This is a discussion on Re: handling pdfs? - FreeBSD ; Chuck Robey wrote: > Julian H. Stacey wrote: > > Giorgos Keramidas wrote: > >> On 2007-11-27 21:27, Chuck Robey wrote: > >>> I need to read about 4 tons of some really sparse pdf specs. I also > >>> ...
Chuck Robey wrote:
> Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> > Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> >> On 2007-11-27 21:27, Chuck Robey
> >>> I need to read about 4 tons of some really sparse pdf specs. I also
> >>> have a rather inconvenient throwback: I feel hugely more at
> >>> home-reading documents in paper. What I'd kind of like to do would
> >>> be able to perform cut'n'paste among different pdfs, 5 pages here, 10
> >>> pages there, until I put together maybe 100-200 pages, and sit back
> >>> and read it. What I can't do is print just a few pages out of several
> >>> 800-plus page specs, and perform paper cut'n'pasting.
> >> If you find a way to 'save' only parts of a PDF document, i.e. pages
> >> 5-10, 17 and 25 in a separate file, then the ``pdfjam'' port includes
> >> a utility called ``pdfjoin''
> > /usr/local/bin/pdf2ps # ghostscript-gnu-7.07_15/+CONTENTS:bin/pdf2ps
> > then gs allows printing of page numbers
> > then print PS or
> > /usr/local/bin/ps2pdf # /usr/ports/print/ghostscript-gnu
> Seeing as I start out with pdfs here, yo probably meant pdf2ps, not
> ps2pdf, right? I will take another look at this, but in the past, when
> I have tried to use pdf2ps, it often would yield me pstscripts that
> couldn't be pages, for some reason. Maybe that's an old, fixed bug?
I mean use both !
As I only know how to split pages using gs, I would convert .pdf to .ps
with pdf2ps then optionally take it back via pdf2ps.
BTW I also see -help | grep pdf
I too have on occasion seen PDF version problems.
If some .pdf gives you problems, try sending me a copy
I have here all of 4.11, 6.2 & 7.0BETA2 to try with (albeit not many
7.09BETA3/ cirrent ports biuilt yet).
Julian Stacey. Munich Computer Consultant, BSD Unix C Linux. http://berklix.com
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