AppendPDF Pro is a command-line-driven application that appends pages of one or many PDF documents to create one new document. A cover page and a table of contents may be added, as well as stamped text and images. AppendPDF Pro is designed to run in tandem with other processes in an unattended environment and to handle high-volume and on-demand production needs.

Memory Requirements

Minimum free memory available to run the application: 512 MBytes.

Windows Installation

Windows installation is handled by the installer and does not require any special handling.

Unix Installation

Setting environmental variables (All Unix Platforms)

In this release, there are two additional environmental variables that need to be set for AppendPDF Pro on all UNIX platforms. If you run AppendPDF Pro from the appendpro script created during installation, these environmental variables will be set by the script. If you run appendproapp directly, you will need to set these environmental variables to run AppendPDF Pro. Once AppendPDF Pro is installed, you can view the variables needed by looking at the appendpro script created by the installer.

Setting the Appligent home directory (All Unix Platforms)

The environmental variable that stores the location of the Appligent home directory is APPLIGENT_HOME. The default location for the Appligent home directory is /usr/local/appligent. The Appligent home directory contains the library files and resources needed to run AppendPDF Pro. It also contains license information for AppendPDF Pro. 


export APPLIGENT_HOME=/usr/local/appligent

Setting the APDFL library path (All Unix except AIX)

The APDFL library path must be added to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable. The APDFL library path is located in a subdirectory of the APPLIGENT_HOME directory.

The path should be set to ${APPLIGENT_HOME}/APDFLX.X.X/Libs.



Setting the APDFL library path ( AIX Only )

The APDFL library path for AIX must be added to the LIBPATH variable. The APDFL library path is located in a subdirectory of the APPLIGENT_HOME directory.

The path should be set to ${APPLIGENT_HOME}/APDFLX.X.X/Libs. 



Registration numbers for AppendPDF Pro

In previous versions of AppendPDF Pro, the AppendPDF Pro registration number was required as a command-line option with the -r flag each time appendpdfproapp was run. An appendpdfpro script was provided that automatically added -r and the registration number to the appendpdfproapp command line when the script was run.

In the current release, in addition to getting the registration number from the command line, AppendPDF Pro can get the registration number from a license file in the Appligent home directory. License files are created by the installation script and stored in the ${APPLIGENT_HOME}/license directory. With a valid license file, the -r is no longer required on the command line. The -r option can still be used as in previous versions, and will override the value in the license file.