.bat file to print multiple pdf files without opening them.

January 3, 2012 at 21:15:29
Specs: Windows 7
I have a list of PDF files in a directory I would like to All print without going to each on seperately etc

They are all in the same folder
eg PDF
file names do not change
eg Abc.PDF & Def.PDF

Would also be nice to print all *.pdf files in a folder

Would be very greatful of help

regards & happy new year


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January 4, 2012 at 12:27:35
You basically have all of it there, its just the print command you need. So it would be something like:

print /Documents/first.pdf

I just tried this and it works.. is this what you were asking how to do?

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January 4, 2012 at 14:27:37
Thanks for the reply

Apologies for my lack of knowledge
Hope you will still help me

Could not get that to work even though I made it really simple

File 1 = C:\SP001.pdf
File 2 = C:\JF023.pdf

I entered
Print /c:\SP001.pdf
Print /c:\JF023.pdf

Bat file saved as printtst.bat
& then tried
Print /SP001.pdf
Print /JF023.pdf

Thanks again

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January 5, 2012 at 15:46:48
Found this & worked ok for me
Thanks for help & if there is a better way than I would like to know

1. Click the "Start" menu button, and choose "All Programs." Click the "Accessories" option, and choose "Windows Explorer."
2. Click the "Tools" menu at the top of the program window, and then click "Folder Options...."
3. Click the "File Types" tab. Scroll down in the "Registered File Types" list, and click the "PDF" extension entry.
4. Click the "Advanced" button. Click on "Open" in the "Actions:" list, and then click the "Edit" button.
5. Highlight all of the text in the "Application used to perform action" text box. Press and hold the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard, and then tap press the "C" key to copy the text to your clipboard. Click the "Cancel" button.
6. Click the "New" button. Type "Adobe Batch Print" in the "Action" text box.
7. Click to place your cursor in the "Application used to perform action" text box. Press and hold the "Ctrl" key, and then press the "V" key on your keyboard to paste the data from your clipboard into the text box.
8. Click to place a check in the box next to "Use DDE."
9. Type "[FilePrintSilent("%1")]" in the "DDE Message:" text box. Type "acroview" in the "Application" text box. Type "control" in the "Topic" text box.
10. Click the "OK" button, and then click "OK" again. Click "OK" to dismiss the "Folder Options" window.
11. Restart your computer, and allow the operating system to load completely.

12. Highlight multiple PDF files by holding the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard and selecting more than one in the same directory. Release the "Ctrl" key and right-click on one of the selected PDF files. Choose "Adobe Batch Print" from the menu options to print all selected PDF files.

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January 6, 2012 at 07:48:39
Wow.. I didn't realize you had to go through all of that just for a simple process.

Well, either way, I'm glad you found out how to do it!

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