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I have a PDF with 20-30 pages. I want to print them but with different numbers of copies for each page. Right now I'm using Acrobat Reader. I know I can do this manually by selecting the page in the thumbnail list and chose number of copies.

But I want to do it automatically, something like this:

1*12, 2*7, 3*15

Maybe it's possible to script printing?

My first plan was to make 12 pages of page 1 and 7 pages of page 2 etc and then print all, but that didn't work well when printing since each page is heavy with vector graphics and it had to send each page to the printer = slooow.

Oh and I'm using Windows 7 when printing.

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Is it always the same number of the same page, or is that variable from printout to printout? –  Max Wyss Jul 21 '14 at 13:20
It varies from printout to printout. –  Oskar Karlin Jul 23 '14 at 7:49

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Try doing something like:

1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1, 2,2,2,2,2,2,2, 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3

if you want something like:

1*12, 2*7, 3*15

I think that's the best way without any software to do this.

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I will try this. I'm just worried that the software will send page one 12 times to the printer instead of telling the printer to print page one 12 times. –  Oskar Karlin Jan 22 '14 at 22:42
Let me know how it works out. I'm quite interested and I'm not sure how to check on that. –  Matthew Abrman Jan 23 '14 at 20:26
Nope, it didn't work. Acrobat was sending the page 1 over and over. I need to figure out something else. –  Oskar Karlin Apr 11 '14 at 16:08

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