file2pdf – Convert TIFF, JPEG, BMP and Text Files to PDF
Part of DaVince Tools Plus
Web Site: www.davince.com
Last Modified: July 8, 2004
New Features / Changes
About DaVince Tools
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
files to PDF (Portable Document Format) files (for a Windows interface
to this program, see wdavince). This
is available only to DaVince Tools Plus users. The key
of this program are:
The initialization file and the use of profiles is described in the
Tools" Converters page. Since this converter combines the features
of bmp2pdf, tiff2pdf,
and txt2pdf, profile settings from these
can be combined into a single profile.Common profile settings as well
converter specific settings can be used in a profile.
Combines all the features of bmp2pdf, tiff2pdf, jpeg2pdf
Create PDF files from multiple file types
Utilizes the DaVince Tools DLL library, a PDF generating module that
be utilized by programmers to add PDF generation to their programs.
PDF file compression support
- Web optimization support
Automatic bookmark creation option
Convert many files to one PDF, a directory of files to one PDF, or
a PDF file for each file
Individual filenames with wildcard support and/or an entire directory
be specified for conversion
Specify files or directories to convert either via the command line or
a command file
Large file support (1,000+ pages)
Creates a version 1.2 PDF file with a unique file ID in trailer
Common Profile Settings
Refer to the "DaVince Tools" Converters
for a description of the common profile settings.
Converter Specific Settings
The special profile name "_converter" is used to define the converter
use for each recognized file type. By default, the profile is defined
The default assigns the file types to the three converters. For
all files ending in ".txt" will be converted using the text
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
to include them in conversion.
A default profile is defined, however, most users will want to
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
found in the release notes.
Any tool that creates a PDF must create an intermediate file prior to
the PDF file. The filename of this intermediate file begins with "tmps"
and appears in the directory pointed to by the environment variable
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 http://www.davince.com
for the latest version of this software and the latest documentation. DaVince
Tools is shareware and software registration is urged if you find
programs useful. You can register the software on-line at http://www.davince.com.
DaVince Tools was written in C++ using the DaVince Class
written by the same author as this program. The DaVince Class
is a C++ library for developing PDF and TIFF applications. Contact the
author at firstname.lastname@example.org for
information on the availability of the class library.