RE: merging pdf's

Subject: RE: merging pdf's
From: Darren Barefoot <Darren -dot- Barefoot -at- capeclear -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 09:38:13 -0000

After skimming the other answers, I don't think this has been covered. In
your installation directory of Acrobat (in my case, Acrobat 5.0), navigate
to the following folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\Xtras.
In that directory, there's a PS file called RUNFILEX.PS. This actually
combines PostScript files, not exactly what you wanted, but this might be a
sound alternative. I've included the contents of this file below. Hope that
helps. Thanks. DB.

% PostScript program for distilling and combining multiple PostScript files.
% When embedding font subsets, it is highly recommended you use this
% to distill multiple PS files so only one font subset is used for each

/prun { /mysave save def % Performs a save before running the PS file
dup = flush % Shows name of PS file being run
RunFile % Calls built in Distiller procedure
clear cleardictstack % Cleans up after PS file
mysave restore % Restores save level
} def

(Macintosh prun
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% 1. Locate all PostScript files to be distilled.
% 2. Make a copy of this file and give it the name you want to have as the
% for the resulting file. For example, you could name this file
% 3. Include a line for each PostScript file to be run using the pathname
% appropriate for the platform running Acrobat Distiller.
% Macintosh pathname syntax: (Macintosh prun
% Windows pathname syntax: (c:/mydir/ prun
% UNIX pathname syntax: (./mydir/ prun
% Note: The syntax for Windows may look strange, but double escaping
% backslash character is required when using filenameforall.
% 4. Distill the file on the machine running Acrobat Distiller.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremiah Gardner [mailto:Jeremiah -dot- Gardner -at- schwans -dot- com]
> Sent: 26 November 2001 22:28
> Subject: merging pdf's
> Hi all.
> I have six Word documents that I would like to convert to
> .pdf. Easy enough. But I would like to then combine those six
> .pdf's into one .pdf. Is that possible? If so, please do
> tell. If not, I'd love to hear other alternatives. I checked
> the archives and came up empty.
> I'd appreciate direct responses because I'm on a tight
> deadline and on digest.
> Thanks very much!
> Jeremiah Gardner


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