RE: PDF subset?

Subject: RE: PDF subset?
From: "Richard L Hamilton" <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
To: <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 17:51:15 -0700

If you are lucky enough to be using Linux and have
ghostscript on your machine, you can use the following
command line to pull out a range of pages from a PDF:

gs -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -q -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=$output \
-dFirstPage=$startno -dLastPage=$endno $inputfile

Where:
$output = name of the output file
$startno = number of the first page to be extracted
$endno = number of the last page to be extracted
$inputfile = the name of the input file

The \ indicates a continuation; the full command should
be on one line with no \.

You can probably do something similar on a Windows machine
that has ghostscript, but I'm afraid I don't know the exact
incantations for that situation.

Hope that helps.
Richard Hamilton

Managing Writers: A Real World Guide to Managing Technical Documentation
http://xmlpress.net/managingwriters.html

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> My friend is sending me a PDF of something. it was a 10-page
> story but I
> only wrote 2 of the pages. Can she send me a PDF of the whole
> thing and I
> could delete the other stuff out of the PDF later?
>
> If an editor is required, is there something free that works?
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