[texhax] typesetting a critical text edition [parallel]

jherrman at zoominternet.net jherrman at zoominternet.net
Sat Jun 20 23:30:44 CEST 2009

On Sat, 20 Jun 2009 21:55:03 +0200, Sergei Mariev
<sergei.mariev at lrz.uni-muenchen.de> wrote:

> Does anyone know of a terminal utility for Mac that splits pdfs into  
> single pages and then recombines the files again to a single  
> document?

I've just published a critical edition with facing translation (using
plain xetex with edmac and eplain). As Pierre suggested, I used a
separate file for my translation, and manually split up my translation
pages and interleaved them as individual PDF pages. It was a fast and
painless process. I used pdftk (on the command line with Mac OS X) to
split the files into individual pdf pages, and I used the built in Mac
system utility (/System/Library/Automator/Combine PDF
Pages.action/Contents/Resources/join.py) to reconcatenate after
inserting the translation pages.

Jud Herrman

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