[luatex] combining files with pure LuaTeX

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sun Sep 26 16:32:28 CEST 2010

Arthur Reutenauer <arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org> wrote:

>   The answer will probably come as a disappointment to you, but this is
> not one of the tasks LuaTeX is designed for.  It's not a general
> PDF-editing program.  It is of course possible to do what you want using
> LuaTeX, but higher-level typesetting systems like LaTeX or ConTeXt are
> much better suited for that, and it's not directly related to LuaTeX,
> pdfTeX is enough (LaTeX users, for example, are usually advised to use
> the pdfpages package, that works well with pdfTeX).

i imagined as much, but my toes are hardly damp, as yet, from dabbling
in luatex.

an alternative _might_ be pdftk (google for it).

i'm concerned about the assertion that there's no possibility of
anything other than luatex on the system in question.  that speaks to me
of an embedded system, and beta-release software such as luatex is _not_
something i would choose to embed, stable though it may be.

robin the luatex neophyte.

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