Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 20:14:09 -0700
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: how to concatenate hundreds .pdf file into one .pdf file?
In-Reply-To: <no.id>; from mxu@AMGEN.COM on Thu, Sep 28,
2000 at 04:42:01PM -0700
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On Thu, Sep 28, 2000 at 04:42:01PM -0700, Xu, Meifen (mxu@AMGEN.COM) wrote:
> I have produced several hundreds patient profiles which have been piped to a
> certain direction. It is very easy to do one click link to each patient. But
> there are too many files which will be very difficult to move them to html
> site. Some one must be able to tell me how I can combine these single files
> in one file and thus one click will show me all book marks which will
> connect each single profile.
It sounds to me that your problem isn't one of combining PDF files, but of searching
through a large number of them.
I'd suggest two approaches:
- Find an indexing tool which will manage PDF files. I believe several Linux tools
exist for this purpose, would suggest a web search (Google.com is a good site) or try
digging around at the Freshmeat.net software index site.
- Find a more suitable format than PDF for your query and/or storage format. You might
either modify your tools to create files in some format other than PDF or to create
non-PDF formats from PDF files. Again, Linux utilities exist which will do this. For
standard PDF files, there is a pdf2txt utility, for "encrypted" or "locked" PDF files,
you may have to go through an intermediate PS (postscript) file format. For scanned
images (eg: graphical files), you're SOL, as the old saying goes. It seems that what
you really want is a database, not a stack of PDF files, with the data you're
Incidentally, it should be possible to use a combination of the tools listed in the second
portion of my response to address the problem of combining multiple PDF files, but I don't
believe this really addresses your root need.
Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://www.netcom.com/~kmself
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