# Include another pdf in a box (and other details)

Some time ago I read a paper that was tightly based on another one. It was from the same authors so they included the previous papers as appendixes. I noticed (and liked) that these appendixes were enclosed in a box.

In my case, I am writing a technical report (report-a) that should include another report (report-b) in its appendix. Both of the are generated by LaTeX.

The result that I am looking for is that report-b appears in the final section of the report-a, inside a box. So far, I can include it with the pdfpages package. I have also managed to include it in a box with fancybox:

\documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article}
\usepackage[final]{pdfpages}
\usepackage{fancybox}

\begin{document}
\section{Test}
hello
\pagebreak
world
\pagebreak

\section{Previous report}
\fancyput(3.25in,-4.5in){%
\setlength{\unitlength}{1in}\fancyoval(7,9.5)
}
\includepdf[pages=-]{reportb.pdf}

\end{document}


I have the following problems with this:

1. Page numbering is confusing: from the includepdf command, page numbering follows the numbering of report-b
2. I would prefer if report-b was scaled down a little bit. I could not find how to do this with pdfpages
3. The report-b is included in the page after the section title, which wastes a whole page. I would prefer if it would start right after the section title.

Any ideas of how to achieve this?

PS: I am not really sure how to tag this question.

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use alternatively \includegraphics. Here an example, which includes the first 20 pages of an external document and each page scaled down to 0.75.

\documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article}
\usepackage{graphicx,pict2e}
\usepackage{fancybox,multido}

\begin{document}
\section{Test}
hello
\pagebreak
world
\pagebreak

\section{Previous report}
\fancyput(3.25in,-4.5in){%
\setlength{\unitlength}{1in}\fancyoval(7,9.5)}
\multido{\iA=1+1}{20}{\fbox{\includegraphics[page=\iA,scale=0.75]{file}}\endgraf}

\end{document}


\fbox is only for demonstrations ...

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@Herbert: What is \endgraf for? –  xport Jan 14 '11 at 13:55
@xport: same as the original \par but in some cases the \par cannot be used. –  Herbert Jan 14 '11 at 14:01
@Herbert: Thank you. With fbox I have no need for fancyput. However, the included images/pages are not centered. Tried a \centering with no success.. –  YuppieNetworking Jan 14 '11 at 14:02
@Yuppie: put the \centering right before \fbox{}. –  xport Jan 14 '11 at 14:11
@Herbert: Thanks. –  xport Jan 14 '11 at 14:12