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M-dub

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Re: PDF drivers, your favorite?
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2008, 06:10:27 PM »
I forgot to mention that you can pass multiple files to GS and it will create a single 'multi-sheet' PDF as well...damn good if you ask me.

THAT would have come in handy numerous times over the years!  I'm going to have to check it out for sure, now!  Thanks for the very informative posts, Glenn!

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« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2008, 06:12:24 PM »
Nurries.

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« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2008, 10:57:54 AM »
I forgot to mention that you can pass multiple files to GS and it will create a single 'multi-sheet' PDF as well...damn good if you ask me.

THAT would have come in handy numerous times over the years!  I'm going to have to check it out for sure, now!  Thanks for the very informative posts, Glenn!

I'll second that. I just got the go-ahead to purchase some software, and now I can use what I was going to spend on something else. I had no idea of the power of GS.

Very informative, thanks again Glenn.

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« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2008, 10:15:09 AM »
I forgot to mention that you can pass multiple files to GS and it will create a single 'multi-sheet' PDF as well...damn good if you ask me.

Haven't found the switch for that one yet. What I normally use is pdftk to combine files. Not sure if GS can do this or not.

Determine the order of sheets using pdftk.

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pdftk G-*.pdf C-*.pdf L-*.pdf cat output all.pdfG- sheets will be first followed by C- then L-.
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« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2008, 10:22:25 AM »
gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=output.pdf -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH file1.pdf file2.pdf file3.pdf
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Glenn R

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« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2008, 10:57:45 AM »
Thanks Se7en.

I was trying to find my old VBS files where I did all the ghostscript script stuff, but alas, I fear they have gone to the great binary graveyard in the sky with my last HDD crash...sigh.

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« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2008, 11:07:14 AM »
no prob.

*lol* I know the feeling all to well.
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« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2008, 11:37:07 AM »
I have used it in demo mode before buying it for my company:

http://www.cadzation.com/

This integrates perfect with AutoCAD and has nice features with other files.

The good thing is that the "optimized" pdf is really smaller than creating the same file with any other driver, I have made the same file from big drawings and obtained pdf ten times smaller than the same done with Acrobat.

Another nice feature is that you can make 1 pdf out of many Layouts or 1 for each Layout all in batch processing.

René

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Re: PDF drivers, your favorite?
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2008, 04:15:30 PM »
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pdftk G-*.pdf C-*.pdf L-*.pdf A0-*.pdf A1-*.pdf A2-*.pdf S0-*.pdf S1-*.pdf HVAC.pdf Electrical.pdf Plumbing.pdf "Fire Protection.pdf" cat output All.pdf

*grin*
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« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2008, 12:59:06 PM »
Actually, it's an EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) viewer. The PLT is just an extension really.
Now I am going to ask a stupid question. 

Is Autodesk going to phase out the Plotting to PLTs because of the great push to DWFs?
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« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2008, 01:09:33 PM »
``plt'' is just what extension AutoCAD places to its `print files'; the print driver is what determines what is in the file. (Postscript print driver, you get a Postscript file with a PLT extension.)
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« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2008, 01:21:27 PM »
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pdftk G-*.pdf C-*.pdf L-*.pdf A0-*.pdf A1-*.pdf A2-*.pdf S0-*.pdf S1-*.pdf HVAC.pdf Electrical.pdf Plumbing.pdf "Fire Protection.pdf" cat output All.pdf

*grin*


fine. ...even shorter:
gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -o output.pdf file1.pdf file2.pdf file3.pdf ...

*big grin*
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« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2008, 03:18:02 PM »
Se7en,

I actually found my VBS files...they were JScript files (.js)  :roll:  :lmao:

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Glenn R

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« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2008, 03:18:36 PM »
My love affair with curly braces and semicolons  :evil:

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« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2008, 04:21:53 PM »
Se7en,

I actually found my VBS files...they were JScript files (.js)  :roll:  :lmao:

Cheers,
Wahoo!
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