4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 4, 2010 8:39 AM by dujsu

    Merging PDFs and Page Breaks

    dujsu Level 1

      Is it possible to merge PDFs without adding page breaks between the PDFs being merged?  The idea would be to append content from the end of the first PDF to the beginning of the second PDF on the same page.

       

      Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Merging PDFs and Page Breaks
          -==cfSearching==- Level 4

          No. To do that you would need to know the coordinates of the text, which IIRC is extremely non-trivial.

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          • 2. Re: Merging PDFs and Page Breaks
            dujsu Level 1

            Thanks for the response. Looks like my wish hand will not be getting filled first.

             

            With CFDOCUMENT I see there is a way to embed images within pdfs, so maybe that is an option. The pdf I am trying to include is basically a document header with mailing address, so its only about 3" tall. I will give it a whirl and report back.

             

            Let me know if anyone has a better solution though in the mean time.

            • 3. Re: Merging PDFs and Page Breaks
              -==cfSearching==- Level 4

              With CFDOCUMENT I see there is a way to embed images within

              pdfs, so maybe that is an option.

               

              If you are generating the entire pdf from scratch, that is probably simpler than trying to merge later on. 

               

              The pdf I am trying to

              include is basically a document header with mailing address,

              so its only about 3" tall.

               

              Well if you are talking about a static, fixed size file, that is different. The dimensions are already known so there is no guess work. You might be able achieve the same effect by adding the header as an opaque watermark. Other than that, I think you would need a lower level tool than cfpdf for this task.

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              • 4. Re: Merging PDFs and Page Breaks
                dujsu Level 1

                Thanks and I'll give those suggestions a shot.