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Re: Assembling PDFs into a PDF document?
In article <j3vc2j$ek0$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net> wrote: > On 9/3/11 at 5:55 PM, siegman at stanford.edu (AES) wrote: > > >I guess I'm surprised at the answers I've gotten to this query -- > >thus far, anyway -- which basically say, "You gotta do this by > >hand". > > You have mis-interpreted the responses you have received. It > isn't "you gotta do this by hand". Instead, people are telling > you unless you are doing this often or have a very large number > of files, it is easier/more efficient to do this by hand. > > >All I want to do is, in essence, import a bunch of files; concatenate > >'em (without in any way opening, "reading" or in any way processing > >them); and re-export the concatenated file. > > There are a variety of third party apps available for the Mac > that will do just this. Many are free or minimal cost. All right -- I guess what's surprised me is that no one so far has come up with a few lines of simple and straightforward Mathematica coding that can do this job simply and quickly. After all, one is supposed to be able to carry out one's _entire_ work flow of analysis, calculation, _and publication_ (including the inclusion of externally generated or provided content), entirely in Mathematica -- is that not the mantra? I just want to make a Mathematica-generated publication, to be exported in PDF format, that will actually have almost no Mathematica generated content -- maybe a title page or ToC -- but include a lot of externally generated content, in the form of PDF files. As I eventually realized, Plain TeX can do this easily.