Merging pdf without ghostscript

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Hi all, Is it possible to merge pdfs in matlab without using ghostscript? Thanks!
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Bereketab Gulai
Bereketab Gulai on 27 Jan 2020
You say that you solved the issue using VBA code, could you share that VBA script, at least the basic structure.

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Guillaume on 17 Jul 2017
Matlab has no built-in pdf handling capabilities and if it had it would likely use ghostscript behind the scene, so you've left with:
  • finding an alternative to ghostscript. ghostscript is the only open source pdf handling library I know.
  • write your own pdf handling code using the standard. Good luck with that, you'll be better off with ghostscript.
Eric Zhao
Eric Zhao on 3 Aug 2017
I solved the issue by letting Matlab executing vba code.

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Benjamin Großmann
Benjamin Großmann on 22 Mar 2021
Four years later ... I contributed a tiny function to FEX to merge multiple pdfs without third party tools:

Bereketab Gulai
Bereketab Gulai on 28 Jan 2020
You can still use Ghostscript along with append_pdfs.
  1. Install GS on your machine or get copy of it is files
  2. Store gs files with your application
  3. Copy append_pdfs and modify gs path to indicate where you hava gs...exe
  4. Use append_pdfs like usual
Tested VBA Code but it requires Adobe Standard or Pro, which not suitable.


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