AppendPDF and AppendPDF Pro – Introduction

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: 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.