The task is to convert the original TXT file into a landscape PDF with a 1:1 scale. It is important that the text must not be rotated.
The expected output should resemble the following layout:
Using the following command would seem like the right solution:
2PDF.exe -src "C:\In\." -dst "C:\Out" -oper autorotate orientation:landscape direction:ccw
However, in this case, the text will not be placed correctly. It will be rotated either left or right (depending on the direction:ccw or direction:cw) as shown below.
To solve this issue, you will need to:
- change the document conversion engine;
- set a custom page width and height for processing TXT files.
Follow the steps below for detailed instructions.
Configuring 2PDF for this task step by step
- Open Command Prompt (cmd.exe) and execute the following command:
- Navigate to the Advanced tab and locate the Document converting settings section.
- Add the following line next to Convert engine(s):
This will change the default conversion component for TXT files.
- Change the value of File loading settings → TEXT → Paper size to 297 × 210 mm for Width and Height. This size corresponds to A4, but you can use a different paper size if needed.
This will set a custom width and height for the TXT format.
Note: You can use more precise values for A4 format: 296.93 mm and 210.06 mm.
- Click OK and try converting your TXT files using a standard 2PDF command. For example:
2PDF.exe -src "C:\In\*.*" -dst "C:\Out"
This will convert the original TXT files into landscape PDFs with a 1:1 scale and text aligned vertically, as shown in the very beginning of this article.
If you encounter any issues or have a specific conversion task that you need assistance with, please reach out to our customer support.