Print PDF without Adobe Acrobat

As a stand-alone application, VeryPDF PDFPrint Command Line can help you print PDF files, but does not require Adobe Acrobat. With the assistance of VeryPDF PDFPrint Command Line, you don’t need to open the PDF files, yet can still select page range, set page orientation, custom paper size, etc. when print PDF in batch. This article will explain how to use command line to print PDF.

First of all, you should download VeryPDF PDFPrint Command Line. Click PDFPrint Command Line to visit the product page and download the product. After that, decompress the zip file, and you will find the executable file named pdfprint.exe in the folder titled pdfprint_cmd. This executable file is the command line application we are going to use.

The second step is to open the command prompt window. People usually use different ways to open the command prompt window in different Windows operating systems. For instance, in Windows XP, they will click Start on the screen, > click Run on the Start menu, >type cmd in the Run dialog box, > press Enter. Please take the four steps to open the command prompt window.

The third step is to type a command line and press Enter. Just take a look at the usage and options before you type a command line. The following illustrated the basic usage, some options, and some examples:

  • Usage: pdfprint.exe [options] [Options] <PDF Files>
  • Options:
      • -printer <string> :specify the printer
      • -color <int> : specify color or monochrome to printer
            • 1 : monochrome
            • 2 : color
      • -xres <int> : specify the printer x-resolution
            • -4 : high
            • -2 : low
            • number: the number of dots per inch (DPI)
      • -yres <int> : specify the printer y-resolution
  • Examples:
      • C:\pdfprint_cmd\pdfprint.exe D:\input.pdf
      • C:\pdfprint_cmd\pdfprint.exe D:\*.pdf
      • C:\pdfprint_cmd\pdfprint.exe -printer "docPrint" D\input.pdf
      • C:\pdfprint_cmd\pdfprint.exe –color 2 -xres 4 -yres 2 D\input.pdf

The first example uses the default printer to print a single PDF. The second one use the default printer to print PDF files in batch. The third example specifies docPrint as the printer. The last example sets color and resolution. If you want to view more options and examples, please type the directory of the executable file in the command prompt window and press Enter.

These are the three steps you need to take if you want to use command line to batch print PDF. If you are also interested in PDF Batch Print GUI, which also can run well without Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer; please visit the following website:

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