[pdftex] splitting .pdf output into smaller parts

Andreas Matthias amat at kabsi.at
Sun Jun 1 17:13:37 CEST 2003

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard at kammer.uni-hannover.de> wrote:

> >>>>> "Paul" == Paul Markowski <marko at mail.meteo.psu.edu> writes:
>     > I've generated a 360 pp., 125 MB document using pdflatex.  Does
>     > anyone know how to split this into smaller files?  Using dvips
> There is a nice package called pdfpages.sty on CTAN.  If you want to
> specify pages or ranges of pages on the command line you could write a
> small shell or perl script that generates the .tex file for the job.
> If you do not know how many pages a document has, you can use pdfinfo
> which comes with xpdf.

The recent pdfpages.sty consults \pdflastximagepages to detect
the last page. Thus, you don't have to know the last page to
specify the page range. E.g.


would include all pages from 33 to the end.


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