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Is it possible to join pdf files with MATLAB?

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Mr M.
Mr M. on 29 Dec 2017
Commented: Jennifer Toney on 31 Aug 2021
Is it possible to join pdf outputs (plots or pictures/images) into a single pdf file with MATLAB?
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Rik
Rik on 29 Dec 2017
I don't know an easy way with Matlab, but you can trivially solve this with pdfLaTeX. You can even build this file with Matlab.
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\begin{document}
\includepdf[pages=-]{name_of_pdf_file1.pdf}
\includepdf[pages=-]{name_of_pdf_file2.pdf}
\end{document}
(the pages=- switch means that it will include all pages, not just the first)
Save this as a .tex file, install MikTeX (or any other package manager) and run pdflatex your_file_name.tex in your command prompt (or with system from Matlab)

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Jan
Jan on 29 Dec 2017
What are the inputs? Existing PDF files or a set of figures? For the latter, you can print to a PS file with the '-append' flag at first and use the free GhostScript to convert the PS to a PDF file. This is done e.g. in the famous export_fig also.
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Mr M.
Mr M. on 5 Apr 2018
raster images, but I want to control the pdf image representation and compression

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Abhishek Shahi
Abhishek Shahi on 31 Aug 2021
if you intend you merge several pdf files into one, use my code pdfmerge.

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