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We are currently sending out letters that print:

  1. Letter on letter-head (customized for recipient)
  2. Instructions on regular paper (customized for recipient)

These letters are all sent automatically in a PDF, so the PDF pages look something like:

  1. Receipt 1's Letter
  2. Receipt 1's Instructions
  3. Receipt 2's Letter
  4. Receipt 2's Instructions
  5. etc...

We are sending these out daily (and will usually send to roughly 20+ recipients) and I would like to know if there is a way to print the Letters and the Instructions to separate feeds on a printer. It might be okay in the long run to continue printing 'odd/even' pages to separate feeds, but it's possible that more pages will be added, killing the odd/even method. That and I want to make this as simple and fast as possible for those will be doing the actual printing.


Potential Solution:

I found this post: Printing: Different pages from different feeds (pdf). This is similar to the solution I need, but uses shell scripts. I am going to attempt to see if I can learn batch files and get them to do something to the shell script. But this needs to be something a person with enough-to-get-by computer-knowledge could use (maybe there is a program that does something similar?).

If anyone has

  • a better solution (some known software perhaps)
  • a batch file one is willing to share
  • some info on printing from different feeds using batch files
  • other useful information

it would be appreciated to have/hear.

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FYI, I don't think you'll be able to port the linux solution to Windows, as I don't know of any way to print from the command line and specify a feed/tray. I researched this a bit, but neither the native print.exe, nor any of the PDF utilities I looked at support a tray option from the command line. –  ernie Mar 1 '13 at 17:50
    
Hm, I'll have to look into it more then. Thanks for the info! –  Phillip Mar 5 '13 at 14:51

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