Nowadays, PDF has become the de facto exchange file format for most documents. Whenever you need to send a document to someone using a smartphone, a Linux PC, a Windows PC or a Mac, by sending a PDF file, you'll be confident that your recipient will be able to open and read it.
Till date, under Linux, I haven't found a simple tool able to generate a PDF file in one click from a selection of miscellaneous documents like :
- a serie of scanned pages
- some office documents (doc, docx, odf, xls, …)
- some text files
- some photos (.jpg, .png, ...)
This article explains how to setup a desktop environment under Linux which will allow you to convert any set of documents to a single multi-pages PDF document. All documents will be merged in alphabetical order according to their filename. Conversion will be accessible straight from the comfort of your Linux file manager (Nautilus, …).