Thursday, 3 September 2015

How to print multiple files without opening them

During my recent conversation with one of my friends, he mentioned that he had to print a large number of PDF documents. He was frustrated as he had to open each file to send it to a printer for printing. He asked me if there are any ways where he can avoid opening each file before sending it to printer.

Yes, it is possible. I did my testing on Windows 7 PC. There are two ways to achieve this. The easiest way is:

  • Select the multiple files of same format e.g. all PDFs or all DOCXs
  • Right click on any selected file
  • In context menu, click on Print
In this method, you can print up to 15 files together and cannot mix two different types of file format like one PDF document and one word document.

There is another way in which you can print different file formats together. To achieve this, follow these steps:

  • Click on Start and select Devices and Printers
  • Double click on printer to open print queue box
  • Drag files you would like to print into print queue box.
  • Click OK on a dialog box that confirms that you want to print multiple files at once.
I hope you find this article very useful.