To Print Multiple PDF Documents by Command Line

Only the right tools can be used to print several PDF files in one slide. A good freeware can be found here.

If you need to print more than one PDF document in a single slide, this is usually quite tedious. Because the usual free PDF readers do not provide batch processing (batch mode). You can print a PDF document using the command input, but only one. For the PDF program Foxit Reader command looks something like this:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\FoxitReader.exe D:\Print\Beispiel.pdf

However, a processing of several PDFs by patch does not work. Presumably, the producers of the PDF programs intentionally prevent this to keep their expensive Pro versions more valuable.

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While circulating tips on the Internet with the “for” command, which should be able to print multiple PDFs, but in the test with the acute ellen PDF reader programs these tips worked with us all not.
An example of such a batch file looks like this out:

path “C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader“; %Path% dir /b > Liste.txt for /f %%i in (Liste.txt) do (FoxitReader.exe /p “%%i%” )

First the program path to the Foxitreader is added to the variable Path. The Foxitreader.exe command will work in any folder. The batch file then creates the file list.txt with the dir command, which contains all filenames in the current folder. Finally, the for command prints line-by-line all the files listed in List.txt. Older versions of free PDF readers have with this trick probably still played, but not current.
But there is a free for private use tool that can take over the batch job for PDF files. It prints all the PDF files of a folder one at a time. The only two disadvantages of the free version: You must confirm the start of the job with a key input (key 1). And after completing a batch job, the tool also prints a page ad for its own Proversion.

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Here’s how: Install the free version of 2Printer . The tool is then available as a command in the input prompt. If you want to print all PDF documents in one folder, open this folder in Windows Explorer. Press the Shift key and right-click in the folder’s window. A context menu opens in which you select the “Open command prompt” command. Now you can print all PDF files with the following command:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\2Printer\2Printer” -s *.*

If the input of this line is too long, you can also run it using a batch file. Start the editor once, for example, in the command prompt using the command notepad. Enter the above command line and save it with the name Print.bat.

way: Further parameters for the tool 2Printer see on entering 2Printer -help or on the2printer site .