AppendPDF and AppendPDF Pro – Introduction
AppendPDF and AppendPDF Pro provide a fast and efficient way to combine documents dynamically and on-demand. This documentation provides instructions for both AppendPDF and AppendPDF Pro. Content specific to AppendPDF Pro is followed by a notation: (AppendPDF Pro only).
With AppendPDF and AppendPDF Pro you can:
- Combine documents
- Combine page ranges and sections from a series of documents
- Add Document Information
- Generate a Table of Contents including corresponding PDF bookmarks (AppendPDF Pro only)
- Add a Cover page (AppendPDF Pro only)
- Stamp information onto the finished document — Add watermarks, copyright information, headers or footers to further customize your document delivery (AppendPDF Pro only)
The final presentation is professional and complete.
AppendPDF and AppendPDF Pro use a parameter file to build the new PDF file from lists of several PDF files or specific pages from those files. Two versions of parameter files are supported:
- XML parameter files — Files coded in XML.
- Text parameter files — Plain text parameter files.
User Guide Conventions
This User Guide uses certain styles of text to indicate different things throughout the documentation. The following is a description of these styles:
- Command-line user input examples:
$appendpdfapp -r <Reg Number> -p -l <logfile.txt>
$appendproapp -r <Reg Number> -p -l <logfile.txt> (AppendPDF Pro only)
- Cross Reference to other locations in the documentation: AppendPDF Pro. Click the colored text to go to the referenced link.
- References to web sites for information: www.appligent.com. Click the colored text to open a browser to the website.
- Code snippets: <appendparam version=’1.0′>
- Content that is specific to AppendPDF Pro is followed by the notation: (AppendPDF Pro only).
You may see some paragraphs which look like the following:
Note: These paragraphs are special notes relating to the subject matter where they are located. It is recommended that you read all notes.
Note: For clarity, the examples in this User Guide use truncated path names. We recommend that you use full path names for all files.