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NewsForge: Putting Together PDF Files

Jun 18, 2004, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Nesbitt)

"There are times when you need to combine multiple files from diverse sources into a single PDF file. In Windows or the MacOS it's easy--use Adobe Acrobat. Sadly, Adobe hasn't deigned to put out a version of Acrobat for Linux, but there are a number of Linux utilities available that enable you to quickly and efficiently combine PDF files. This article looks at three command line utilities: Ghostscript, joinPDF, and pdfmeld. Each does a good job of combining PDF files, and they all pack some interesting features.

"Ghostscript is a package that enables you to view or print PostScript and PDF files to other formats, or to convert those files to other formats. It's a popular tool among Linux users, but what many people don't know is that Ghostscript is also a powerful tool for combining PDF files..."

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