I'm writing some kind of a notebook using
I have a lot of notes.
(EDIT: Like, a lot.
Almost one per day for the past couple years.
They range from very short, single line, notes to very long ones including equations, figures, references, web links, etc.)
In order not to recompile all notes whenever I add a new note (EDIT: I used to have a single tex file, but it was becoming too large, and compiling too slow), I now put them into separate folders (EDIT: e.g., YYYY/MM/DD/note.tex), compile only the new ones, and then merge the PDFs together using
gs. (EDIT: I'm running
"gs -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOUTPUTFILE=Notebook.pdf -dBATCH "+full_filenames where I build
Everything is pretty smooth, but the merge is pretty slow.
Is there a way to rapidly merge many PDFs together?
(EDIT: I tried
pdftk before, it's definitely faster, but the merged pdf is huge!)
EDIT: Another reason why I split the big notebook into many folders, is that I have a now a small handwriting device, so I also take notes manually now, and I would like to merge all pdfs, from LaTeX and the handwriting software, into a single pdf.
EDIT: Sorry for being sentimental, but thanks for the help guys, I really appreciate!