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[SOLVED] Looking for an easy way to combine PDF Files

Postby dcihon on Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:48 pm

Looking to use a GUI Package to combine PDF files together into one PDF file.
PDF Shuffler looks good but it is not in the repositories.
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import romeo backport
deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import romeo backport #Added by software-properties
deb http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-debian/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-d ... t/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-d ... multimedia testing main non-free
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Re: Looking for an easy way to combine PDF Files

Postby xenopeek on Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:37 pm

If it is just for combining whole files, I'd just use pdftk? Yes, it is a command line tool but it couldn't be much easier to use. See some examples here: http://www.linuxscrew.com/2010/06/18/th ... in-ubuntu/
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Re: Looking for an easy way to combine PDF Files

Postby dcihon on Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:00 pm

danc@danc-e535:~/Documents$ sudo aptitude install pdftk
[sudo] password for danc:
Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "pdftk"
Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "pdftk"
No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
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Re: Looking for an easy way to combine PDF Files

Postby xenopeek on Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:09 pm

Ah, sorry... You are on LMDE, so it might not be available there depending whether it was in the Debian testing repository when the Update Pack you are on was snapshotted. You could download the package from Debian and install it from there: http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/pdftk. But perhaps there is a better alternative :wink:
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Re: Looking for an easy way to combine PDF Files

Postby dcihon on Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:13 pm

When I try to install that I get a dependency error:
libc6 (>=2.14)
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Re: Looking for an easy way to combine PDF Files

Postby c_cinq on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:42 pm

pdfedit, pdfmod can do the job.
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Re: Looking for an easy way to combine PDF Files

Postby dcihon on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:59 pm

Looks like I have to satisfy a lot of dependency issues with install PDFEdit.
Any easy way to do this?
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Re: Looking for an easy way to combine PDF Files

Postby Dyfi on Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:29 am

I am using pdfchain from the repos in mint 13 - by trial and error found this was the best for me.
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Re: Looking for an easy way to combine PDF Files

Postby dcihon on Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:39 am

That is what I was looking for. Thanks

Also I had a mirror problem that was preventing me from getting some of the files.
That is now fixed.
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Re: [SOLVED] Looking for an easy way to combine PDF Files

Postby RayRayP on Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:40 am

you guys seem to overcomplicate it a little bit^^ you could just use a site like http://combinepdf.cc/
hope this helps :)
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Re: [SOLVED] Looking for an easy way to combine PDF Files

Postby cripes on Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:30 am

# combining multiple pdf files (using ghostscript, pdftk, or IM convert)

# gs -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOUTPUTFILE=combinedpdf.pdf -dBATCH 1.pdf 2.pdf 3.pdf
# or
# gs -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOUTPUTFILE=all-in-one.pdf -dBATCH *.pdf
# or
# use pdftk (pdf toolkit)
# pdftk file1.pdf file2.pdf file3.pdf cat output out.pdf
# or
# using the convert function from ImageMagick:
# convert file1.pdf file2.pdf file3.pdf out.pdf
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