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Toolkit for working with PDF documents

'pdftk' is a simple, command line tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. Use it to merge PDF documents, split PDF pages into a new document, decrypt input as necessary (password required), encrypt output as desired, fill PDF forms with FDF data and/or flatten forms, apply a background watermark, report on PDF metrics, update PDF metadata, attach files to PDF pages or the PDF document, unpack PDF attachments, burst a PDF document into single pages, decompress and re-compress page streams, and repair corrupted PDF files where possible.

We link to Debian description and sources of the package, since the upstream website recommends nonfree software for proprietary operating systems.


User manpage included

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Leaders and contributors

Sid Steward Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:sid@accesspdf.com

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 March 2014.


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