56 #
Version: 8.86

PCLReader - did the trick

I had a file from a kid's online site that supposedly held my son's userID and password, but it had no extension. After poking around I discovered it was a pcl file. Did a quick Google search, found this program, installed it and voila!! My son was glad to be back online.

MMe 2008-12-19 01:51:05 #
Version: 8.86

lots of features, sometimes confusing UI

This product offers a lot of features some might not even believed could exist when looking for a "PCL reader" software. This makes the user interface sometimes a bit unclear, and this is the only drawback I could find.

Bealsb 2008-09-15 07:35:52 #
Version: 8.80

jury still out on functionality

I downloaded the software and installed it, but have been unable to successfully open a pcl file and either view or print it.

Mori 2008-07-03 17:18:38 #
Version: 8.80

could not extract ascii text

I tried pcl reader, pcl codes, and pcl tool. None of them could extract the ASCII text from the pcl file that I captured from my parallel port. I cannot change the printer type on the system that generates the pcl output. I did not test the program further at that point.

Notinyes 2008-04-24 12:13:54 #
Version: 8.80

Thanks for simplified life

PCLReader is very good, and helps in my work. Easy installation.
Thanks for free software!!!!!

rpalm 2007-10-27 21:27:40 #
Version: 8.80

PCL Reader

The program was helpful in converting a PRN file from the output of a 15 year old DOS program into a useful document.

Woolly 2007-04-10 21:11:13 #
Version: 8.80

PCLReader Shortcommings

The program failed to extract the text from either a single page or multipage (max 6 pages) text-based output to a HP6122 despite various attempts at changing the input parameters. The output was in landscape format. The tiff output was properly constructed (except for the page header which was in a very large font and seemed to comprise a small and Omnipage correctly performed the text conversion on the tiff images. PCLReader also failed to run on a Win98se machine. The application was to capture the output from a third party machine which only printed results and deposit them in a database for further processing

test user 2007-03-04 15:16:29 #
Version: 8.80

A normal product

a normal one. just common. Not very much easy to use (at least to me)

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