I need a program or utility (free preferrably, paid if it's easy to setup and use) that will print PDFs automatically.
Every night, a client receives dozens to hundreds of PDFs via SFTP from one of their clients. These documents need to be printed (unfortunately). They want a system that can either be scripted or set to check folders (and sub folders) for new files and print them automatically throughout the night.
I've done some research and found an AutoIT compiled script but it doesn't work well because some of these pages are being (incorrectly) identified as 8.5x13 when the utility attempts to print them (printing them with Acrobat (and reviewing the print options) indicates they are 8.5x11). And of course, when the page size changes, the job hangs and stops all other jobs until you fix it...
So I need something that can do this intelligently... shrink the page to fit, ignore the page size and just print to whatever paper is present (cutting off excess - which will almost never actually happen), etc.
Anyone have any suggestions?
I'm willing to script a utility that WORKS so it doesn't have to do everything... but if someone has a product designed to monitor (a) folder(s) and print the contents, including PDFs, that's great too.
I don't think I can use Acrobat because it wants to leave the program open after printing... 900 instances of acrobat would be a problem in the morning...
And using a script to subsequently kill acrobat isn't practical... some of these print jobs could be small - a few pages... others could be hundreds of pages and unless there's a way to programmatically tell when the job is done, at least fully spooled, I can't plan on killing the process.