Print all open tabs with Acrobat DC

Dec 01, 2015 Dec 01, 2015

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Is there a way to print all open tabs within Acrobat DC, instead of clicking on each one individually?

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Dec 01, 2015 Dec 01, 2015
Hi d_e_c_c_a, I am sorry that won't be possible. You can try batch printing to print multiple documents, however printing all the files opened in the tab altogether won't be possible. Regards,Aadesh

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Dec 01, 2015 Dec 01, 2015

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Hi d_e_c_c_a,

I am sorry that won't be possible.

You can try batch printing to print multiple documents, however printing all the files opened in the tab altogether won't be possible.

Regards,
Aadesh

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 20, 2017 Feb 20, 2017

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sheesh, you'd think after all this time, all these years adobe would have included this LOGICAL EFFICIENT option by now -- you know like PREVIEW can do in OS X.

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Jun 22, 2018 Jun 22, 2018

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How is it impossible? A simple option in the print menu that prints all of the tabs with the same print options. MS Excell has this option, ans has had this option for a long time. I can select mutilpe PDF's in a file and print them all that way, but most of the time I am printing from a website. I could download all of the pdf's then print them, but how much of a pain is that? It is much easier to just print the idividually. For all of our modern technology, and we can't create a simple feature that would save a lot of people a lot of time?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 29, 2018 Jun 29, 2018

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The option in Excell is different. You have different sheets in one file and can print all of those. The Equivalent to this is having a binder and print the binder — which is possible.

Regards, Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2017

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You can open all PDFs you want to print. Then create a new PDF from multiple documents., Choose all open PDF's to be included then print the resulting PDF.

@ADOBE this shouldn't be neccesary

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Jan 21, 2020 Jan 21, 2020

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Wow!! Thank a lot, this solution has solved my problem big time!!

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Mar 04, 2020 Mar 04, 2020

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This is a huge timesaver! Thanks for the information.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Mar 04, 2020 Mar 04, 2020

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It can also be done using this (paid-for) tool I've created, without needing to combine all the files first: https://try67.blogspot.com/2013/03/acrobatreader-silently-print-all-open.html

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New Here ,
Nov 27, 2017 Nov 27, 2017

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Instead of opening the documents in the reader, highlight the PDFs by choosing them and right click and choose "Print". It will only print one copy but if that  is all you need, that will work.

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Dec 04, 2017 Dec 04, 2017

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The best I could come up with is Acrobat Actions:

There are two options: 1. Print Folder 2. Custom Print Action

1. Print folder is a default action I believe. You should be able to select an entire folder and print.

2. Custom Action. I created an action that will batch print and will give me the option to select the files I want to print either by file or folder. Ensure "Prompt User" is ticked off or it will bring up the print dialogue each time. Beware, however, it will print based on your current print dialogue settings.

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Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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This may be the 'correct answer' but it is an incredibly useless and unhelpful thing. The lack of this feature is just plain inexcusable.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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a corrrect answer does not need to be usefull, it needs to be correct. You are simply missing the picture. Create a book and you can print all.

Regards, Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer.

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New Here ,
Sep 18, 2019 Sep 18, 2019

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This is by no means SOLVED. A bandaid maybe. The Select all PDF's > right click> print option only works if the files you are trying to print are already on your computer. I have to print pdf files from the internet daily, from companies outside of my control, and often several times a day. I open all of the files I want to print, then have to print each one of them individually. Which is a total pain, and also very time consuming, especially since I will have to turn around and do the same thing for a different set of files a short while later. Yes, I understand that I can merge them all into a single pdf, and I understand that I can download them all into a single file and print them that way. But the app that I use (not by my choice) doesn't have a download option. So, when I click on each pdf it opens them in Reader. Then I have to click save as for every single one (which could be 20 or more files at a time), or open my downloads folder and search through hundreds of files to find the ones I just downloaded and print them that way. Which is all more time consuming that just printing every one of them individually. A simple Print All Tabs option would be a life saver, but I guess this is what we get for depending so heavily on a free program. No support team to make improvements.

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New Here ,
Jan 21, 2020 Jan 21, 2020

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Once you will open all files  ( in separate tabs)> go to combine and chose all open files. Now jus print the newly created file. This should remove the need to save files to your hard drive.

I hope this will help you.

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New Here ,
Apr 22, 2020 Apr 22, 2020

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Create a PDF Portfolio containing all of the PDFs you want to print.  Then select print -> all PDFs in portfolio.

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Nov 13, 2020 Nov 13, 2020

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3 years later .... still not possible.
Changed to Foxit reader. Sorry folks

 

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New Here ,
Nov 13, 2020 Nov 13, 2020

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You can combine all open tabs and then print... it takes few seconds.

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New Here ,
Nov 13, 2020 Nov 13, 2020

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I have to admit this is really a stupid issue. 

 

I opened six PDFs thinking I can select all to print and it required me to select each one individually.

 

After researching I found this thread started in Dec 2015. 

 

Five years later and many updates and technologies later....we still don't have a fix to this problem.

 

The only option all this time later still is the same...combine them all into one PDF, then print.

 

Guys, this is a stupid problem to have.

 

Let me explain why....the user's expectations are that we can open multiple PDFs and hit Print ALL.  It would never in my wildest dreams come to my mind that I couldn't do this in 2020.  So the frustration is that we have to add an extra stept combine first and then hit print.

 

It's just dumb.

 

 

 

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New Here ,
Jan 30, 2021 Jan 30, 2021

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I'd say this isn't "dumb", merely bad marketting.

The "correct" option is to combine the files, which you can do using the Adobe Tool "Combine Files", from the Tab "Tools"... If you add it, meaning that you have to pay a monthly or yearly fee for this.

Another way would be to "create PDF", using the free (yay!) Tool... which doesn't accept to take PDFs as an input, but XLS sheets, DOC, DOCX, TXT, etc... files. OK, let's say we'll convert a PDF into one of these, but of course you CAN do it IF you pay.

In a nutshell, a terrible Business Model imo...

 

My point was to try printing just one sheet for two 1-paged files, and now I'd have to print two. This isn't about making a great presentation, a beautiful file, or whatever, just to be ecological, which is the one aspect everyone is looking for nowadays.

Of course for one page you'll say "this is nothing", but empirically, how many of us billions humans may have that need every once in a while (or very often for some)? I'd say that's a small forest per year we'd have to waste here, right?

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New Here ,
Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2021

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What a joke, my previous company used Bluebeam instead of adobe, nice little feature in the print options to add any open files, and then you could rearrange and change a number of basic settings for each and then print them all...

 

I cannot belive adobe, the creators of pdf, are unable to do this...

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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This has nothing to do with who invented the PDF format, it's just a feature of the application itself.

 

And you can do it in Acrobat/Reader using this (paid-for) tool I've created:

https://www.try67.com/tool/silently-print-all-open-pdf-files

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New Here ,
Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

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Would this tool allow to print all open PDF files to PDF, so that we could save all open PDF's at the same time.  I have no need to actually print multiple PDF's, but I do have a need to save multiple open PDF's all at once.

 

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

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No, but you don't need to do that. There's a built-in option for it in Acrobat.

Go to File - Create - Combine files into a single PDF, and then click on Add Files and select "Add Open Files":

 

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This will allow you to combine all the currently open files directly.

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Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

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Thanks, but that option doesn't work well for me.  In my work, I frequently open multiple PDF's at once (typically 10-15 PSF's) and want to quickly save the files (as separate files) to a folder.  My entire company would benefit from this feature as it would save alot of time.  

 

The documents need to remain separate - not combined, and not as a portfolio.  

1) the files get too large and laggy, even if optimized, which is too long of a process anyway, and

2) once saved to the file and it comes time to open them back up, each individual file needs the ability to be opened as separate tabs in one window for ease of quickly identifying what tab you want to view and switching between the open tabs much more quickly.

I've tried both combined and portfolio, and even when using bookmarks in combined, or clicking on the separate portfolio documents, it is super laggy .  

 

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