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Re: Assembling PDFs into a PDF document?
> 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? No mantras here, my friend. None. Bobby On Sun, 04 Sep 2011 17:05:48 -0500, AES <siegman at stanford.edu> wrote: > 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. > -- DrMajorBob at yahoo.com