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pdftk compress cat pdfs



8:37 pm on Mar 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I am using pdftk to burst a 400 some page pdf into seperate pages which I then search the text of and concatenate certain pages into groups to be emailed.. Everything works great.. The only problem is, since I burst those pages each seperate pdf then needs a copy of the embedded images etc,,, so when I catentenate all the remaining pages that werent picked up previously into one the file size is much MUCH larger than even the first uploaded pdf was.. IS there a way with pdftk to have it ditch all unnessasary copys of embedded files?

Please help..


2:13 pm on Apr 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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You figure this out yet, The_Hat? I'd be interested in knowing the solution if you found one.


1:19 pm on May 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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No, it was decided that for my application neither the grouped pdfs nor the final "remaining pages" pdf's final sizes were outside of what was manageable, so I quit pursuing this line of exploration.

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