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TOP TIPS - March 2013

6 Ways to print a pdf
Products required in this tip are: Batch & Print Pro v5.02 or greater

There are now many ways of printing PDFs some quicker, some slower, some produce larger files:-

Way 1. (Default) Print PDF's internally

    By default this is the preferred way as the print is managed by Batch & Print Pro, the con's of this way is that the file sizes can be larger on the printer as it is rastered.
    The pro's are internal printing, various print options can be set in Options menu-->General Setup Options... PDF...  e.g. scaling, rotation etc.
    To use: This option can be turned on and off in Options menu-->General Setup Options... PDF... "Don't use internal printing of pdf's" checkbox.

Way 2. Print using Adobe Reader / Acrobat shell print   (Same as right mouse on a pdf in windows explorer and selecting "print" from the popup menu)

    This is the old way but for compatibility and the print size output can be smaller depending on the printer driver used, this can be the preferred way to print pdf's.
    One con is that it print's the PDF file as is, i.e. no scaling etc is applied.
    To use: This option can be turned on by setting Options menu-->General Setup Options... PDF... "Don't use internal printing of pdf's" checkbox.

Way 3. Print PDF's internally using PDF to Postscript conversion 

    This way will only work with postscript compatible printers and with a postscript driver installed, this way can also be the preferred way for the right printer as it is quick and native to the printer been sent to.
    This way has added benefits of been able to change the scaling, cenetering, page range etc and includes PPD file support for special printer features like tray selection, duplex, stapling etc.
    For more help on how to use this see: Batch & Print Pro, Help menu-->Walkthru Examples, Postscript,
Print PDF's as Postscript without Adobe - Advanced
    One con is all printer driver settings are ignored when printing ps files as they are native to the printer so the information has to be in the postscript file.

Way 4. Print using the PDF Addon Plus - Adobe Reader / Acrobat  (Same as printing manually in Adobe)

    This is one way if the user wants to use specific settings available in Adobe Reader / Acrobat, for example print page ranges.
    One con is that it ties up Adobe when printing on screen like a human printing manually and is not advisable to be used in NT Service mode.
    For more help on using this option see: Batch & Print Pro, Help menu-->Walkthru Examples, Addons, PDF Addon Plus.
    This addon can be downloaded here

Way 5. Print PDF's internally using PDF to PCL conversion

    This way will only work with PCL compatible printers and with a PCL driver installed, this way can also be the preferred way for the right printer as it is quick and native to the printer been sent to.
    For more help on how to use this see: Batch & Print Pro, Help menu-->Walkthru Examples, Postscript,
Print PDF's as PCL without Adobe
    One con is all printer driver settings are ignored when printing pcl files as they are native to the printer and another is the free Ghostscript is required to be installed on the system for the conversion to work.

Way 6. Print PDF's directly to the printer

    This way will only work with native PDF compatible printers and with a native PDF compatible driver installed, this way can also be the preferred way for the right printer as it is quickest and native to the printer been sent to.
    To use: This option can be activated in Options menu-->General setup options, Printing, "Use raw internal spooling for .pdf files" checkbox

 

 

 

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October 2007
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April 2007
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January 2007
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June 2006
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April 2006
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January 2006
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November 2005
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October 2005
How to print PDF's without Adobe Reader or Acrobat.
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How to print a pdf file in groups of n pages for finishing e.g. 5 pages at a time.
How to add blank pages onto odd number pdf's.
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How to batch rename pdf documents using document properties.

September 2005
How to merge files of the same name from different folders.
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June 2005
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