View Full Version : breaking up large pdf files into smaller files programmatically

March 13th, 2009, 03:25 PM
anyone one know a good way to do this? I would like to do it in either java or perl.

Did a quick search on cpan, messed around with the PDF package, but was wondering if any of you guys have worked on that task specifically.

March 13th, 2009, 05:25 PM
i've always used pdftk and whatever scripting language i was able to use. sorry if this isn't what you are looking for.

pdftk bigOne.pdf burst

this will fill the working dir with a new pdf file for each page all with file names like pg_0001.pdf, pg_0002.pdf, so on...

it's pretty predictiable, so you can probably script around it as you need to.