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PDFTron XpsConvert is a command-line application designed to convert XPS documents or XPS uncompressed folders to one or more PDF, BMP, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, or RAW files while presenting several options to control resolution, color, and quality depending on the output format selected. This section covers the basic usage of XPSConvert explaining all of the available options.
The basic command-line syntax is:
xpsconvert [options] file1 file2 folder1 file3 ...
See more options in Command-Line Summary for XpsConvert
xpsconvert -o ex1 test/tiger.xps
xpsconvert -f png -o ex1 test/tiger.xps
xpsconvert --output ex2 -d 300 -f jpg --verb 2 --quality 60 test/tiger.xps
xpsconvert -o ex3 --hres 1000 --vres 1000 -f tif --verb 2 test/blue_secret.xps
To convert a XPS file to a multi-page TIFF, you can use the following lines:
xpsconvert **-o OUT2 --multipage -f tif --gray --verb 2 D:\**
xpsconvert --subfolders -o OUT2 --multipage -f tif --verb 3 "D:\MyXPS"
XPSConvert supports processing of multiple input documents in the same run. For example, it is possible to specify multiple XPS folders and XPSConvert will automatically process all XPS documents matching a given file extension. For example, the following command-line will process all XPS documents in folders 'test1' and 'test2'
c:\> xpsconvert -o c:/output_folder c:/test1 c:/test2
Wildcard characters can also be used to process multiple input files.
For example, if a directory contains the following XPS documents:
C:\test1 >dir Directory of C:\test1 01/04/2007 03:35 PM <DIR> . 01/04/2007 03:35 PM <DIR> .. 05/21/2004 02:27 PM A1.xps 05/03/2005 09:38 AM A2.xps 05/20/2003 08:46 AM B1.xps 05/15/2003 12:50 PM B2.xps
To process all XPS documents in this folder, you could specify:
xpsconvert -o c:/output_folder c:/test1/*.xps
To process all XPS documents staring with 'A', you could specify:
xpsconvert -o c:/output_folder c:/test1/A*.xps
Or to process all XPS documents ending with '1', you could specify:
xpsconvert -o c:/output_folder c:/test1/*1.xps
You can use either of the two standard wildcards --- the question mark (?) and the asterisk (*) --- to specify filename and path arguments on the command line.
The wildcards are expanded in the same manner as operating system commands. (Please refer to your operating system user's guide if you are unfamiliar with wildcards). Enclosing an argument in double quotation marks (" ") suppresses the wildcard expansion. Within quoted arguments, you can represent quotation marks literally by preceding the double-quotation-mark character with a backslash (\). If no matches are found for the wildcard argument, the argument is passed literally.
To provide additional feedback, XPSConvert returns exit codes after completing processing. The exit codes can be used to provide user feedback, for logging etc. This is particularly important for applications running in an unattended environment.
The following table lists possible exit codes and their description:
Exit Code Description --------------- --------------------------------------- 0 All files converted successfully. 1 Unspecified error. 2 Bad license key 3 Failed to create the output directory 4 Bad input filename or path
All codes other then '0' indicate that there was an error during the conversion process.
The following illustrates a sample Windows batch script that processes exit codes:
@echo off rem convert all XPS files in 'data' folder XPSConvert ./data if errorlevel 1 goto othererror if errorlevel 4 goto inputerr if errorlevel 0 goto exit :inputerr echo No input files specified. goto exit :othererror echo An error encountered during processing. goto exit :exit
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