Archive for February 27, 2003

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Stitching Together PDFs

BusyBee OS X:

The command above will basically create one outputfile called outputpdf.pdf that consists of pdf1.pdf and pdf2.pdf. You can replace pdf1.pdf with *.pdf and it will grab all the pdf files and output one pdf.


James Houston shows how to make the keyboard shortcuts in Cocoa applications more consistent.

BBEdit Elements

I like TextWrangler. It’s much more capable than BBEdit Lite, so it’s plenty of text editor for a lot of people. BBEdit Lite was too good to give away. $50 for TextWrangler seems fair all around, although I think Bare Bones should have included AppleScript support instead of C programming features. My guess is that programmers will want the extra features that are available in BBEdit, anyway.

There’s been some grousing on the message boards to the effect that free tools duplicate many of TextWrangler’s features. These people might also enjoy the free tool that duplicates many of Photoshop’s features.

Quote of the Day

Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all. —Douglas Adams