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Is there a printing to PDF application that lets you append to the end of the already existing file?

I'm currently using CutePDF (mentioning this because I may have overlooked such option), it doesn't seem to have such option.

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Are you asking how to create a footer at "print time"? Would you want the page to reshuffle to fit this in, or would it be a watermark and printed underneath existing text/images? –  Dave Jun 7 '13 at 11:53

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I have never used to print PDF files using the tool you mentioned above. Though I am not a common user dealing with document and image processing. But it is said that choosing a fine third party tool is very important to the document and image printing work. As for myself, I have only tried to print PDFs with the help of the free trial package of a third party tool whose way of processing is simple and fast. Besides, it seems to offer tutorials about how to print images like GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, etc. It is just one of many but I do appreciate it because it is totally manual. Here are some CODE I used to print certain page of PDF document in C#.NET, I hope it helps:

using YiiGo.Imaging.Basic; using YiiGo.Imaging.Basic.Core; using YiiGo.Imaging.Basic.Codec; using YiiGo.Imaging.PDF;

 YiiGoImaging PDF = new YiiGoImaging();

 public void PdfProcessorPrint();
 PDFInputFile = (@"C:/1.pdf");
 PDFPageNumberStart = "0";
 PDFPageNumberStop = "4";
 Printer = (@"C:/ HP Color LaserJet 5550 PCL 6");
 PDF. PdfProcessorPrint(@"C:/1.pdf", "0","4",  @"C:/ HP Color LaserJet 5550 PCL 6");

Even though I only tried its free trial package to print documents and images and didn′t check the cost and licensing conditions, it worked great for me. I am considering to buy the pro version, and still enjoying their free online conversion service. You can also google one to help you with your printing work. I hope you success. Good luck.

Best regards, Arron

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At least PDFCreator is able to combine many printed documents into one, but to get it append to an existing PDF I think you'd need to reprint the original one first (to get it in the print queue in PDFCreator) and then print the docs to be appended with it. You'd probably want to do it this way.

Another way of combining PDF (and PostScript) docs is to use GhostScript suite (I'm thinking of psmerge here in particular) which essentially means converting PDF to PS to do the combining and then converting back to PDF, which probably can mess up some things if the original PDF is of too high version (being closed-source format the support for newer PDF features is slow to appear in open-source tools). I doubt there is any GUI for that but psutils package should contain some sort of psmerge implementation. With this approach existing PDF files could be used directly.

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