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Command Line Parameters

ViewCompanion filename
Open the file named "filename".

ViewCompanion /associate ext
Associate an file extension with ViewCompanion and the shell extension.

ViewCompanion /c format inputfile outputfile
Convert the file named "inputfile" to a file of the given "format" named "outputfile".
If inputfile contains wilcards (e.g.: *.*) the outpfile must be the destination folder for the converted files.
Valid options for format are:
PDFAdobe Acrobat
DWFAutoDesk Drawing Web Format
GBRGerber RS274X
JPEG2KJPEG2000 (Premium only)
PCXPaintbrush PCX
PNGPortable Network Graphics
PSAdobe Postscript
CALSCALS Group 4 Raster
PDFRASTERAdobe Acrobat (PDF Raster)
SVGScalable Vector Graphics
BMPWindows BMP
WMFWindows Placeable Metafile
EMFWindows Enhanced Metafile

ViewCompanion /ci initname format inputfile outputfile
Same as /c command (see over), but uses a Convert Init File to control the conversion.

ViewCompanion /cm format inputfilemask outputfile
Convert all input files matching the given "inputfilemask" to a single multipage file named "outputfile". The inputfilemask can contain both * and ? characters. The "inputfilemask" can also be the name of a text file that contains a list of all the files that will be converted. This file must include one file name per text line. Batch list files (VBL) and ViewCompanion Project files (VPR) are accepted by this command.
Valid options for format are:
PDFAdobe Acrobat (PDF)
PDFRASTERAdobe Acrobat (PDF Raster)
PLTHPGL/2 plot file

ViewCompanion /cmi initname format inputfilemask outputfile
Same as /cm but accepts a convert init file name as second parameter.

ViewCompanion /compare comparefile1 comparefile2
Compare two files.

ViewCompanion /dw
This parameter will force the detail window to be shown after startup.

ViewCompanion /f listname
Load a text file that contains a list of one or more files to open. Each line should contain a file name to open.

ViewCompanion /lf-
This parameter will enable or disable the logfile creation. Use lf+ to enable the logfile and lf- to disable this function.

ViewCompanion /lu #
Select the unit to be used in the logfile. Use 0 for metric and 1 for imperial units.

ViewCompanion /lxml filename 
Load markup from a XML formatted markup file. This parameter can be combined with the /c, /ci and /pi parameters.
The XML markup description can be found here.

ViewCompanion /ne
Don't show the file explorer.

ViewCompanion /NoEdit
Disable all markup drawing functions (Pro & Premium only).

ViewCompanion /NoSave
Disable the markup save function (Pro & Premium only).

ViewCompanion /p filename
Open the file named "filename" and print it.

ViewCompanion /pi initname filename
Print the file named "filename" using settings stored in a Printer Init File named "initname"

ViewCompanion /pt filename printer driver port
Print the file named "filename" to a printer specified with printer, driver and port.

ViewCompanion /resetgui
In some situations the toolbars mat be lost after a customization. Use this command line parameter to reset all toolbars and menus to default settings.

ViewCompanion /ro90 filename
Use this parameter to rotate the given file after loading. Valid rotation factors are 0, 90, 180 and 270.

ViewCompanion /rw
This parameter will force the reference window to be shown after startup.

ViewCompanion /s filename
This parameter will force ViewCompanion to check for a previous instance.
If a previous instance is found, it will be activated.
Any filename given on the command line will be opened in the found instance.

ViewCompanion /t pentablefile filename
Loads the file together with the given pentable.
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