PDF - Extract pages from pdf files, make greyscale, print to PDF from acroread, merge pdfs
Install pdftk and use it to extract: sudo bash apt-get install pdftk exit pdftk input.pdf cat 1-15 output output.pdf (where 1-15 are the pages to output) An alternative way is to use a pdf viewer like Atril or a web browser with support for pdf:s like Chrome and print the pdf file to a new pdf with selected pages specified. More ways to do it can be found here: http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/tech-tip-extract-pages-pdf To make PDF:s greyscale and therefore smaller: gs -sOutputFile="output.pdf" -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sColorConversionStrategy=Gray -dProcessColorModel=/DeviceGray -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH "input.pdf"
Acrobat Reader 9 (acroread) - Print to PDF For some reason you cannot (re)print directly to PDF from within acroread in Debian (8.6). Here is a workaround. Install cups-pdf: sudo apt-get install cups-pdf List printer names - PDF will be shown here and also installed printers: lpstat -p -d Open the PDF you want to print in acroread Go to File -> Print Select PDF as the output Or use Custom... and enter this in the command field to the right: lpr -P PDF Printed files will appear in your home folder/PDF (~/PDF/)
pdftk *.pdf cat output output.pdf
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