[texhax] parsing and simplifying a placed and clipped/cropped .pdf

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Oct 28 13:46:54 CET 2013

I'm creating a document as a checklist which places several .pdfs twice per page --- some of these .pdfs have over a thousand pages.

While pdftex is quite able to make this .pdf, I'm not having much luck post-processing it so as to make a spreadsheet of it --- the balance of the clipped pages is interfering w/ such efforts.

Is there a way when placing a .pdf to parse it and discard any redundant elements which don't appear w/in a clipped window?


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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