Tagged: PDF

Joining PDF files into one

PDF Toolkit pdftk allows joining PDFs simply. let’s say you have three PDF files named one.pdf two.pdf three.pdf. Then type in Terminal: pdftk one.pdf two.pdf three.pdf cat output joined.pdf which will join them into the file joined.pdf. pdftk –help will show you the many other things you can do with pdftk.

Convert series of images to PDF

say I have a bunch of sequentially numbered PNG files (say from a scanner) and I want to make a PDF. Let’s say they’re named: page01.png page02.png page03.png … In Terminal, type: convert -page letter -adjoin page*.png out.pdf and in a few seconds a PDF out.pdf will be created. This uses ImageMagick.

Extracting a page from PDF

If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat (the paid software) and you need to extract a page(s) from a PDF file, one easy way to do so is with the free software GhostScript. If you’re on Linux, you probably have GhostScript already. If you’re on Windows, try downloading GhostScript from: http://www.ghostscript.com/download/gsdnld.html Here is the command to […]