Re: creating a pdf
From: John Thompson (john_at_starfleet.os2.dhs.org)
Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 14:07:43 GMT
On 2004-05-21, Luke Albers <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am working on scanning the calculus book so that I can have it on my
> laptop rather than carrying the big ass book around everywhere. right
> now I have a whole bunch of PNGs, separates into a directory for each
> chapter. I would like to make these into a pdf if possible, or at least
> combine all the pages from each chapter into one postscript file per
> chapter. I would really like to be able to make them into a PDF so that
> I can have the bookmark things for each section, and maybe for the
> homework problems so that I can switch to the right page easily. If
> anyone knows how I can do this in linux, let me know ASAP. Or, if
> someone has acrobat for windows and wants to be real helpful and do this
> for me, please reply.
I've done something like this using xsane to scan directly to postscript
and then using ps2pdf to convert the postscript to pdf.
> assuming I cant find a way to make it the way I would like with all the
> nice stuff you can do with acrobat, how do I go about takng a directory
> of consecutively-numbered images and append them (in order) to a single
> postscript file?
xsane can make consecutively numbered scans; eg chapter1-0001.ps
chapter1-0002.ps, etc. After you've scanned in all the pages, just do a
"cat chapter1-*.ps>>chapter1.ps" to concatenate the pages into one
postscript file. Then run "ps2pdf chapter1.ps" to convert it to pdf.
-- -John (firstname.lastname@example.org)