[IWE] Windows PDF printing question

Peter Whysall iwe@warhead.org.uk
Tue, 9 Jan 2007 14:12:02 -0000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barry Roomberg [mailto:broomberg@comcast.net] 
> Sent: 09 January 2007 14:04
> To: 'iwe@warhead.org.uk'
> Subject: [IWE] Windows PDF printing question
> I'm attempting to setup some windows based workflow which 
> includes the 
> requirement for printing PDFs to a Windows network based PCL printer.
> How?
> How do I tell windows to print a PDF?

You don't.

> Under Linux it is a stright LP command and the CUPs 
> environment figures out it 
> is a PDF and prints it correctly.
> Does the same facility exist in windows?

No. Windows does not natively understand PDF.

> Is it a matter of install windows ghostscript and converting 
> it into PCL and 
> dropping it on the \\server\printer name?
> If so, can someone point me in the command line direction for that?

The Acrobat reader can do what you want when invoked from the command line.

AcroRd32.exe /t path printername drivername portname

Initiates Acrobat Reader, prints a file while suppressing the Acrobat print
dialog box, then terminates Reader.

Hope this helps.


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