How to convert spool files to pdf

Hello,

I have several Kyocera printers in my network, I use a Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Server as Printserver.
I do not delete the spool files after printing and want to convert these spool files (.spl) to pdf.

I tried some tools but the vendors told me that the print driver is not supported.
Does anyone know a solution for kyocera spool files?
LVL 1
Loki555Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Loki,

Two ideas for you. First, I've used other VeryPDF products with success, although not the one you need, which is their VeryPDF PCL Converter:
http://www.verypdf.com/app/pcl-converter/index.html

Based on my success with their other products, I wouldn't hesitate to give this one a try. Here's an article worth reading that shows how to use the product to convert SPL to PDF automatically by monitoring folders:
http://www.verypdf.com/wordpress/201303/how-to-convert-spl-to-pdf-automatically-by-monitoring-folders-function-35426.html

The second idea is a product called WinPCLtoPDF, developed at Columbia University:
http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/pcltopdf.html

I've used this and it works very well. Under the covers it utilizes GhostPCL, which is a bit complicated, but you don't have to worry about that, as the user interface is simple. Just unpack the ZIP download, which contains only one file, the executable:

WinPCLtoPDF.exe

Run it and it will give you a browse-for-file dialog. Navigate to the SPL file, click Open, and that's it! It will create a PDF file in the same folder as the SPL file. I use it on a W7/64-bit system, where it works fine with my PCL files, but I don't know how it will do on your W2K8R2 server. I also don't know if it will work on your Kyocera SPL files. You'll just have to try it and see (it's a simple, free download). If it works well for you and you plan to use it often, create a shortcut to the EXE file and put it on your Start menu or desktop or wherever you prefer. Regards, Joe
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Loki555Author Commented:
Both can not handle the file because it´s not a compatible pcl format.
I have to check the original Kyocera Print Driver and try again.
0
Loki555Author Commented:
To be able to convert the spool files to pdf, I have to install another driver the original is not compatilbe with PCL5.
0
Loki555Author Commented:
I gade the answer as B because I used a simular software already and it´s not a software problem, it´s driver problem.
0
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Fair enough. Regards, Joe
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.