Merging PDF pages
paul at researchware.com
Fri Aug 25 10:22:07 EDT 2023
The short answer is NO. There is nothing built into Livecode to take a
set fo existing PDF files and append them to create a readable PDF that
is them all stitched together. Neither the XPDF external nor the PDF
widget will do this.
You best option is to use some 3rd party command line utility that will
merge PDF files that works on the platform or platforms your want to do
this on and use the Livecode shell() function to call that command line
If this is going to be a distributed standalone, you can actually read
the utility as a binary file and compress it as a staved property in
your application, that can uncompress and install it on any target computer.
We do this with the popular free open-source video tool ffmpeg for macOS
and WIndows. Our app install it if needed on the target computer from a
compressed copy bundled into our app and we use SHELL() to call it to do
several video operations that can't be done in Livecode.
On 8/25/2023 9:10 AM, Eller, Roger via use-livecode wrote:
> It's been a while since I've posted a question here. Is it possible to use livecode script to merge multiple 1-page PDFs into a multipage PDF without using Acrobat or other 3rd party software?
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