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Print Conductor is free for non-commercial use. The self-installing distribution of this print manager software is 30 MB. It doesn’t require the .NET Framework, Java, or any other 3rd party components.
Print Management Software
Print Conductor automates the printing of your documents, drawings, and presentations by using the documented COM and DDE interfaces of office and CAD applications that you already own.
This means Microsoft Word or OpenOffice must be installed on your computer to print a folder with text documents. Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat is required to print PDF files. Microsoft Visio or Autodesk AutoCAD is needed for printing engineering drawings. Printing spreadsheets requires Microsoft Excel, and printing presentations requires Microsoft PowerPoint.
Print Conductor also can automate the printing of HTML files. It uses Internet Explorer for this. Internet Explorer comes preinstalled on each computer with Microsoft Windows. Note that you may need to use Windows Update to install the latest version of IE in order to print all HTML pages correctly.
Print Conductor works well on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2012 are supported, too. If you have a Windows computer produced in the last decade, you have enough computing power for this free printing software.
Most of the RAM and CPU resources required are actually needed by the office or CAD programs that Print Conductor uses to open documents and send them to the print queue. If you use a virtual printer to convert a batch of documents to PDF, TIFF, or JPEG, the virtual printer will consume some of your computer’s resources, too.
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Systems Manager in University of Illinois at Chicago, DSCC
“Faced with printing nearly a thousand of our agency's Word and Excel forms to test on a potential new printer, one of the boards I was reading through suggested using Print Conductor since the "select a list in Explorer, then right-click-print" function kept failing for me. So, I gave it a chance. If I could use expletives here, followed by the word "FANTASTIC!" I would. Simply put, this has made a tedious, nightmare task as slick as it could possibly be. Thank you guys for creating an amazing product and filling a need the Redmond folks should have had for us all along. Serious life saver!”