[pdftex] splitting .pdf output into smaller parts

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Dec 10 10:09:05 CET 2001

At 09:49 AM 12/6/2001 -0500, Paul Markowski wrote:

>I've generated a 360 pp., 125 MB document using pdflatex.  Does anyone
>know how to split this into smaller files?  Using dvips (after running
>latex to obtain a .dvi file) this could be done very easily, using the -i
>and -S options, e.g.,
>           dvips (STUFF) -i -S n,
>where n is the max number of pages per section.  When n was reached, then
>dvips began a new .ps output file.  It doesn't appear that pdflatex has
>such a simple command-line solution.  Has anyone worked around this

it's part of

   texexec --pdfselect --selec=1:31  yourbigfile

will give you page 1 .. 31 of that file


can be used to redirect the output

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