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print multiple word docs at once ?

By nhornick ·
Trying to send 100 or so word docs at a
time of varying sizes to a local printer and
can't do it. I've upgraded the hp8000
memory to 64 meg and the docs all range
in size from 10k to 100k. I've increased
buffer in printer to max and am using
economode resolution. The pc is running
2000 prof with pentium III 800, 256 meg
ram.
Word opens multiple times till it locks
machine. Ive tried all
different spooling ,collating and priority
options. Even worse when same PC had
98se.
How can I tell word to stay open and just
open and close each doc to print
in order - Do I have to write VB code ?
Can anybody help ? Right now I have to
print one at a time and click OK each time
Also, if I send only 10 docs or so now
its ok cause I have enough resources
for the 10 or so docs BUT they don't print
in order - they seem to print in random
order. Ist attempt maybe doc 1, then doc5
then doc 8, etc, next time doc 2, then doc
5 etc. Need them to print in the
highlighted order that I send them to the
spooler.

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by mmdkj.family In reply to print multiple word docs ...

Use Word's Outline View that allows you to place in one document other documents by inserting subdocuments. In this way all of your documents can be treated as if they are one document even for printing purposes, ie the correct order.

If Outlining your documents does not do what you want use Word's Macros. Record a macro that does what you want. Since your resources are limited the macro will allow groups of documents to be printed then the second group of documents, etc.

You may want to create a BAT file that opens all documents at one time and then automatically calls the macro that prints them in groups by using the /mmacroname switch in the BAT file.

I would recommend the Outline feature and inserting subdocuments first. As subdocuments with in one outlined document they may print all at once for you also.

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by DKlippert In reply to print multiple word docs ...

The KB article that may be appropriate is Q155518.
The article states "Word should be open and running prior to using this method to print the documents. If Word is not open, a separate instance of Word will be opened and then closed for each document that is printed. This will cause a considerable amount of wasted time with large numbers of documents. However if Word is open at the time this process is started, then all of the documents will use the open instance of Word."

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