If PDF is electronic paper, then pdftk is an electronic stapler-remover, hole-punch, binder, secret-decoder-ring, and X-Ray-glasses. Pdftk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. Keep one in the top drawer of your desktop and use it to:
- Merge PDF documents
- Split PDF pages into a new document
- Decrypt input as necessary (password required)
- Encrypt output as desired
- Burst a PDF document into single pages
- Report PDF on metrics, including metadata and bookmarks
- Uncompress and re-compress page streams
- Repair corrupted PDF (where possible)
Stoney J. writes:
If you work with PDFs much, or would like to, pdftk is a must have. pdftk is a swiss-army-knife for PDF files. You can "burst" a PDF into its constituent pages. You can concatenate page ranges from different PDFs. The list goes on and on.
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