How to print to PDF from a windows command line?

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Problem :

I have a gazillion editable PDF files. I would like to make them non editable by printing to PDF.
How can I do it on the windows command line?

My ultimate goal is to make PDF non editable and do this en masse. I found out that printing to PDF does make it non editable, but I am open to other options.

Solution :

You can use Adobe Acrobat Pro to print to PDF. Adobe Acrobat Pro also allows you to perform batch processing, so you can batch print to PDF.

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Disclaimer: at the time I write this post (2019-06-01), I work for Adobe.

There is multible tools that can print to pdf. Check out PDFCreator. If you specifically need a command line option, then pdftk is a good choice.

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