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I'm writing a report, where I need to include some large PDF files as the appendix. I tried using this command:

\includepdf[pages={1-},scale=0.75]{myfile.pdf}[H]

In the pdfpages package, but it seems to work as a copy of the PDF. In stead I need to include the PDF content. This way, the styling of the original document is kept, and it's clear that the included file is a seperate document.

EDIT: To clarify, The mother-document should not lose it's styling. This includes header, footer, page numbering etc. The included PDF document should be split up, such that each page is compressed a little, to accommodate for this, so that it's clear that the included page is just that - included. I also intend to wrap the content of each included PDF fil,e in a small frame or similar. Hope this clarifies.

I also tried using \includegraphics, but this doesn't seem to be allowed to span several pages.

Is there a way I can achieve this? Any help is appreciated.

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    It isn't clear what you want. A pdf file is already typeset so line breaking fonts colours etc are fixed you can not include it and inherit the styling of the current docuemnt. Also what is [H] doing? – David Carlisle Apr 19 '15 at 14:50
  • the best you can do is to make your currente document style as the pdf style. – touhami Apr 19 '15 at 14:54
  • I have edited the question to clarify. [H] is used to anchor the document, to where it's placed, i.e. included where I decide it is, and not where Latex thinks it's best. – Andersnk Apr 19 '15 at 14:55
  • no need for [H] – touhami Apr 19 '15 at 14:56
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    you can use the pagecommand key to set the pagestyle and you can scale the pages, see the documentation of includepdf. – Ulrike Fischer Apr 19 '15 at 15:00
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I was able to resovle the issue with the following command. (Credits to Ulrike Fischer, for pointing me in the right direction)

\includepdf[pages={1-},scale=0.8,pagecommand={\thispagestyle{fancy}},frame]{myfile.pdf}
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