Duplicate Existing Pages to Create a New PDF

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apietrocini
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Duplicate Existing Pages to Create a New PDF

Post by apietrocini » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:10 pm

I was wondering if there is a way to take an eight page PDF and create a 40 page PDF with the original eight pages... So I currently have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8... I would like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, etc until I hit 40 total pages...

apietrocini
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Re: Duplicate Existing Pages to Create a New PDF

Post by apietrocini » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:35 pm

Probably not the best way... but it works... :lol:
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Re: Duplicate Existing Pages to Create a New PDF

Post by loicaigon » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:44 am

You may as well want to look at this :

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Re: Duplicate Existing Pages to Create a New PDF

Post by cwswitch » Mon May 14, 2018 6:20 am

@apietrocini

Another option to throw into the mix -

I use this method as the "40" can be read from XML so I can split jobs into the number of pages I know I need from the XML for that particular job. Pads are an example. The customer may provide several pages and need them repeating X number of times. I get the X from the XML and use it in the Split PDF so I can produce pads of any quantity from inputs of any number of sheets. You can also hard code in the 40 if you only produce jobs of that qty.

I use Quite Hot in this case, but any other program you can control in Switch will do.
  • Send the job to Quite Hot to duplicate the pages 1000 times, collated.
  • Pass the result to Split PDF in Switch, and split to 40
  • Pass through a Job Dismantler to give you PDFs rather than folders
  • Then branch off, once to a folder and once to a Recycle Bin
  • Logic on the branch going into the bin - [Job.Name:After="_"] Does not Match 001.pdf
  • Logic on the branch going to the folder - All Other Jobs (you receive 1 file)
  • Optionally a rename to remove the 001
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