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Offline Laurens

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Combine or split files
« on: July 20, 2009, 04:05:56 AM »
I was updating my page on merging and splitting PDF files and wonder what everyone else uses.
I use Acrobat to merge files or do it using the Apogee Prepress workflow. A nice way of splitting files with full control over naming conventions would be nice though. When splitting files I'd like control over the name of the new file and the file name should includes the folio with a fixed number of digits (e.g. myfile_001.pdf instead of just myfile_1.pdf). Acrobat doesn't offer this in the Split files option.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2009, 06:43:55 AM by Laurens »
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Re: Combine or split files
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 07:26:32 AM »
Acrobat for merging but I rarely split them so the naming hasn't been an issue. Have you looked at the Acrobat batch function and see if there are any naming options in there if you use it?
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Re: Combine or split files
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 12:17:25 PM »
I also merge files using Acrobat...a tip which I learned right here on B4print!
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Re: Combine or split files
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 01:36:58 PM »
Apago PDF Enhancer can split and merge. A new version, 3.5, is coming out soon. A big release with some really nice features.

Callas pdfToolbox Server can split pages in a PDF.
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Re: Combine or split files
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 02:46:46 PM »
A cheap way, place PDF(s) in Indesign, and re export what U need to back to PDF.
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Re: Combine or split files
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009, 03:29:25 AM »
I prefer to this PDF Merge and Split as it is easy-to-use and with powerful features. I recommended it to my friends they are all like it.You can have a free trial and hope you like it.

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Re: Combine or split files
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2009, 09:25:40 PM »
Are there any free ways?

I had found a free tool that can merge and split PDFfiles, and it can do some simple text edit, but have forgot the software name.

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Re: Combine or split files
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2009, 02:57:02 AM »

Are there any free ways?

I had found a free tool that can merge and split PDFfiles, and it can do some simple text edit, but have forgot the software name.


I know the free nice tool you mentioned. It is PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER,right? It can merge and split files and do some simple edit just like add notes.
download site: http://www.docu-track.com/home/prod_user/PDF-XChange_Tools/pdfx_viewer

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Re: Combine or split files
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2009, 04:13:35 AM »


Are there any free ways?

I had found a free tool that can merge and split PDFfiles, and it can do some simple text edit, but have forgot the software name.


I know the free nice tool you mentioned. It is PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER,right? It can merge and split files and do some simple edit just like add notes.
download site: http://www.docu-track.com/home/prod_user/PDF-XChange_Tools/pdfx_viewer


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Re: Combine or split files
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2009, 01:01:42 PM »
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Re: Combine or split files
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2009, 03:06:07 PM »
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Re: Combine or split files
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2009, 03:52:33 PM »
Hicks • Cross • Carlin • Kinison • Parker • Stone •  Colbert • Hedberg • Stanhope • Burr

"As much as I'd like your guns I prefer your buns." - The G

So,  :drunk3: i send the job to the rip with live transparecy (v 1.7 or whatever) and it craps out with a memory error.

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