Friday, August 29, 2008

Uninterrupted PDF Printing

Adobe Reader is not a friendly program for command line printing. It opens a window and doesn't always shut down gracefully.

There are a couple of candidates for less obtrusive PDF printing:

  • PDF Multi Print for silent printing of PDF files (no pop-up or dialog boxes). Graphical Interface, Hot Folder Mode (watched folders) and Command Line supported. Batch Print hundreds of even thousands of PDF files without interruption.

    Setting up Hot Folder Mode.

    Acrobotics download page

    Either Adobe Reader 4.x - 8.x or the full version of Adobe Acrobat 4.x - 8.x is required.

    Price $95 per seat - discounts available for bulk.

  • Adobe Acrobat 9.0 ActiveX appears to allow programatic silent printing

    See the Acrobat.AcroAVDocClass.PrintPagesSilent method

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