[luatex] combining files with pure LuaTeX
oinos at web.de
Sun Sep 26 20:23:08 CEST 2010
On 09/26/2010 04:32 PM, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> 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).
Thanks for your reply, Robin.
AFAIK pdftk enables multipage PDF documents, but no stamping an image on
> 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.
The reason is too simple.
The computer that I have to use isn't mine. I don't have administrator
rights under Windows XP (and I don't want to ask for them). All files
must be deleted after the operation. I could install a TeX distribution
locally, but not for a operation that might happen once a week. And the
scripting abilities are also needed.
> robin the luatex neophyte.
Thanks for your help,
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