Frequently Asked Questions

On this page you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions:

Print Conductor prints an empty page after each document. How to remove it?

It seems that Print separator page on your printer settings is ON. Click OFF to disable it.

How can I print 3 copies of each document in the Print Conductor list?

Run Print Conductor and press Ctrl+Alt+i. In INI-file editor change Copies variable to 3 and click OK.

I need to print files with extension *.java. They contain java code in the plain text format.

Run Print Conductor and press Ctrl+Alt+i. In INI-file editor go to [General] section and add string:

AddExt_1="java","txt"

Can I use a free version of Print Conductor for teaching students at the University?

Yes, you can use Print Conductor for free if your students pay nothing for the lessons.

Does Print Conductor have the command line interface?

No, but you can use the 2Printer tool. It is special software for printing documents in batch mode via the command line.

How can I print only part of pages of each document in the Print Conductor list?

Run Print Conductor and press Ctrl+Alt+i. In INI-file editor go to [General] section and add PagesRange variable with numbers of pages to print. For example: PagesRange="1-3" or PagesRange="1,4,7,12-999".

How to install Print Conductor in silent mode?

Please use /SILENT key in the command line. For free version:
c:\printconductor_setup.exe /SILENT

For commercial version:
C:\Distr\pc55-setup.exe /SILENT /SN=AAAAAA-BBBBBB-CCCCCC-DDDDDD

How to print Excel XLSM files?

Run Print Conductor and press Ctrl+Alt+i. In INI-file editor go to [General] section and add string:
AddExt_1="xlsm","xlsx"

Click OK and add your XLSM files to the Print Conductor list.

How can I increase the speed of PDF files printing?

By default, Print Conductor uses the internal PDF printing engine. In this case it partially rasterizes (converts to image files) each page of your PDF document before printing it.

This solution allows flawless printing of any PDF documents with custom fonts, layouts and illustrations, but it significantly increases the time spent on actual printing, especially if the documents are sent to the network printer.

PDF printing speed may be dramatically increased if apart from Print Conductor such programs as Adobe Acrobat Pro or Adobe Acrobat Standard are also installed on your computer. In this case Print Conductor will use Adobe Acrobat public API to print PDF files in vector mode, and the printing process will take much less time.

Unfortunately, free version of Adobe Reader doesn't have reliable API and cannot be used to automate printing.

You can try Print Conductor together with a 30 day trial version of Adobe Acrobat to evaluate its effectiveness. You can download it from: https://www.acrobat.com/en_us/free-trial-download.html

UPD Feb. 11, 2015: Yesterday I noticed, that Adobe Acrobat 11 may print some PDF files really slow, because of "flatting pdf" before printing it. I have no idea what "flatting" is, but Print Conductor prints the same PDF file even faster, then I can say "mama"!

To use Print Conductor PDF processing engine even on computer with installed Adobe Acrobat Pro or Standard, please:
1. Start Print Conductor application and click Ctrl+Alt+i
2. Add this line to the end of [General] section of the INI-file:
SetExt_1="pdf","int"
3. Click OK and try print again.