DaVince Tools is a group of DOS (command line) programs for
converting JPEG, TIFF and text files to Portable Document Format
(PDF) files. As a bonus, included with the product is a TIFF tag
viewer and a program that creates 2-dimensional mazes in PDF. These
programs were written for command line or batch processing mode. They
are stand-alone programs, which means they are not plug-ins for other
applications nor do they require other software in order to run.
Program execution is controlled by command line arguments and a
configuration file. All converters use the same command line syntax.
Each converter uses a configuration ".ini" file, which is stored in
the Windows root directory. All converters share a significant amount
of common features. Using a common command line syntax, all
converters provide both many to one file conversion and one to one
file conversion. Each converter can also traverse through a directory
tree if specified on the command line. Each converter uses its own
configuration file, however, there are several configuration options
that are common in all converters. Automatic bookmark creation and
page compression are some of the options specified in the
configuration file. All converters support the use of a command file.
A command file provides more versatility in conversion than what can
be accomplished using just the command line. A list of files and/or
directories is specified for conversion in the command file. This
overcomes command line buffer limitations when specifying a large
number of files on a command line. Also, custom bookmark settings and
multiple configuration profiles can be specified. tiff2pdf supports
single and multi-strip files, single and multi-page files, tiled
images, binary compression modes 2,3 and 4, and thumbnail generation.
txt2pdf supports using the base 14 fonts, text re-flow, DOS, Unix and
Mac text files, article threads, headers, footers and multiple
OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.