RE: Combining PDFs different page formats?

Subject: RE: Combining PDFs different page formats?
From: KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 13:08:26 -0400

Ok, thanks.

What I have been doing is that clunky procedure in
the Acrobat\Distiller\Xtras\ file.

Since I have to hand this particular doc off to
inexperienced persons for frequent updating, I
was hoping for something a little less obscure...
dare I say it? a little more, um, intuitive.

I know they tend to leave outdated things lying
around, and thought perhaps there was something
newer and more straightforward that could be
done in FM and/or Acrobrat.


PS: Acrobat "help" doesn't appear to say anything
about combining PDFs.
If I believe the "help", I can insert PDFs into
my FM docs and then PDF the FM doc, or I can
combine PS files first and then distill. But,
keywords like "combine", "join", "concatenate"
"insert", etc. yielded nothing in the "help"
index. Prolly I'll find out all I need to know
at Shlomo's workshop at the FrameUsers conference. :-)

> -----Original Message-----

> From: Hart, Geoff [mailto:Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 12:02 PM
> To: Techwr-L (E-mail); 'KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com'
> Subject: Combining PDFs different page formats?
> Kevin McLauchlan has <<...a doc in FrameMaker 6. The format
> of all chapters
> is 8.5 x 11 inches. One Appendix contains 15 schematic
> sheets, all on 11 x
> 17 (and rotated 90 degrees...). What's the best way to get
> this into ONE
> PDF? Just printing and distilling the whole book from
> FrameMaker results in
> the 8.5 x 11 format prevailing over the single 11 x 17 chapter, and
> truncating all the schematics in the resulting PDF.>>
> I've seen similar documents, so I know they can be created.
> Best bet might
> be a very simple kludge: distill all the 8.5x11 pages first,
> then distill
> the 11x17 pages in a second pass. Then use Acrobat (or
> Exchange, if you've
> got an earlier version) to insert the larger pages at the appropriate
> positions. Voila!
> --Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec

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