From: Kevin Yank (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 09 2003 - 16:02:44 PDT
What I'm seeing when I open the file is that there is megabytes of image
data at the start of the file before the page layout actually begins. The
book has a healthy number of figures in it, you see. If I were to hand-split
the file, I'd end up with vast quantities of unused image data in each
resulting document. Now, I assume this won't do any harm to the printed
output, but it'll mean pushing around some unnecessarily large files.
Thanks for the instructions anyway -- if I'm in a hurry or if I can't find a
tool that manipulates the Postscript cleanly, it's good to have a simple
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Bob Stayton
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> Subject: Re: [xep-support] Rendering DocBook sets as multiple
> It is *really* easy. You'll spend more time looking for
> and testing a tool than just editing it by hand.
> You don't have to understand all the Postscript, just
> the key document structure comments that Adobe established
> by convention to indicate page boundaries.
> 1. Open the file in your favorite plain text editor.
> 2. Copy the prolog to each new file. The prolog is all
> the lines from the first line to the PostScript comment
> 3. Each physical page begins with a comment like this:
> %%Page: 1 1
> %%Page: 2 2
> %%Page: 3 3
> Figure out which physical page starts your second volume, such as
> 54, then take all the lines from %%Page: 1 1 to the line
> just above %%Page: 54 54 and append them to the first file.
> Then take the line %%Page: 54 54 and the rest of the lines
> and append them to the second file. It's that easy.
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