I'd say because pdf files are converted to raw bits to print, ie they are
not using smarts in the printer but are converting them in the computer.
The whole original idea of Portable Document Format was to stop people
tinkering with them and making incorrect versions. If it could be split that
might defeat the object Depending on the level of protection though some
allow conversion to word or txt format and then you can do as you like but
its been my experience that if they are not tagged for reading order changes
then you get a complete mess out of the end. Also a lot of online pdf files
seem to be mere copies of a bitmap of a scanned in document and these are
just basically pictures so trying to convert then normally makes them blank.
This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
I think you'll find that the original intention of the PDF was that it
could be read on any OS, and was platform-independent. Adobe allowed -
or perhaps I should say included - editing facilities very early on if
you were willing to pay for it. The Adobe Reader was free; Adobe Acrobat
(a suite of programs) was, if I remember correctly, on the expensive side.
Using YAPP (Yet Another PDF Printer will, ime, degrade the file and
increase its size - just chop it up:
needs some exploring but will do everything.
Thanks. Bizarrely, when I downloaded the 'source' file again the pdf
print version was changed to make it the same as the new source file.
This almost led me to email the pages that needed to be taken out.
I think I will be following your advice in future!
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ocess by selecting the number of pages you want to split at once. The parti
cular split data is saved in a new file name which is given by you. The spl
it process is under your control. To know more about this software kindly v
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You can also use Lyx (and, underneath, LaTeX). Easy to select a part of a P
DF to be inserted into a new PDF. I say "easy", well, it is easy when you h
ave gone through the pain of installing it and working out how to use it at
all. (For such a large product, it actually installs easily but does take
time and space.)
Further, Lyx makes it fairly straightforward to merge PDFs. I had a project
which required grabbing a hundred or two PDFs from web sources and merging
them into one big PDF with some extra content. Further, as I found better
versions of some pages, I wanted it to be easy to replace PDFs - which I do
by rebuilding the big PDF. Takes just a few minutes.
Unlike many of the other options, it really is supplied without charge. (To
o, too many of the PDF products like to claim or imply they are free but th
ere are severe limitations on what can be done without paying anything.) If
I were making money out of what I have done, it would be fair enough to pa
y something. I am not. It is, effectively, for charitable purposes.
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