Command line printing for Acrobat Reader

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The command line options for Adobe Acrobat (Reader, Standard and Professional) are unsupported and undocumented features.
They’re never mentioned anywhere in the documentation provided by Adobe except for the Acrobat Developer FAQ.
Here is the link to the Acrobat Developer FAQ (pdf file) that contains some documentation for using command line options; the relevant information can be found at the end of the document in page 27.
There’s a warning though (and it’s from Adobe) :

“These are unsupported command lines, but have worked for some developers. There is no documentation for these commands other than what is listed.”

God speed with your quest.

PS: Please do comment below whether the articles have helped you or not. I usually get the feeling that my articles dont help people.



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6 responses to “Command line printing for Acrobat Reader

  1. Alessio Medici

    Thank you very much for the link to the FAQs.

  2. Rick Godfrey

    Thanks, it was just what i needed.

  3. sn

    the FAQ doesn’t address command line printing on Linux/X windows.

  4. Eliezer P

    Thanks for the post, exactly what I was looking for.

  5. Adobe reeader not designed for automated printing and has no extra features such as setting up a printer propertys, scalling page, page count, and other print options which I need.. I would recommend command line tool CLPRINT who has a lot of options for PDF printing. take a look at

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