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Old 12-22-2007, 03:30 AM   #1
krishnamahesh
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Question How to combine multiple print jobs into 1 file


I'm a recovering Windows user and I used a program called FinePrint. It acted as a virtual printer driver and allowed me to combine jobs into a PDF file.
That allowed me to combine (say) an excel print-out with a Word printout or multiple single prints(of various kinds)into 1 PDF file.

Ideally it seems to be something like a printer-spool emptying all its jobs into one output file. Is there any program (commercial or free)for Linux that would allow me to do this?
Thanks,
Krishna
 
Old 12-22-2007, 10:19 AM   #2
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If you print all the files to .pdf first, you should be able to concatenate them into a single PDF afterwards. There's an article on pdftk here: http://www.linux.com/articles/53701

I don't know if this is really what you're looking for...?
 
Old 12-23-2007, 12:53 AM   #3
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Want to do it in 1step

matthewg42 Thanks for the reply.
I wanted to avoid the first step of printing out the files if possible.

I have a macro in OpenOffice that prints the same page over 500 times (with the information changes each time). If I do it the 2 step way, I'd have to concat 500 files. With the spool, it's just one print

Thanks.
 
Old 05-02-2009, 08:25 AM   #4
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SOLVED! Try PrintRuler

It's an amazing opensource, free alternative that does nearly everything I wanted from fineprint
http://code.google.com/p/printruler/

Thank you to all of those who helped me find it and an especially big THANK YOU to the coders who wrote it. You guys ROCK!
 
  


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