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Topic: Re: Merging PDF Files using Adobe software
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57741
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:27 PM

At 11:42 AM -0400 8/3/00, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>Can it merge files programatically
Yes and no...

It CAN technically merge files programmatically using IAC
techniques (COM/ActiveX on Windows, Apple events on the Mac OS) -
HOWEVER you can NOT use Acrobat in an unattended/server operation!

For server-side tools, you need to look elsewhere for this
capability - and there are really two options, depending on how you
want to approach the problem.

Digital Applications () offers a command-line
application for Mac OS, Windows and Unix called AppendPDF that is
tailored to just append (or split) PDF documents. You pass it a
"parameter file" specifying what page ranges of what documents you
want in your new document, and it produces the result - no muss, no

ActivePDF () has a COM/ActiveX component
for Windows called PDFToolkit which is a complete PDF "toolkit", of
which one of the features is the ability to copy pages from one PDF
document to another. This is a nice solution if you are Windows
only, working from ASP or VB, and don't mind doing some programming
to get it do what you want since it doesn't come "prepackaged" to be
a "PDF merge tool".

Leonard Rosenthol
Sr. Software Engineer (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Digital Applications (215) 440-0504 (fax)

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