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Create multi-page PDFs using Image Capture tools Apps
Go to System/Library/Image Capture. There we find two folders that contain some interesting stuff: "Automatic Tasks" and "Tools." In "Automatic Tasks," we have "Build Web Page" (BWP) and "Build Slide Show" (BSS), both of which have been covered here before (1, 2).

In "Tools," however, we find "makePDF." Dropping a bunch of pictures on the makePDF icon creates a multi-page PDF file containing your pictures. Isn't much, but it might be of use to someone.
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Create multi-page PDFs using Image Capture tools
Authored by: dhayton on Apr 20, '04 11:47:09AM

This "may not be much" but is exactly what I've been looking for. Now if I can figure out how it orders the pages, I'll be sitting fat, dumb, and happy.

Thanks!

darin



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Another way to combine PDFs
Authored by: jolinwarren on Apr 20, '04 11:54:05AM

For those looking to combine multiple PDF files into one, you might want to also check out 'Combine PDFs' by MonkeyBread Software. It allows you to reorder pages and only include certain pages from a multiple-page PDF. Although it doesn't come with OS X, it's free! I've found it to be very useful.

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/CombinePDFs.html

Cheers,
Jolin



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Another way to combine PDFs
Authored by: Wayne_S on Apr 20, '04 03:10:12PM

After reading postings about using *NIX tools to make multi-page PDFs, I switched to using Combine PDFs. It is a fantastic application - simple, stable, and relatively fast.

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Another way to combine PDFs
Authored by: michaelkvance on Apr 21, '04 12:29:03PM

Agreed, I use this in conjunction with BookLightning (not free, but cheap) to produce my imposed tabloid newsletters with PDF output from Quark. It all works great.

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Another way to combine PDFs
Authored by: diamondbackjim on Sep 13, '04 11:01:43AM

This free app worked great .. thanks for the tip!



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Create multi-page PDFs using Image Capture tools
Authored by: jcburns on Apr 20, '04 02:02:10PM

This is quite interesting...but why have these been developed? What or who uses them? Who talks about them? Who supports them?

It's one of those mysteries of OS X.



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Create multi-page PDFs using Image Capture tools
Authored by: 47ronin on Apr 20, '04 02:23:55PM
This is quite interesting...but why have these been developed? What or who uses them? Who talks about them? Who supports them? It's one of those mysteries of OS X.

...because there's a big need for these types of functions!

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Create multi-page PDFs using Image Capture tools
Authored by: freebee on Apr 26, '04 10:35:16PM

Sweet! And it was sitting on my computer the entire time! I love stuff like this.



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