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Last time I had to do this I did it in two steps: Step 1: Use GNU wget (free, Linux, Windows) to retrieve the pages as HTML. (e.g. using wget --mirror http://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com) Step 2: get a CLI to convert HTML to PDF, such as wkhtmltopdf (free and open source, binaries available for Windows, Mac and Linux). If you want to manually select ...


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On the command line You can use Pdfjam. This is a front-end for PDFLaTeX, so you need a LaTeX installation. This isn't difficult to install on Linux (just let your package manager pull in the dependencies), but it will cost a few hundred MB of storage. The command is: pdfbook foo.pdf with the output going to foo-book.pdf, or pdfbook --output book.pdf foo....


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I am going to second the psbook recommendations but add this as a separate answer to note some of the complexities and what would be lost in what you are doing. Chances are this is not a problem (I assume you are trying to print the book, not click on pages with a mouse) but basically this limits you to the PDF features available in Postscript (no ...


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Use python + Scrapy + BeautifulSoup to get the web site then you can either use a python pdf library or a tool such as pandoc to convert it to whatever you need. All the above are free, cross platform and open source.


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I used to use VersaCheck until they turned into ransomware. After a stressful couple of weeks looking for a replacement I ended up with ezCheckPrinting I purchased a license for $39 and I've been using it probably about 2 years without complaint. I usually look pretty hard for free software but I believe this purchase was worth the money. There are no ...


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As noted in the comments, it might well be the printer driver handles that: watch out for an option like "booklet". Apart from that, you might be able to combine several command line utilities, which are part of the Ghostscript package (at least on Ubuntu): pdf2ps converts your PDF into the PostScript format psbook does the job you've asked for (rearrange ...


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I would use PrimoPDF, PrimoPDF (Free) PrimoPDF is a handy and lightweight utility that converts just about any file type to a PDF by using the source program that created the file and its Print command. The conversion process is quick and efficient, bolstered by a clean, simple interface. The included security features allow you to wrap your PDF in 40-bit ...


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If you are scanning the document then scan to PDF and then use PDF Toolkit free server command line tool to add a stamp with your contact details. If you already have the document in a word processor format you would be better off just adding a header with the same details. Then just print out your document. Alternatively you may be able to add a ...


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This one has always worked good for me http://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator


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If you are using Windows, the command windows (cmd.exe) will provide you with a similar/useful command, known as tree. You can direct the output to a text file using the > character. The command syntax is: tree /a /f > filename.txt The /a will not give you the little lines, but removing it will do so. The /f switch displays all folders below the ...


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PDF Booklet is a great program for this, been using it for years.


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Since you want to produce a document where all the text is in the same direction, rotating the text in the word processor is not a good approach. You'll be limited to cumbersome interfaces designed for a one-off image-like object. Produce the text normally and rotate the output from the word processor. Make sure to select the correct page size, with the ...


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If a commercial application is an option for you, then try with Amyuni PDF Converter Desktop Edition. The default "Save as" dialog has a checkbox for selecting an existing file and concatenating the new PDF to it. The application is a virtual printer driver, certified by Microsoft for all versions of Windows from Vista to Windows 8.1. You can evaluate the ...


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After searching for a long time, I'm using Printer Pro from Readdle. There is also a free version available. And it has a assistent which offers your AirPrint and wireless/network printers available in your network: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/printer-pro-dokumente-mails/id393313223


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Taking into consideration the last requirement you mentioned, that of being able to print the books yourselves, I looked around and found StoryJumper. Although they are, naturally, trying to advertise their own publishing services, I found burried in an example what suggests that you may be able to download your own copies. Per this example: Step 8: Print ...


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You want WinMerge. It will print highlighted differences, has print preview & is free. [Update] I just tried Beyond Compare (v3, there is av4 available now) and it will even let you save the comparison as HTML. That should be enough(?). It's not free, but is worth the money for the extra features.


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ImageMagick can split your pdf into multiple image files with the command: convert image.pdf image_%02d.tiff Assuming you are happy with .tiff format. You can identify which images have colour with: convert image_name.type -format "%[colorspace]" info: You can separate your colour channels with the separate option of the convert command, either RGB or ...


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I suggest PDFCreator. I've been using it for years and it does its job very well. It offers advanced features, too, e.g. encryption of the output file.


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What you are looking at doing is setting up a windows home group - which is the MS Windows mechanism for sharing information, printers, etc., amongst computers on the same network. Unfortunately, while Windows machines from 7 onwards can all be connected to the same "home group" the mechanism for setting up & joining one differs between versions. ...


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FinePrint pdfFactory opens with Preview. You can even edit it (delete those last white pages for example). It is a bit outside your price range though, US$50


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You can do this is word, pretty easy; Navigate to the the Page Layout tab Click on the very small bottom right of the page setup group to open the page setup window Select landscape Click the layout tab Select the page vertical alignment to center then click ok Now navigate back to the Home tab Select center text Now your text will be center of the page ...


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First, try changing Gamma and Contrast in the printer Properties dialog. However, if you've already tried that and it's not sufficient, a graphics utility such as IrfanView can provide full control of the image. To use IrfanView with PDF files, Ghostscript also must be installed. Both applications are free for personal use. Press ShiftG in IrfanView to ...


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I found a workable solution using MS Word and Adobe PDF. First, I created a new document in Word, using narrow margins, but making the left margin bigger than the right one (2.27cm/0.27cm instead of the standard 1.27cm/1.27 which comes to 1/2" each). Why the skewed margins? You'll see in a minute. Then, I added a giant textbox that fills the page (within ...


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PDF24 Creator This one works perfect for me. I'm mot sure if it's faster/lighter than analogues. I find particularly useful that you may change the order of pages in a pdf. Also, you can save a pdf as multiple images with any resolution.


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There is Mobile Net Switch which handles all that and more whenever you change the network you are connected with. This can be used to setup the printer as well and has no need for the professional versions of windows. Its not free though, costing 29€. It has a free full-function no-expiration trial that annoys one with a startup screen, said screen is ...


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HTMLDOC can do this. It is Free Software. PrinceXML can also do it. PrinceXML is very powerful, supporting most of the CSS2 standard for styling the PDF output. It isn't Open Source, but gratis to use for private use. Pandoc is my third recommendation. It is Free Software, the "swiss army knife" of document and format conversions. Though its main strength ...


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You might want to try WKHTMLTOPDF (http://wkhtmltopdf.org/) It is free and lightweight. The downside is; you have to use it from a CLI. But if you do not want to delve into advanced options like javascript delays, debug outputs etc, it's pretty straightforward to use. e.g wkhtmltopdf.exe [site-to-download] [filename.pdf]


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Just to let you know I am just starting to use Light Room 5 to create a photo book. If I remember correctly, the photo book creation was added to Light Room starting with version 4, so if you have Light Room software, it has to version 4 or 5. It has really good options and lets you upload to Blub.com for printing - this is what I've read in the help file, ...


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For a family vacation in 2003, I used my usual thumnail and image file management program (ThumbsPlus, if you care, but I'm not here to recommend a product but describe an approach to this problem) to print all the pictures, 4-up on a page, with ID numbers. The quarter-page was just a little smaller than the normal print, and I could take care of a small ...


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I feel to suggest you DiffMerge. It runs (even) on Windows and, similarly to WinMerge and Devart Code Compare, has a nice GUI. Comparing it to WinMerge, I personally think DiffMerge is better at file diff while WinMerge wins hands down at folder diff. As for Devart Code Compare, DiffMerge offers several features for free (for example it offers 3-way text ...


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