Re: Assembling PDFs into a PDF document?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg121206] Re: Assembling PDFs into a PDF document?*From*: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>*Date*: Sun, 4 Sep 2011 04:13:09 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <j3u7q8$a7p$1@smc.vnet.net>

In article <j3u7q8$a7p$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at me.com> wrote: > Hi AES, > > This solution cheats because it uses latex to do the real job. However, it > does use mathematica to assemble the latex code. To use it: Thanks very much -- but here's an even simpler way, using just Plain TeX and TeXShop, without needing to bring Mathematica into the picture at all. % To insert a centered PDF image in TeXShop \pageinsert \null \vfill \centerline{ \pdfximage width xx in {my_pdf_file_name.pdf} \pdfrefximage \pdflastximage } \vfill \endinsert where xx is the width in inches you want the PDF image to occupy on the page. Just write a TeX preamble that sets the various pdf page size,shape and margin parameters, then insert a bunch of these \pageinserts, one per file. Better yet, macro-ize the above coding, then call the macro repeatedly on the list of file names. I've just checked this on a simple three-PDF example. Each PDF file in the three-page output document seems to have been captured with full vector coding of the image preserved; each page can be individually opened and edited in Illustrator if one wants to. TeXShop and complete installation of TeX Live of course available as MacTeX from TUG; be sure to join TUG to support this.