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PDF Split and Merge

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PDFsam Basic
Developer(s)Andrea Vacondio
Initial releaseJune 29, 2008 (2008-06-29)
Stable release
5.2.3[1] / 29 April 2024; 2 months ago (29 April 2024)
Repositorygithub.com/torakiki/pdfsam
Written inJava, JavaFX
Operating systemCross-platform
PlatformJava
TypePDF utility
LicenseAGPLv3 for v3, GPLv2 for previous versions 2.x
Websitepdfsam.org

PDFsam Basic or PDF Split and Merge is a free and open-source cross-platform desktop application to split, merge, extract pages, rotate and mix PDF documents. PDFsam uses a freemium model and encourages buying the full version with popups.

Distribution system[edit]

PDFsam Basic is a desktop application freely accessible both as source and compiled code. It is available as a MSI package for 32-bit and 64-bit MS Windows, .dmg for macOS, .deb package for Debian based Linux distributions, and ZIP bundle for power users' convenience.

Functionalities[edit]

  • Merge PDF files selecting entire documents or subsections of them. It provides a number of settings to let the user decide what to do in case the original PDF files contain Acro Forms (Acrobat forms) or an outline (bookmarks) and it can generate a table of contents, normalize pages size and page margins and add blank pages.
  • Split PDF files in a number of ways:
    • After every page, even pages or odd pages
    • After a given set of page numbers
    • Every n pages
    • By bookmark level
    • By size, where the generated files will roughly have the specified size
  • Rotate PDF files where multiple files can be rotated, either every page or a selected set of pages (i.e. Mb).
  • Extract pages from multiple PDF files
  • Mix PDF files where a number of PDF files are merged, taking pages alternately from them
  • Save and restore of the workspace

Architecture[edit]

PDFsam Basic is written in Java and JavaFX. PDFsam Basic relies on Sejda SDK, an open source and task oriented Java library to edit PDF files and SAMBox, a PDFBox fork.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Release 5.2.3". 29 April 2024. Retrieved 23 May 2024.

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