file2pdf – Convert TIFF, JPEG, BMP and Text Files to PDF

Version: 3.0

Part of DaVince Tools Plus
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Last Modified: July 8, 2004

Command Syntax


New Features / Changes

Additional Information

About DaVince Tools

Command Syntax:

Refer to the "DaVince Tools" Converters page for a description of the command line syntax for all converters.


"file2pdf" is a command line program that converts TIFF, JPEG, BMP and text files to PDF (Portable Document Format) files (for a Windows interface to this program, see wdavince). This program is available only to DaVince Tools Plus users.  The key features of this program are: The initialization file and the use of profiles is described in the "DaVince Tools" Converters page. Since this converter combines the features of bmp2pdf, tiff2pdf, jpeg2pdf and txt2pdf, profile settings from these converters can be combined into a single profile.Common profile settings as well as converter specific settings can be used in a profile.

Common Profile Settings

Refer to the "DaVince Tools" Converters page for a description of the common profile settings.

Converter Specific Settings

The special profile name "_converter" is used to define the converter to use for each recognized file type. By default, the profile is defined as follows:


The default assigns the file types to the three converters. For example, all files ending in ".txt" will be converted using the text converter.  If a file type is encountered that is not defined by any converter, it is skipped. File types can be added to one of the converters if one wishes to include them in conversion.

A default profile is defined, however, most users will want to create their own profiles that combine profile settings of other converters.

New Features / Changes

A list of new features and changes, along with a version history, can be found in the release notes.

Additional Information:

Any tool that creates a PDF must create an intermediate file prior to writing the PDF file. The filename of this intermediate file begins with "tmps" and appears in the directory pointed to by the environment variable "TMP". If this environment does not exist, then the temporary file is written in the current directory. The intermediate file exists only during the execution of the program.

About DaVince Tools:

Visit the DaVince Tools web site at for the latest version of this software and the latest documentation. DaVince Tools is shareware and software registration is urged if you find these programs useful. You can register the software on-line at

DaVince Tools was written in C++ using the DaVince Class Library, written by the same author as this program. The DaVince Class Library is a C++ library for developing PDF and TIFF applications. Contact the author at for more information on the availability of the class library.