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:
How to Print Multiple PDFs at Once through Adobe Online?
Step 1: Open the Adobe’s Online File Merging Tool
Click on this link to open Adobe’s PDFs merging tool.
Step 2: Upload PDFs
Click on select files. A new file locator window will open. Head over to the folder where you have saved all your PDFs that need to be printed. Upload them by either pressing ‘Ctrl’ and ‘A’ together or by pressing ‘Ctrl’ and clicking on each file.
Step 3: Merge PDFs
Once the PDFs are uploaded, merge them by clicking on ‘Merge’ in the top-right corner of the window.
Step 4: Download the Merged PDF and Print
After your PDFs are merged, the tab will be updated with the following view. Click on ‘Download’ to download the merged PDF.
Open the downloaded PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Go to ‘File’, then select ‘Print’. You can also do this by pressing ‘Ctrl’ and ‘P’ together.
How to Print Multiple PDFs at Once through Adobe Offline?
You can print multiple PDFs at once by merging them into a single PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro X. The merging option is unavailable in the Acrobat Reader, you need to have a paid version to avail this facility.
Step 1: Merge PDFs
Open Adobe Acrobat Pro. Click on ‘File’, then select ‘Create’, and choose ‘Combine Files into a Single PDF…’.
A new window will open similar to the one given below. Click on ‘Add Files…’ on the top-left corner and select either ‘Add Files…’, for multiple files, or ‘Add Folders…’, for a complete folder.
Now, a new window will open where you can browse for the PDFs that you want to print. Select all the files by either pressing ‘Ctrl’ and ‘A’ together or by using the ‘Ctrl’ key and selecting each file individually.
After adding files, you can change their order by using the ‘Move Up’ and ‘Move Down’ options given at the bottom. You can also choose specific pages through ‘Choose Pages’ or remove a file through ‘Remove’.
After ordering the files as per your requirement, click on ‘Combine Files’ at the bottom-left of the window to merge all the files.
Step 2: Print the Merged PDF
After all the PDFs are merged, you can print the new PDF by clicking on ‘File’, and then ‘Print’.
How to Print Multiple PDFs at Once Using PDFelement?
One of the most efficient software that requires minimal effort to print multiple PDFs at once is PDFelement. You can download and install it by clicking on this link.
After installing PDFelement, follow these 3 simple steps to merge and print multiple PDFs at once:
Step 1: Merge Multiple PDFs to Print
Open PDFelement. Click on ‘Combine PDF’, which is the second option in the list of features on the homepage.
Step 2: Upload PDF Files
A new window will open where you’ll have to upload the PDFs that you want to combine. Click on ‘Add File’ at the top-right corner of the window, or drag and drop the files to import them into the software. After uploading the files, choose a folder from the option at the bottom of the window where you want to save the merged file.
Step 3: Print the Merged File
After saving the combined PDF, open it in PDFelement. Click on ‘File’, and then ‘Print’ to open a Print window, where you can adjust your print settings as per your preference.