I’m busy creating a newsletter using pages with source text from DTPO. The thing is set up such that each 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper contains four pages (5.5 x 8.5). The pagination is such that for a 12-page issue the top side of the first sheet of paper has pg 12 on the left and pg 1 on the right. The bottom side will have pg 2 on the left and pg 11 on the right, and so on. When printed and folded down the middle, you have a “brochure”-sized newsletter.
Some readers have requested to have PDF files emailed to them and there’s the problem. Printing this file to PDF causes it to look all out of order.
What I need are a couple of tips on how to split the file into individual pages and then regroup them so that the page order looks normal.
What I’ve been doing is to open the PDF in Preview and crop each side to produce two discrete pages but it’s got to be easier than this.
DEVONthink 2 supports splitting of PDF documents (see Edit > Split Document), insertion of blank pages (Edit > Insert Blank Page), merging of PDF documents (see Data > Merge) and copying/pasting of selected pages (e.g. see contextual menu of PDF thumbnail sidebar).
You can also use “Data > New from clipboard” after copying pages to create new documents.
I don’t know about the PDF thumbnail sidebar. What/where is it?
Updated info: There seems to be a misunderstanding about what exactly a PDF is. Based on my own experience and what I’ve read on the web, a PDF document is rich in graphics and other things and is usually an image rather than a straight RTF type of file.
In the context of DTPO and your comment above, it seems that DTPO thinks that the text overlay is the PDF document and that overlay ignores any graphics.
In my own case today I scanned a bunch of pages into a file. This file consisted of three pages of receipts from three separate stores. I want to file each receipt into its appropriate folder. Actually, what I want to file is the scanned image, and I cannot split the scanned image into three separate pages. For that it seems that I have to do multiple crops within Preview. I don’t specifically need just the text but rather the picture of the receipt so I can print it in case I need to prove something. When selecting an image I cannot do an Edit > Split Document from within PTPO, which I was hoping I could do.