[OT] two really neat pdf tools

Peter Alcibiades palcibiades-first at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Aug 14 14:10:27 EDT 2011

Don't know if anyone needs these things, but if you do, they are really 
neat.  One is unoconv.  That will take all the .doc files in a directory 
and with the aid of open office or libreoffice will turn them into 
perfectly decent pdfs.  As in:-

unconv -f pdf *.doc

Then the other really neat one is pdfshuffler.  This is a gnome gui 
package, and what you do is import the pdfs into it and then export them 
again, and you have combined all your pdfs into one file.  You can do other 
stuff with this, but I didn't bother to figure out the rest only needing to 
combine them.

So basically, you start out with 50 .doc files and you zip them up into one 
pdf in about 30 seconds.  Wonderful!


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