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I have a bunch of text files, images and pdf files which I want to convert into a single pdf file. How do I do it?

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Take a look at this answer: askubuntu.com/a/302927/147044 –  Radu Rădeanu Jun 4 '13 at 8:30
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Well, you can do convert image1.jpg image2.png text.txt PDFfile.pdf outputFileName.pdf. It worked for me, but the problem is it converts the text.txt file into an image, so you can't highlight the text in the resulting pdf. –  Alaa Jun 4 '13 at 8:46
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@Alaa you should post this as an answer rather than a comment. Simple, concise and on the money. –  LIttle Ancient Forest Kami Dec 14 '13 at 2:10
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If you're willing to use a terminal, you can do:

convert image1.jpg image2.png text.txt PDFfile.pdf outputFileName.pdf

It worked for me, but the problem is it converts the text.txt file into an image, so you can't highlight the text in the resulting pdf.

(this is @Alaa's comment converted to a Community Wiki answer)

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Install pdftk

sudo apt-get install pdftk

Pdftk

If PDF is electronic paper, then pdftk is an electronic staple-remover, hole-punch, binder, secret-decoder-ring, and X-Ray-glasses. Pdftk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents.

You can create pdf files from text or images with Libre Office then to stitch these togeter with other pdf files

pdftk 1.pdf 2.pdf 3.pdf cat output 123.pdf

It can also

  • Split PDF Pages into a New Document

  • Rotate PDF Pages or Documents

and a lot more besides

More details here: Ubuntu Geek: List of PDF Editing tools

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There is a GUI for pdftk. See my answer. –  landroni Mar 26 at 9:23
    
This doesn't work for concatenating images with PDFs though, right? –  Garrett May 28 at 21:52
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@Garret. No but there are several ways of converting an image to pdf, using covert for example or just print to pdf from many programs. Once the image is a pdf then you can use pdftk to join them together. –  Warren Hill May 29 at 7:22
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I use PDF-Shuffler for this kind of use, it works great.

sudo apt-get install pdfshuffler

It is a graphical tool. You simply load all the pdf files you want to fuse. You can change the page order as you wish.

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Can you include instructions on how to do what the OP wants? –  Seth Jan 6 at 4:12
    
It is done. :-) –  cochisebt Jan 6 at 4:24
    
I would downvote, but have not enough rep. PDF-Shuffler accepts only PDF files. Question also included image files and text files. –  borisdiakur Jan 31 at 12:17
    
With Libreoffice you can convert text files to pdf. As it is also possible to insert image files in Libreoffice, then convert in pdf. Once everything is in pdf, Pdf-Shuffler can do the job. But I don't think one software can do all the job at once. –  cochisebt Jan 31 at 15:24
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Try PDF Chain:

PDF Chain is a graphical user interface for the PDF Toolkit (PDFtk). The GUI supports all common features of the command line tool in a comfortable way.

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You can install it either from the default repos, or get the latest and greatest from PDF Chain PPA.

sudo apt-get install pdfmod

Or PDF Mod:

PDF Mod is a simple application for modifying PDF documents.

You can reorder, rotate, and remove pages, export images from a document, edit the title, subject, author, and keywords, and combine documents via drag and drop.

sudo apt-get install pdfmod

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See also:

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But can this concatenate text files, images and PDF files, as in the question? –  Garrett May 28 at 21:35
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You can convert the text files (say, Print to PDF) or the images (via convert) to PDF, and then use that. –  landroni May 29 at 4:53
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Install Master PDF editor. The tool offers creating, merging and extracting PDF files. Check here for details about master PDF editor and installing it on Ubuntu

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Master PDF Editor is not free. –  Force Nov 18 '13 at 9:20
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