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Re: pdfjoin loses web links in the PDFs




Jonathan Dowland wrote:
>On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 04:16:21PM -0500, Gary Dale wrote:
>>This is frustrating. I'm running Debian/Buster (AMD64) and just 
>>finished creating web links (mostly mailto:<e-mail address> in a 
>>two-part directory I created using Scribus. I exported the files to 
>>PDF on a Debian/Stretch machine because Buster uses a version of 
>>Ghostscript that breaks the PDF export in Scribus (they recently broke 
>>it on Stretch as well, but I put the older Ghostscript 9.20 version on 
>>hold so I can still use Scribus).
>>
>>The PDF files I created worked fine individually but when I tried to 
>>merge them into a single PDF, the web links are lost. I'm not sure if 
>>this a limitation of pdfjoin or a bug in the current implementation.
>
>That is frustrating. All I can suggest is experimenting with an
>alternative PDF joiner. I believe pdftk can do it (pdftk *pdf cat output
>out.pdf)

qpdf also works well for me, although the command line can be a little
baroque...

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