I have a user that has to print out about 220 documents averaging 2-3 pages each. When printed using the standard Windows method of Select All - Right-click - Print it overwhelms either the print server or the printer itself. I am looking for a utility that will allow me to process say 5 documents at a time that will do all of the documents in a given directory. I am hoping this will alleviate strain on the print server and will also allow the user to not have to babysit his print jobs. I found one that lets you schedule a print job for a certain time, but (and maybe this isn't a deal breaker) the spelling in the program is atrocious.
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This VBS opens and prints a word doc:
This VBS loops through files in a folder:
This VBS causes the PC to wait 60 seconds, so as not to overwhelm the print server:
Change your "objStartFolder" to the folder where the word docs are located, and make sure there are only word docs in that folder. Save that code to a text file and change the extension to "vbs". It can be launched via double-click or by windows scheduler, so you can launch it in the middle of the night or wotnot.
(Assuming you're talking about MS Word) I'm not a Word expert by any stretch, but you could use a bit of VBA to do the trick, launching winword.exe from a script. I've seen it done, but never got sufficiently involved to provide any more info.