Solved

How To Print Multiple PDF FilesFile?

Posted on 2014-03-02
8
472 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-03
Points of My Scenario:
1. I scan multiple pages to PDF
2. I can only scan one page at a time (hardware limitation)
3. I end up with multiple PDF files
4. I need to print all files at once to 2 printed sides per sheet of paper

QUESTION: How can I print multiple PDF files as if they were pages of one file?
0
Comment
Question by:waltforbes
  • 5
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
ID: 39899106
Hi Walt,
I'm not aware of a way to print them as if they were one file. My suggestion is to combine them into one file and then print that one file double-sided. Adobe Acrobat (and many other products) can combine individual PDFs into a single PDF. Regards, Joe
0
 

Author Comment

by:waltforbes
ID: 39899138
Hi Joe Winograd,
will I need the [paid] Professional Adobe product to do this?
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
ID: 39899178
Walt,
You don't need Acrobat Professional, but, in the Adobe product line, you do need at least Acrobat Standard, which is also a paid (not free) product. Unfortunately, the free Adobe Reader cannot combine/merge documents. But there are many free products that can. A very simple one is PDF Merge Tool, which is free and open source, available at SourceForge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfmergetool/

Click the green download button and run the setup program. You will then have a program group called PDF Merge Tool (with the PDF Merge Tool app and an Uninstall). Simply run PDF Merge Tool and you'll see this dialog:

PDF Merge ToolClick the Add button, add as many files as you want, click the Merge! button, and give the merged file a name. That's it! Open the merged file in Adobe Reader and print it double-sided. Regards, Joe
0
Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

 

Author Comment

by:waltforbes
ID: 39899197
Hi Joe Winograd,

the PDF Merge utility constantly throws me the error attached. I will look for other free PDF merge utilities. If you know the issue or can suggest another, I would be grateful.PDF Merge Error
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
ID: 39899208
Very strange! Works perfectly here on a W7/64-bit system. What OS are you running? Did you download it from SourceForge? Anyway, here's another one, also at SourceForge, called PDF Split and Merge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfsam/

Be careful not to install any of the adware that comes with it. Note this comment at their site:
The installer may include advertisement offers to finance further development, read here why.
Regards, Joe
0
 
LVL 52

Accepted Solution

by:
Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 500 total points
ID: 39899220
I just noticed that PDF Merge Tool runs on the .NET Framework V2. If you don't have that installed, that could be why it is failing. Also, another free one at SourceForge is PDF Stapler:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfstapler/

I haven't tried this one, but it's worth a (free) try. Regards, Joe
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:waltforbes
ID: 39901108
Thank u so much for all the wonderful options! I am satisfied!
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
ID: 39901140
You're welcome! I'm very glad to hear that you're satisfied with those options. Regards, Joe
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Power PDF (http://www.nuance.com/for-business/document-imaging-and-scanning/power-pdf-converter/index.htm) is the newest product from the Document Imaging division of Nuance Communications (http://www.nuance.com/). It is available in two editions — …
This article focuses on how to remove password security from multiple PDF files by Adobe Acrobat program. Sometimes it is essential to access the stored data items and to print, edit as well as copy content from Portable Document Format files in abs…
Sometimes we receive PDF files that are in the wrong orientation. They may be sideways or even upside down. This most commonly happens with scanned or faxed documents. It is possible to rotate the view of these PDFs with the free Adobe Reader produc…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28997919/Pagination-in-Adobe-Acrobat.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to add page numbers to a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. This short video Micro Tutorial sh…

778 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question