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    alternative-pdf-combine

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    alternative-pdf-combine

    There are various tools in the npm that allow for combining pdf's this tool is limited to Mac & Linux but it should work on macs out-of-the-box and on linux by using popplerspdfunite`. This tool is by no means well tested use on own risk!

    As a command line tool

    Install it using npm i alternative-pdf-combine -g and then run

    $ Usage: alternative-pdf-combine out.pdf in1.pdf ... inx.pdf

    To enable a debug output you can set the environment variable DEBUG_ALTERNATIVE_PDF_COMBINE=true.

    As a JavaScript package

    After installing the package with npm i alternative-pdf-combine you can use it like this.

     
    var combinePdfs = require('alternative-pdf-combine')
    combinePdfs([
        fs.readFileSync('pdf1.pdf'),
        {file: 'pdf2.pdf'}, // will automatically call fs.readFileSync
        new Buffer('...'),  // will use this buffer
        '...', // will be converted to Buffer using new Buffer(txt)
        {text: '...', encoding: 'utf8'} // will convert the  text to a buffer using new Buffer(obj.text, obj.encoding)
    ], function (err, combinedBuffer) {
        if (err) {
            console.log(err)
            process.exit(1)
        }
        fs.writeFile('test_out.pdf', combinedBuffer, function (err) {
            if (err) {
                console.log(err)
                process.exit(1)
            }
            console.log(out)
        })
    })
     

    Mac & PDF Unite

    By default, on Mac, it will try to use mac's pdf combination. But it will use pdfunite if installed on a mac since its way faster and creates smaller files. You can install pdfunite on mac using homebrew: brew install poppler

    If you wish to always use Mac's pdf combination solution set the environment variable: ALTERNATIVE_PDF_COMBINE_OVERRIDE_PDFUNITE=true

    Contribution

    Contributions and improvements welcome!

    Keywords

    Install

    npm i alternative-pdf-combine

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    963

    Version

    1.1.6

    License

    ISC

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