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Author Topic: Batch PDF printing  (Read 4384 times)

Contro

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Batch PDF printing
« on: May 18, 2015, 04:36:46 AM »
I have seen several applications for batch printing.
But I need a special one for word files.
I have a word file of 67 pages to split in groups of pages.
so I need to print in an automated way to print :
From page 1 to page 5
from page 6 to page 13
from page 14 to page 21
from page 21 to 67

With the virtual printer to pdf in word 2010 i don't see this option. It only generates a single pdf , not several.

How can i print the word file to pdf while splitting ?

A script ?

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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 05:10:07 AM »
Is it possible to print a word file from the command line ?

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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 07:06:45 AM »

Just so I better understand what has to be done, how many sets of *different* 67 page files have to be done this way?

To me, there has to be a script that just does "print, pages 105 ; print, pages 6 to page 13 ; print, pages 14 to page 21 ; print, pages 21 to 67".

Int other words, one (clunky?) way to do it is mimic doing it yourself manually. For example those "repeat action" macro programs would do it, and you just run it once per file.

But if you had a whole army of 67 page files to do this on, you'd need another step, some kind of loop to select each one, then do that above.


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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2015, 11:44:43 AM »
Maybe you can try this...
find a pdf printer software that has command line functions.
use mouser's drag and drop robot software to manage the command line stuff.

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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2015, 04:54:33 PM »
Try printing it as one long PDF, and then upload to http://www.splitpdf.com/ —notice the "more" button to get multiple splits.

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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2015, 05:35:12 PM »
the obvious answer here is VBA. 

what's not obvious is how often you need to do this and the variables involved, ie for the given sample (1 file, in 5 parts) it wouldn't be worth your while batching it.  And if the variables change each time then obviously the overhead is going to beat you every time

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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2015, 05:12:50 PM »
The program Icecream PDF Split and Merge does , but is not freeware

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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2015, 05:15:00 PM »
Try printing it as one long PDF, and then upload to http://www.splitpdf.com/ —notice the "more" button to get multiple splits.

A good solution.
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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2015, 02:20:01 PM »
Hi Contro! I recommend you Print Conductor (http://www.print-conductor.com/). I use this program to convert a document file in PDF-file and batch printing PDF-files. I will be happy if my advice helps you.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2015, 02:31:02 PM by Marktomson »

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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2015, 05:37:34 PM »
Not sure if this applies or not but I use the bullzip utility which is free for home use.  Has no whistle or bells but has always worked and so easy to use i find it hard to replace. Get at bullzip.com.
be sure to look carefully for the community version' which is listed far down the page as some of the other options are free trials of their paid for product

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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2015, 05:54:06 PM »
Hi Contro! I recommend you Print Conductor (http://www.print-conductor.com/). I use this program to convert a document file in PDF-file and batch printing PDF-files. I will be happy if my advice helps you.

I'll try.
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This program remember me the program gDocFusion .

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« Last Edit: May 21, 2015, 06:18:56 PM by Contro »

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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2015, 05:54:27 PM »
Not sure if this applies or not but I use the bullzip utility which is free for home use.  Has no whistle or bells but has always worked and so easy to use i find it hard to replace. Get at bullzip.com.
be sure to look carefully for the community version' which is listed far down the page as some of the other options are free trials of their paid for product

Trying best Regards.
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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2015, 06:17:26 PM »
bullzip utility which is free for home use.  Has no whistle or bells but has always worked and so easy to use i find it hard to replace. Get at bullzip.com

I am not sure in the futures about the possibility to batch printing in the way Icecream PDF does  :-[

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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2015, 06:38:54 PM »
When go to install the Print Conductor seems a demo. So I don't install.
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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2015, 04:19:42 AM »
It's still not really clear what exactly you want to do - and maybe more to the point, how often you want to do it.


No smart answers accepted :P
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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2015, 11:43:11 PM »
I guess I am lost too.  Once I install Bullzip, it is just like another regular printer.   If i make the "Bullzip-pdf" my "default printer" I can set any program I want to print as many copies as i want even with quickprint.
As long as you turn off the "open file after printing" option it rolls them off as fast as they can be stored. 

Like Tomos said I guess I don't understand what is needed? :-[

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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2015, 05:43:56 AM »
From what Contro said in his first post, he doesn't really want batch printing, he wants to print one document specifying page ranges so that each range ends up as a new PDF.

ie. 4 page ranges = 4 PDFs

He wants to do it in one operation, not printing the document 4 times specifying a different range each time.

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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2015, 11:36:43 PM »
Finally i adopted this way :

Use pdf x-change or similar for the base document. Then insert dragging each by one in the base document.
The more confortable method for me is miniatures. I can drag and drop then any pdf additional document and insert it.

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Re: Batch PDF printing
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2015, 03:23:40 AM »
Finally i adopted this way :

Use pdf x-change or similar for the base document. Then insert dragging each by one in the base document.
The more confortable method for me is miniatures. I can drag and drop then any pdf additional document and insert it.

do you mean you can merge selected pages from one PDF into another PDF simply by drag-drop?
If so, that sounds very good.
Tom