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Auto print PDF files from drop folder

Posted on 2014-08-25
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Last Modified: 2015-02-16
We are having difficulty with an auto print solution for PDF files.  We have a shared folder on a windows 2008 server where users drop large PDF files into.  We have used several programs in the past to watch that folder and automatically print the pages.  However about 10% of the files always print with errors.  However when the users print them manually to the same printer they come out fine.  Programs we have already tried include:

AcroTeX PDF Print Monitor
CoolUtils Total Folder Monitor

The PDFs are generated in various versions of the Adobe suite applications.  What is the best method to accomplish this?
Question by:tampatechman
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Montoya earned 2000 total points
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I would try AutoIT. Very straight forward scripting tool that can watch the folder, send to print, etc..

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Iammontoya - that had the same 90% success rate as our other program attempts.

We think that the document contains data that the printer can't parse natively whereas it's not a problem when printing locally as Adboe itself does the render which is why we only have a 90% success rate.  Are you aware of any methods to have an Adobe product itself monitor a folder and print contents (either on a PC or Mac) that may get around this issue.

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