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Print Merge and PDF files

Post by snowshed » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:45 pm

I've created a form letter with database fields to generate letters to addresses in a database. The database is set with the document.

Is there a way to use Print Merge, or something else, with a PDF printer driver instead of a printer, and have multiple pdf files instead of physical prints?

That would give me a PDF file/letter that I can email instead of a physical letter to take to the post office.

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Re: Print Merge and PDF files

Post by sven-l » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:50 am

You can use a PDF printer instead of your physical printer in the print dialog.
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Re: Print Merge and PDF files

Post by snowshed » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:39 pm

sven-l wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:50 am
You can use a PDF printer instead of your physical printer in the print dialog.
Hi, Sven,

That is what I tried. That results in a single PDF file containing multiple letters. I would like multiple PDF files that are individual letters.

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Re: Print Merge and PDF files

Post by sven-l » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:57 pm

Use the print preview. Here you can preview every single letter (dataset) of your mail merge and print it or export it into a PDF file.
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Re: Print Merge and PDF files

Post by snowshed » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:06 pm

sven-l wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:57 pm
Use the print preview. Here you can preview every single letter (dataset) of your mail merge and print it or export it into a PDF file.
True. But... What if I'm a small business, and want to send out 250 files? There's not much time savings in having to create 250 individual files. :-)

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Re: Print Merge and PDF files

Post by martin-k » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:08 pm

I know it doesn't help you much at the moment, but the next version of FlexiPDF will let you split a large PDF file into batches of individual PDFs, such as every two or three pages.
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Re: Print Merge and PDF files

Post by snowshed » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:42 pm

martin-k wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:08 pm
I know it doesn't help you much at the moment, but the next version of FlexiPDF will let you split a large PDF file into batches of individual PDFs, such as every two or three pages.
Will it be possible to link FlexiPDF to TextMaker to automate splitting of the PDF into the individual documents?

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Re: Print Merge and PDF files

Post by martin-k » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:48 pm

This is currently not planned.
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Re: Print Merge and PDF files

Post by snowshed » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:16 pm

martin-k wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:48 pm
This is currently not planned.
Thanks, Sven.

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