[OS X TeX] Re: How to split an acrobat file

Tom Koornwinder thk at science.uva.nl
Wed Sep 5 03:55:07 EDT 2007

On 4 Sep 2007 16:39:50 -0400 Michael Kubovy wrote:
> I know that there are shareware apps to do this. But is there a 
> freeware one? 

For extracting, for instance, pp. 1-20 from in.pdf and saving it in out.pdf
you may do the unix command

gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dFirstPage=1 -dLastPage=20 -dNOPAUSE -dQUIET -dBATCH -sOutputFile=out.pdf in.pdf

On 4 Sep 2007 22:14:00 +0100 Jason Davies wrote:
> what about printing pp 1-20 to pdf, then 21-40 etc (in Preview  
> vel sim)? 

Curiously Adobe Reader refuses to do this on Mac OS X, why Adobe knows
that on the same platform Preview, TexShop, ... are willing to do so.

		Tom Koornwinder

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