Just a quickie, this morning I needed to post the monthly payroll calendars for 2007 to our website. These calendars are created using Word’s calendar template and are then sent to me for conversion to PDF and publishing. This year I was able to handle the task a little differently.
I opened the 12 page doc file in OpenOffice and exported it to PDF. There wasn’t a clear way to save each page as an individual file so my output was a single PDF. I needed a fast and easy way to split the pages up for publishing. I remembered some chatter on the GNHLUG list regarding pdftk so I installed it, took a brief look at the man page and did the following:
pdftk Calender2007.pdf burst output ~/tmp/%02d-2007.pdf
Poof! Calendar split out to 12 files named 01-2007.pdf, 02-2007.pdf and so on.
This saved time and eliminated the annoyance factor completely! The tools available for Linux blow my mind, these are programs I never would have even heard of when I was strictly Windows. Change is GOOD.