At work, we have binders that each are made up of about 90 printed out RTF documents. Each RTF document has about 3 pages.
Individual RTF documents are periodically updated. When an update happens, the old RTF document is tossed out of the binder and the new one goes in its place. Occasionally new RTF documents are created and are added to the end of the binder.
I have website access to each RTF file. I would like to abandon the paper binder format and keep everything digital so it is searchable, but I'm finding it is easier to make these changes with printed pages than a digital solution.
My best practice right now is to use Acrobat 7.0 to combine each set of RTF documents into a PDF, with one PDF corresponding to a paper binder. But it takes Acrobat a long time to put all those individual documents together and we have about 20-30 of these binders that get updated. I've also found swapping out pages in my version of Acrobat is not as intuitive as it could be.
I would like for the digital binders to be easily maintained by one person but at the same time be viewable to many people. I like the PDF output because it saves on file size (compared to the poorly formatted RTFs) and they are easily searchable.
Please assume Windows XP.
Is a makefile
a good way to do this? If so, please help with an example script.