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How To Create a N-in-1 Printing Option Into Save As PDF?

I have been trying to find a way to create a shortcut to print multiple (4, 9 or 16) pages into 1 page of pdf?
By changing the printing option each time takes a long time if I have hundreds of pdf to convert individually.
Any suggestion is appreciated. Thank you.
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Thomas

Comments: 5 Responses to “How To Create a N-in-1 Printing Option Into Save As PDF?”

    3 months ago

    How about saving it as a preset?

    Go to “print” the first one. After you change the Layout to, say, 4 Pages Per Sheet and have everything else the way you like, then go up to Presets and choose Save Current Settings as Preset. Then use that preset the next time.

    In fact, it should remember the preset setting, so it will automatically use those settings the next time.

    Thomas
    3 months ago

    Thank you very much. for your response.
    I am wondering if I can even make it quicker by not selecting the preset many times for tons of slides from my med school. The problem is that one disease is explained in 3 pages and then followed by another disease in 15 pages and so on. I should spoke to them but they aren’t smart enough in IT
    I can somehow chop the original pdf into many sections (i.e. many pdfs). And I would like to print them into N-in-1 form quickly by Automator or script. Thx u

    3 months ago

    Thomas: Just set it to “print selected” as the default too. Then select the pages (3 or 15 or whatever), print, Save as PDF. You aren’t going to get it any faster with Automator as it can’t know which pages to print.

    Thomas
    3 months ago

    Thank you.
    I set a certain key combination to “Save as PDF”. Similarly, I would like to set, let’s say Alt+l to print 4-in-1 and Alt+k to 9-in-1, If possible. That way, it can save lots of time because mouse actions take much longer if I need to process 100s of pdfs. But it seems no one can do that…..

    3 months ago

    Thomas: No, there’s no way to do that. Maybe set it to 4-1, and then print all the 4-page documents. Then 9-1 and print all the 9-page documents.

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