[Scribus] OT: Collecting scanner output (.ps) in one pdf document

Kite Lau kitelau
Fri Jan 21 03:01:35 CET 2005

? 2005-01-21?? 00:16 +0100?Sebastian Roeder???
> I managed to get my scanner Epson Perfection 1260 working with xsaen and
> the sane-backend from epkowa.
> For university I often have to scan a lot of pages, which can be easily
> saved as one pdf document with the Windows software from Epson.
> Now I am trying to do this with my Gentoo Linux, too.
> I first tryied cups-pdf virtual printer - but this works only with root
> previlegs and is not very configurable. I can not collect files for
> output with this solution either.
> Now, I?m thinking about a solution with ps files. ps2pdf can create pdfs
> from postcript, the quality was good enough for my needs (I scan mostly
> text files, most important is that the files can be read with every
> Acrobat Reader on Win/Mac/Linux - I don`t need pre-press quality).
> What`s missing is a way to concate the files from the scanner page-1.ps,
> page-2.ps ... to one ps file.
> I don`t know exactly whether psutils can do this, pstill would might be
> an alternative possibility.
> Finally I?d like to end up in a little script, which I can give the
> basename of the files as an argument and it make the pdf of all the ps
> files with the basename in it.
> Example: scan2pdf exampledoc
> # This script will collect exampledoc-1.ps + exampledoc-2.ps ... and
> produce exampledoc.pdf
> I hope somebody of the pdf / ps pros here in the list can help me out or
> give me some pointers, as I am not very familar with ps /pdf and
> scripting at all.
> I have to mention that I can not use ghostscript-afpl, only "normal"
> ghostscript because afpl is kind of broken in Gentoo atm (doesn`t print
> with cups).
> Thanks for your help!
> Sebastian
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You may convert the ps file to pdf files one by one and then use pdftk
to combine the individual pdf files into one.


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