Auto append pages to the same file without interaction

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impronta
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Auto append pages to the same file without interaction

Post by impronta » Thu May 21, 2020 12:48 pm

Hello
I know that PDF -XChange Printer (Lite or Standard) has the append option, but I really can't get exactly how it works.
When you print multiple pages/docs you can select the same filename and check the append checkbox. Every single time you want to add a print.
Or, AFAIK, you can specify a fixed path and filename in printer preferences.

Unless I forgot something or I didn't get how it works exactly both of these ways are very uncomfortable: the 1st requires that you manually choose / click the same file for all the prints, the 2nd forces you to use a fixed path and filename that finally you have to rename and move.

Is there a way to select a desired path and filename at first print and then print and append every further page/doc to that file without having to click/select it every single time?

Other PDF print drivers like PDF Creator do exactly this: you start printing to an append queue choosing this option once, then print all the following pages/docs withouth any further interaction and when you decide you open the queue and merge all the files in a single one (eventually you can change the order). You choose the paht and filename once (at the end in this case).

I can't understand if I can do this (or similar) with the free PDF-XChange Lite Printer or with the paid / standard Printer. Or with the Tools, as well.

Could someone tell me something about it?

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Re: Auto append pages to the same file without interaction

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Thu May 21, 2020 6:24 pm

Hi, impronta

You are correct that the current handling is a bit cumbersome compared to a print manager. To be entirely honest this is something we have offered in the past which was removed at some point during version 4 or 5. If I recall, this was due to some difficulties introduced by the operating system which could not be worked around at the time. As such we have created a ticket to bring these functions back into the software.

#4145: Feature Request :: Bring back PDFSaver in the driver options

While you cannot look this up directly yourself, you can certainly ask any member of our support team for an update on the progress of the ticket here.

Kind regards,
Daniel McIntyre
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Re: Auto append pages to the same file without interaction

Post by impronta » Fri May 22, 2020 7:23 am

Hello Daniel
Thanks for the (quick) reply
PDF-XChange has an excellent set of products with plenty of features. Too bad for this lack, really hope that something better will come in future.

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Auto append pages to the same file without interaction

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Fri May 22, 2020 4:02 pm

:)
Daniel McIntyre
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Support: <Support@tracker-software.com>
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