Total PDF Printer offers a few ways for running PDF print tasks. You can run it in a traditional way, using program's graphic interface. An alternative is PDF print command line mode with ability to print files via different printing devices and set specific page formatting. For all this you need only to enter printing command into CMD interface of Windows Run menu.
Using command line parameters, you can set the same parameters that you adjust via GUI settings wizard. They include:
- Paper orientation
- Printing quality
All parameters have very easy coding, so you will need very short training to operate with them. In order to find out how to print PDF files via command line, go to Help menu of the program. There all parameters' codes are listed with samples. Each command consists of program calling, destination address, printer, tray and formatting parameters. The same settings are selected via graphic interface, when user goes through its tabs.
The only difference with working in command line mode is that there is no need to launch program's interface. That is why it is quicker way to manage conversions. If you always need to print files from some specific folder, you can use the same command regularly. In such a way a task to print PDF files will require only a few seconds of your time. As there is batch print PDF option, you can print as many files at once, as you need. In order not to mess them up, select a proper separator that can be a blank page or some document. It will come after each document printed.
Total PDF Printer can be used in command line mode after standard installation. No need in additional settings. Free trial version also supports command line, so you can test it for free.
"I create invoices and reports that need to be sent to customers.
For each invoice there are one or more reports. The reports are printed double sided (on duplex printer). Until recently I printed first all the invoices for all the customers (to one queue) and then all the reports (to another queue).
Then it was needed to sort all this so in each envelop for each customer invoice will be together with reports. What I want is to print invoice then reports for it then next invoice and reports for it and so on. So now I print them to PDF files and then send them to a printer with your command line utility."