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Any Way to Merge Pre-sepped PDFs?
« on: July 02, 2008, 07:29:59 PM »
I could have swore there was a way to do it in Acrobat, but I can't find anything.... help a brother out!
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Re: Any Way to Merge Pre-sepped PDFs?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008, 07:38:46 PM »
I need some SERVICE here! What, I have to wait more than 5 minutes?!? C'Mon peoples, ANSWER MY QUESTION!!!
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Re: Any Way to Merge Pre-sepped PDFs?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 07:39:14 PM »
Have you tried re-exporting as PS?
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Re: Any Way to Merge Pre-sepped PDFs?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 07:39:35 PM »
Yeah, I have. Any other bright ideas Guy?
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Re: Any Way to Merge Pre-sepped PDFs?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 07:58:31 PM »
what up DCS...

so you are taking 4 pdfs (cmyk, im assuming they are all k) and trying to merge back to composite?

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Re: Any Way to Merge Pre-sepped PDFs?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008, 07:58:37 PM »
You wanna recombine the seps like from a DCS? er DCS...

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Re: Any Way to Merge Pre-sepped PDFs?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2008, 08:04:07 PM »
Yeah, I got a 37 page pre-sepped PDF. Page 1-3 is Orange, black and red, page 4-6 same thing. Etc., etc., etc.

Page 1 says, page 1: Orange Seperation, Page 2 says, 1: Black Sep...

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Re: Any Way to Merge Pre-sepped PDFs?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2008, 08:21:37 PM »
Yeah I got it, sadly it seems that Acro don't. I can't see it anywhere, never had to do anything like that before.


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Re: Any Way to Merge Pre-sepped PDFs?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2008, 08:22:34 PM »
Damn, I had a feeling. I could swear I have done it before.
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Re: Any Way to Merge Pre-sepped PDFs?
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2008, 08:25:10 PM »
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Re: Any Way to Merge Pre-sepped PDFs?
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2008, 08:28:09 PM »
Captain, that is EXACTLY what I am talking about. Now, a free version would be nice... RIGHT NOW! I will have to merge these in Photoshop, (UGH!?!) or KIB it. (Kick It Back)

I might be able to get away with this in AI, but I just WANTED TO PUSH A BUTTON! Just once!!! :blowup:
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Re: Any Way to Merge Pre-sepped PDFs?
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2008, 08:30:32 PM »
I can't see how the seps will hold the colour info in Illy. Let us know
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Re: Any Way to Merge Pre-sepped PDFs?
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2008, 08:33:06 PM »
No raster elements to speak of. I don't believe any colors are touching either... I got lucky.

Interesting discussion however.
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Re: Any Way to Merge Pre-sepped PDFs?
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2008, 09:03:01 PM »


Amazing how many X2Y/$300 apps there are out there.  Maybe they all use the same base code.... :laugh:
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Re: Any Way to Merge Pre-sepped PDFs?
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2008, 09:53:03 PM »
i must say i was curious how this was going to pan out. spent the last hour or so coloring/merging seps in PS just for the challenge..  verdict: pain in the ass!
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