About pdfseparate utility usage !
Recently I discovered build in pdf useful package "poopler-utils". It involve many tools (pdfimages, pdfseparate, pdfunite, d- pdfdetach, pdffont, pdfinfo, pdftocairo, pdftohtml, pdftoppm, pdftops, pdftotext).
I need only 3 of them: pdfimages, pdfseparate, & pdfunite.
I have no problem with pdfimages nor with pdfunite.
My problem is with pdfseparate:
in help page say about it's usage, the following:
$ pdfseparate [options] <PDF-sourcefile> <PDF-pattern-destfile>
-f <int> : first page to extract
-l <int> : last page to extract
What they mean by "PDF-pattern-destfile" ?? What I have to type exactly ?
$ pdfseparate input.pdf new
I thought it like pdfimages when I just give at end of command the output file root name that tools just add to it numbers of individual output files. But with pdfseparate I got following error:
Syntax Error: 'new' must contain '%%d' if more than one page should be extracted
What does this mean ? What I have to enter ?
By the way, when said that "-f <int>" mean 1st page to extract, "-l <int>" last page to extract, does this mean that I can use it to extract selected page or range of pages like:
$ pdfseparate 5 input.pdf .....
$ pdfseparate 7-17 input.pdf .......
$ pdfseparate 5, 10-23, 50 input.pdf .......
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Last edited by User808; 20th March 2017 at 12:44 PM.