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Author Topic: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)  (Read 5260 times)

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merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)

I would like a program to join different types of files without effort.
Able to insert in the middle of a doc a eml file, or a xls file. any type of document .
Join documents.
Some similar to pdftkbuilder, but with any type of files, not only pdf.

Best Regards

Note : only documents files of course. May be possible insert even an avi in a doc file, or a mp3, but i am not interested in this. Only documents types. :-*
« Last Edit: September 16, 2013, 03:16:24 PM by Contro »

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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 03:19:50 PM »
Simplest free suggestion:
Use LibreOffice to open a Text document, and use readers for all other formats, then copy/paste at will into the LibreOffice text document 8)
Gives highest accuracy and biggest flexibility :up:

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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2013, 03:23:53 PM »
I was thinking in something like this

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=8I4eKvQzikI     :P

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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2013, 03:25:29 PM »
Simplest free suggestion:
Use LibreOffice to open a Text document, and use readers for all other formats, then copy/paste at will into the LibreOffice text document 8)
Gives highest accuracy and biggest flexibility :up:

What libreoffice verrsion and what readers ?
I have an old version of OpenOffice 2.4.1
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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2013, 03:44:31 AM »
What libreoffice verrsion and what readers ?

-the important part was not "readers", but "copy and paste":

Use LibreOffice to create a document, and keep it open, then copy from whatever other document, and paste into that document.

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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2013, 03:50:58 AM »
I was thinking in something like this

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=8I4eKvQzikI     :P

why not that? (gdoc fusion?)
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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2013, 06:30:54 AM »

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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2013, 06:32:57 AM »
What libreoffice verrsion and what readers ?

-the important part was not "readers", but "copy and paste":

Use LibreOffice to create a document, and keep it open, then copy from whatever other document, and paste into that document.


I download six times libreoffice.org but the installer gives me errors. So I download from other sources like softonic and finally is installed.

I would like to know other alternatives of these types of programs.
Via copy-paste is not so powerful like with gDoc fusion that is simply drag and drop. Group. Insert. Modify even .

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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2013, 12:57:46 PM »
Really don't exists more alternatives ?

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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2013, 01:36:13 PM »
Another way would be to change all the parts to a common format.. like PDF as example.  Open each document and print it using one of those printer drivers that outputs PDF or whatever output format you want.  Then put all the pieces together.

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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2013, 01:49:04 PM »
Another way would be to change all the parts to a common format.. like PDF as example.  Open each document and print it using one of those printer drivers that outputs PDF or whatever output format you want.  Then put all the pieces together.

I read too quickly,  and for a moment there I thought you were going to suggest printing the files on paper - then physically cutting them up and glueing them together :D
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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2013, 02:08:40 PM »
I was thinking in something like this

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=8I4eKvQzikI     :P

why not that? (gdoc fusion?)

It's only a trial.
 :P

is it actually available to buy anywhere? (I couldnt find it).

Vaguely related:
I owned a copy of JAWs (PDF creater) - it was taken over by gDocs, I see it's no longer available for purchase. They seem to concentrate on the OEM market now (not sure which OEM market).
Tom

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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2013, 01:02:59 PM »
Another way would be to change all the parts to a common format.. like PDF as example.  Open each document and print it using one of those printer drivers that outputs PDF or whatever output format you want.  Then put all the pieces together.

I read too quickly,  and for a moment there I thought you were going to suggest printing the files on paper - then physically cutting them up and glueing them together :D

If all else fails there's Elmer's Glue-All.  ;)

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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2013, 05:04:14 PM »
I was thinking in something like this

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=8I4eKvQzikI     :P

why not that? (gdoc fusion?)

It's only a trial.
 :P

is it actually available to buy anywhere? (I couldnt find it).

Vaguely related:
I owned a copy of JAWs (PDF creater) - it was taken over by gDocs, I see it's no longer available for purchase. They seem to concentrate on the OEM market now (not sure which OEM market).

In my vice for software I had downloaded a gDoc Fusion trial some time ago. I can hang somewhere for you.
Now I observ in the web they have derived to even more powerful software.
 :-*

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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2013, 05:06:22 PM »
Another way would be to change all the parts to a common format.. like PDF as example.  Open each document and print it using one of those printer drivers that outputs PDF or whatever output format you want.  Then put all the pieces together.

I read too quickly,  and for a moment there I thought you were going to suggest printing the files on paper - then physically cutting them up and glueing them together :D

If all else fails there's Elmer's Glue-All.  ;)

that's the point.
I am using some time ago pdftkbuilder with good results to split or collage, but the powerful options drag and drop for gDoc I haven't seen in other programs.

You can split or collate pdf with many other apps.


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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2013, 05:38:26 PM »
I was looking for conversion programmes today (for ESRI files). I only found one - it doesn't even do what you want Contro - but it converts 342 different filetypes. They (or their suppliers) dont even list a price - so I know it's out of my league.... (FWIW http://www.safe.com/fme/format-search/#!)


In my vice for software I had downloaded a gDoc Fusion trial some time ago. [...]
Now I observ in the web they have derived to even more powerful software.

I haven't seen it in a more 'powerful' version anywhere - their 'Binder' software is maybe like a dumbed down version.
Maybe it was just too buggy to maintain.
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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2013, 05:42:50 PM »
I was looking for conversion programmes today (for ESRI files). I only found one - it doesn't even do what you want Contro - but it converts 342 different filetypes. They (or their suppliers) dont even list a price - so I know it's out of my league.... (FWIW http://www.safe.com/fme/format-search/#!)


In my vice for software I had downloaded a gDoc Fusion trial some time ago. [...]
Now I observ in the web they have derived to even more powerful software.

I haven't seen it in a more 'powerful' version anywhere - their 'Binder' software is maybe like a dumbed down version.
Maybe it was just too buggy to maintain.

I'll take a good look
Best Regards

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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2013, 05:57:43 PM »
I was looking for conversion programmes today (for ESRI files). I only found one - it doesn't even do what you want Contro - but it converts 342 different filetypes. They (or their suppliers) dont even list a price - so I know it's out of my league.... (FWIW http://www.safe.com/fme/format-search/#!)


In my vice for software I had downloaded a gDoc Fusion trial some time ago. [...]
Now I observ in the web they have derived to even more powerful software.

I haven't seen it in a more 'powerful' version anywhere - their 'Binder' software is maybe like a dumbed down version.
Maybe it was just too buggy to maintain.

It seems a very serious program and have a Free 14-day Trial Download
But I think is not in my line. It seems complicated and very complex for me.
For enterprises with many branchs and workers. I am only ONE !!!!!!!

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Re: merge different types of documents (xls, eml, doc, docx, pdf, etc.)
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2013, 04:36:05 AM »
"I haven't seen it in a more 'powerful' version anywhere - their 'Binder' software is maybe like a dumbed down version.
Maybe it was just too buggy to maintain. "

Maybe. Because there are no alternatives similar.
In my experience with the trial i have no problem, but I use in simple situations with doc, xls and pdf
 :-*

I will continue trying to find alternatives and libreoffice is adopted
Best Regards