[NTG-context] How to make a PDF workbook structure with index?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed May 18 00:12:04 CEST 2005


Thomas Schrader wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> 
> is anyone experienced in archiving PDF?
> 
> I need archiving lots of different PDFs in different sizes and formats
> into workbooks or folders with index files.
> 
> How could I possibly look into each PDF, getting the title info and
> generate an index? How do I do clickable references to each content PDF?
> 
> How could I practically bind PDF together (ZIP, tar, ...)? Is there some
> sort of workbook-like file-format? I had problems with re-arranging
> oddly generated PDFs via pdftex so I want avoiding re-arrangement.

you can use tex to combine files, (\insertpages etc )

if indexing/searching may eb rough, you can search pdftotext converted files instead

pdfinfo gives you the info fields

you need a bit of scripting to get things nicely done

Hans



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