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Simple Way to Print Multiple PDFs?

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    In my office we use ".pln" files which are basically for our purposes electrical drawings. There is a program called Dodge View we use to open them. From there we generally want to PDF them all into a single file. At the moment, what were doing is setting the default printer to Adobe PDF, then doing print all.

    What this is doing is taking every .pln file and turning them into individual .pdfs, which wouldn't be so bad since it's easy to combine PDFs into 1 except each individual PDF created this way first requests a file name, then after it is created opens up. This can get pretty annoying and time consuming when you have 15+ drawings to convert from .pln to .pdf. Does anyone know of a way I can simplify this process?
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    Is there any way of setting it up where it save the PDFs and combine them automatically? Without prompting for a file name? Because at the moment what I do is I have to name them 1, 2, 3, 4, etc so I remember in what order to combine them in the PDF.
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    After some toying around with it, I got it to the point where it would just automatically save each PDF in a designated folder, using the date and time. I seem to be having a small problem with this though in that it does them not always in the correct order. It isn't a huge deal, I suppose I can go back and check the PDFs, but ideally what I wanted to be able to do is to have it use the source's file name as the PDF name, and I can't figure out how to do that.

    For example, one of the file's converted to PDF was "200800672692__10_E800" another "200800672692__10_E804" and so on. Is there a way where I can make the PDF take the file name of it's source? So instead of 200800672692__10_E804 turning into 20100922125736.pdf, it'll save as 200800672692__10_E804.pdf.
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    I'd have to play around myself, only use PDFCreator occasionally for things like this.
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    I use PDF SAM split and merge, i merge all the PDFs and then print the output

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