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Re: Assembling PDFs into a PDF document?

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  • Subject: [mg121227] Re: Assembling PDFs into a PDF document?
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 07:06:09 -0400 (EDT)
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  • Reply-to: drmajorbob at yahoo.com

> 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.
>


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