Re: concatenating PostScript files

Subject: Re: concatenating PostScript files
From: Frank Stearns <franks -at- FSATOOLS -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 22 May 1995 15:47:26 -0700


> I produce change pages for our newest documentation set. I end up with lots
of
> separate PostScript files. I now need to combine these files to avoid a
> per-file setup charge from my print vendor. Anyone have any suggestions for
> combining PS files? A PostScript editor perhaps?

At one time I was told this couldn't be done, then my print shop said no
problem, they cat'd files together all the time. I later did this to get
around the very problem you describe. If you think about it, this makes
sense, as the imaging box is simply receiving a stream of jobs. It shouldn't
care if those jobs are in one file or many. So, using a script or simple
text editor or the redirected output of the "cat" command in UNIX, dump
your single files into one file.

Beware - this works in UNIX but I have *not* tried it in DOS. There could
be some header issues with DOS that do not exist in UNIX.

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