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Old 04-18-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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Can I combine multiple .PDF files into one book?

I'm studying for my Security+ and the book came with an electronic version. But, the directory is about 20 .PDF files with an .HTML index. Is there a way to use Calibre to combine this into something I can put on my reader? This might be something I could ask the Kindle forum maybe? I'm not too sure where this topic falls best.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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I'm studying for my Security+ and the book came with an electronic version. But, the directory is about 20 .PDF files with an .HTML index. Is there a way to use Calibre to combine this into something I can put on my reader? This might be something I could ask the Kindle forum maybe? I'm not too sure where this topic falls best.
You have problems if you want to convert the pdf files to anything with Calibre. Using reflow or extracting the text only works for very simple pdfs. An easier way is to combine all of the pdfs and then put the final pdf in your e-reader.

There are some regular utilities for working with pdf files outside of Calibre. If you have access to a linux machine then just convert all of the pdf files to ps with pdf2ps and then: " cat *.ps | ps2pdf - out.pdf " Be sure you get the ps files in the order you want to read them. The dash is to cause ps2pdf to accept the ps files from stdin and the out.pdf would be your final pdf made from combining all of the 20 ps files made from the 20 pdfs.

I am sure there are many other ways to do the same thing; this is what I have used for many years. The resulting pdf files work fine in an ebook reader if you have sharp eyes or a large size e-reader.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:17 PM   #3
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Hi. You could also try using nitro pro 7, which has a 14-day free trial.

If you open one pdf with nitro pro, it's very easy to insert another pdf before or after any page you select. I've used this to insert a cover page image at the beginning of a book pdf.

It's basically as easy as inserting text at the beginning of a word document.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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If anyone ever needs to convert a pdf to postscript on Windows here's a... sneaky, free and arguably legal... way do it - http://tech.gluga.com/2012/07/conver...n-windows.html

In this instance one would concatenate the 20 .ps files (copy 1.ps_2.ps+...20.ps all.ps) before the pushing combined postscript (all.ps) into the ps2pdf converter.

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Old 07-25-2013, 08:05 AM   #6
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Hey ive got a similar problem atm, might have a look into calibre... just that i have 40 pdfs i need to combine into one

im gonna give google anther chance but not been too succesful

e/ i did manage to find something but i think it will take ages www.combinepdf.cc/

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I use either PDFCreator or Primo PDF (and there are others too, but those are just the two I have used for many years). Sometimes one will work better than the other.

They will convert some other file types to PDF and also join PDFs together into one and do all the postscript stuff automatically; they install as printers. So whatever one wants to be converted to PDF (assuming supported) one just opens that file (so if a PDF, open in whatever it is that you use for reading those) and print it, select PDFCreator or Primo PDF as the printer and print and it will create the PDF file with the name you select.

To join multiple files (they do not have to be all of the same type) into one book with PDFCreator is pretty obvious, but in PrimoPDF not so; print the first file of the new book and when asked give it a file name, then print the second file and give it the same name as the first which then asks whether to Append or Overwrite, so one just appends; keep repeating in the correct order as they are to be in the final book for however many files one has.

For inserting or removing pages I use PDF Split and Merge (that thanks to Jackie_W's lead). As the name infers, it also merges files too.

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