A Recipe for Printing PDFs for Free

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Some things were just meant to go together: salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, and Romeo and Juliet. Similarly, when it comes to PDF printing, Adobe Reader and Print Conductor is a great duo. And the latter can be a real lifesaver for someone who often needs to print many PDF documents.

And who doesn't need to print PDFs? Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de facto standard used to print documents and exchange documents online. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, a PDF viewer, is available for free. Additionally, the file format is also portable, open, familiar, and stable. In short, if you've got a document to print, there's a good chance it's a PDF.

You may have so many PDFs on hand that you need a bulk printing solution. Here's where the second ingredient in our recipe comes in: Print Conductor. Print Conductor is a smart utility that supports batch print jobs. In other words, it automates the process of printing large groups of documents. Rather than repeatedly opening and printing a set of documents, Print Conductor lets you arrange files in order and print them all at once. This means you can relax – and make yourself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

While enjoying your sandwich and watching the printer produce a pile of printouts, you may wonder if all that printing to paper was necessary. Of course, printing to paper is essential in many instances. You may need to sign a document or fill out an application. Or maybe you're taking your resume to a job interview.

If these situations do not apply to you, what you may be looking for is a way to perform batch PDF conversion. Add a virtual printer, such as Universal Document Converter, to the mix. The combination of Print Conductor plus Universal Document Converter makes batch file conversion seamless. For example, instead of just converting a single PDF to a TIFF file, you can turn a whole directory full of them to TIFFs with just a few mouse clicks. Maybe your future employer is looking for a solution like this. Being able to explain this automated document workflow in an interview is might impress potential employers.

Print Conductor is available for evaluation for free. However, at some point, hunger overpowers even the nerdiest developers' passion for coding, and they too must earn some money to make their own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. This means that – like Romeo and Juliet's romance – batch printing free of charge may be short-lived! Adobe Reader and Print Conductor will always belong together, but in time the combination may no longer be on the house. Don't wait to try this recipe for free PDF printing!