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Use Preview and custom paper sizes to repaginate PDFs Apps
HTML is nice for viewing online, but lack of page breaks means it is no good for printed documents. Sometimes someone tries to write a paginated document in HTML (an export from Word or Pages, for example) and it loses the pagination. Or have you seen an email or webpage that has carefully formatted pages, but due to padding or incorrect paper size (A4/Legal/Letter) when it comes to printing, the pages don't line up? This could be a tax invoice from an online retailer or a technical document in an online journal. Here's how to avoid the problem...

Create a custom paper size in File: Page Setup that is the same width as the preformatted document, but with a height the length of the entire document. Use File: Print, and then Preview the document. You should have a giant-sized PDF which is the desired width and has no pagination (page breaks). Now select your page worth's of layout and use Edit: Copy, then File: New from Clipboard. Now use File: Print and Preview the new document (using a real paper size), and the third document will contain correct margins all around.

For multiple-page documents like technical journals, repeat this process for each page. Then use a PDF joining program like Adobe Acrobat to join the resulting documents into one.

[robg adds: We've run similar hints in the past in a discussion on printing long web pages...]
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Use Preview and custom paper sizes to repaginate PDFs
Authored by: murali1080 on Mar 22, '05 02:07:48PM

Use HTMLdoc for this purpose. Its much easier. Installed with Fink with fltk GUI.

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