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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?
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016DeveloperCommented:
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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016DeveloperCommented:
Fair enough. Regards, Joe
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