Isaac Bennetch on 25 Oct 2011 09:09:01 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] file container format

On 10/25/2011 11:51 AM, Conor Schaefer wrote:


How about converting all documents to PDF and concatenating them? Then
you can add your own bookmarks as you see fit, whether by week, or
month, or what have you.

Seems pretty trivial to take this to the next step. A shell script that takes a list of files as arguments and then:

* Assembles a TOC based on the argument list (or date, or whatever)
* Converts the files to PDF as needed
* Concatenates the TOC and files in order to one master PDF

Seems rather simple to put together to me. Although perhaps a machine-generated table of contents isn't enough information, and I can't recall offhand whether pdftk's "cat" will maintain the ability to search text within PDFs (but I suspect it would).

Good luck regardless.

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