Are you tired of opening every single PDF file before printing it? Are you on the lookout for a solution that could allow you to print multiple PDFs at once?
If yes, then you’ve landed on the correct place. Whether you have a Mac or a Windows PC, you are offline or online, we’ve got a solution for you. In this post, we’ve shared ways in which you can print multiple PDFs at once without opening each one of them separately. Let’s dive in!
How to Print Multiple PDFs at Once in Windows?
You can print multiple PDFs at once in Windows by queuing them all at once using the printer’s setting. Here’s how you can do it:
Step 1: Open Devices and Printers Setting
Press the ‘Windows’ button and ‘R’ together. The Run window will open. Type ‘control printers’ in the Open bar and the Devices and Printers setting will open.
Step 2: Open the Printer’s Queue
From the Devices and Printers setting, double click on the printer that you want to use for printing. A window similar to the one below will open. Click on ‘See what’s printing’ to view the printing queue.
Step 3: Print the PDFs
Place all the PDFs that you want to print in a single folder and open it next to the printing queue’s window. Select all the PDFs and drag them onto the printing queue’s window. A window will pop up asking you to grant permission to print numerous files at once. Click on yes, and your printer will start printing.
How to Print Multiple PDFs at Once in Mac?
If you want to print multiple PDFs at once in your Mac, then there are two ways in which you can do it without opening each file individually. The first one’s through Finder and the other is through the Print Queue. Let’s see how it’s done:
Print Multiple PDFs at Once in Mac via Finder
Step 1: Launch Finder
In order to use the Finder method to print multiple PDFs at once in Mac, you’ll first have to launch a new Finder window. You can do this by either clicking on the Finder’s icon in your dock or by pressing ‘Command’ and ‘N’ together.
Step 2: Open the PDFs’ Folder
From the finder, navigate to the folder where you have stored all the PDFs that need to be printed. If they aren’t in the same folder, then place them in one to make this method work.
Step 3: Print the PDFs
After opening the folder that contains all the PDFs that have to be printed, press ‘Command’ and ‘A’ together to select them all. You can also choose multiple files at once by pressing the ‘Command’ key and clicking on each of the files individually.
After selecting the PDFs, go to ‘File’ in the Finder’s menu bar options and choose ‘Print’. Finder will open each of the files you’ve selected and print them one after another on its own.
Print Multiple PDFs at Once in Mac via Print Queue
Step 1: Access the Print Queue
If you have a ‘Printer’ icon present on the dock, then you can access the printer queue by double-clicking it when a print job is in progress.
If there isn’t a ‘Printer’ icon in your dock, then you can access the printer queue manually by launching ‘System Preferences’.
There you’ll see an option for ‘Printers & Scanners’, click on it.
You will see a list of all the printers attached to your Mac on the left side of the window. Select the one with which you are going to print. Proceed by clicking on ‘Open Print Queue’, which is present on the top mid of the window.
After opening the Print Queue, right or control-click on its icon in the dock, select ‘Options’, and click on ‘Keep in Dock’. This will keep the Print Queue in the dock permanently.
Step 2: Print the PDFs
After opening the Print Queue, open the folder where you have kept all the PDFs that have to be printed. If they aren’t in the same folder, then place them into one for convenience. Select all the files by either pressing ‘Command’ and ‘A’ together or by pressing the ‘Command’ key and clicking on each of the files. Drag your selected files onto the print queue and your printer will start printing them.
The printer will print files as per the order that you’ve placed them in the Printer Queue. The print duration will depend on your internet connection and might be slow if the connection between your Mac and printer isn’t good.
How to Print Multiple PDFs at Once through Adobe?
You can print multiple PDFs both online and offline using adobe by merging all the files and then printing them. Here’s what you have to do: