For other information, see the Ghostscript overview and, if necessary, how to install Ghostscript. This document describes how to use the command line Ghostscript client. Ghostscript is also used as a general engine inside other applications for viewing files for example. Please refer to the documentation for those applications for using Ghostscript in other contexts. The command line to invoke Ghostscript is essentially the same on all systems, although the name of the executable program itself may differ among systems.

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So recently, I came up to the problem of having to add a page at the end of multiple PDFs. Basically, I had to do this in order to add an informational terms of use page to all the PDFs I have before uploading it to a repository. I will preface this section with the fact that I am using a Windows command line, so these commands will need to be modified slightly for a Mac or Linux machine.

For those who are not familiar with. To run it, just stick it in the folder you want it to run in, and double-click to run just like opening a program. The code is a basic for loop going through every. Just check the documentation. This results in font substitution and other errors at times. For a proper explanation, check out this stackoverflow explanation on why GS does this.

The advantage if you ever need to do it is that GhostScript can manipulate stuff inside a PDF if you need to, such as deliberately substituting font. Basically using the same code except now using the pdftk function to merge PDFs, where the pdftk command is in this format:. Anyone will know that I tend to avoid it if I can, but this sort of thing save so much time with only minimal knowledge of how it works. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.

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Putting together PDF files

Ghostscript is a package that enables you to view or print PostScript and PDF files to other formats, or to convert those files to other formats. For example, you can compress the file, target it to an eBook reader, or encrypt it. See the Ghostscript documentation for more information. Using Ghostscript has its drawbacks, too. On top of that, some people may find typing long strings of options at the command line to be a bit of a chore.


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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It only takes a minute to sign up. Is there any solution to speedup this? I don't wan't to use any kind of compression, image manipulation and so one Just make single file from them..


Batch Appending a Single PDF to multiple PDFs

My favourite open source vector graphics program inkscape is not capable of producing multi-page PDF output. However, with open source dinosaur ghostscript , it is possible to merge multiple PDF files into a single PDF file with a single command. Then, the following command merges these in this very order into a single PDF file called fileAll. Please note that the order of the input files matters and determines the merging order in the final PDF. If you want to make sure that the quality of images is not degraded on merging, use the following additional options. Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.


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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. Stack Overflow for Teams is a private, secure spot for you and your coworkers to find and share information. Is there an option on Ghostscript to just copy the pages as they appear on merging without doing any compression? If not, is it possible that the Ghostscript compression is so good that it will result in absolutely no loss in quality? Here's some additional options that you can pass when using pdfwrite as your device.

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