I have had a lot of success using pdftk it comes in 3 versions, (Free GUI, Server/Command Line and Pro GUI) has the following features:
GUI Interface ("Free" & "Pro") but both versions include the command line "Server" version
Command Line/Server Interface (included in installation of both GUI versions)
Make a pdf from specific pages of an existing pdf (...
A PDF splitter is a piece of software that takes a PDF file as input and outputs more PDF files that contain only a set of pages or a single page.
For this you could use PDFsam.
free and open-source
platform independent (Java based)
splits PDF files
merges PDF files
You can then merge only specific PDF files (the pages that you want).
PDFSam Basic seems to meet your requirements
Free and open-source
Can rotate, cut, merge, save
It is available for Windows and Mac OS X.
PDFSam also have an enhanced paid version with more features.
There are also some reviews talking positively about it.
PDFsam (PDF Split and Merge) is well worth trying if you need to
You can make a copy of a PDF file without certain pages using a virtual PDF printer like doPDF.
runs on Windows
Open the PDF in your favorite viewer and print it to doPDF. The page selection dialog will differ based on your PDF viewer.
You select a single page by its number or an interval by limits (10-20). Pages and intervals are ...
The non-free solution is Adobe Acrobat. Not Adobe Reader.
Open a PDF file, open the Tools pane from the right, Pages category and select Delete Pages. Enter page range and click Delete.
Save the PDF with Ctrl+S.
You can try:
Free PDF Editor (supports *.fpe files)
Linux (you can always emulate it or use it from live CD such as Knoppix or using Docker):
Not editors, but have some functions to do some minor changes to PDF files:
Other solution could include:
AbiWord by importing PDF into editable word processing ...
For interactive pdf editing I would suggest installing LibreOffice which can edit most pdf files and write pdf files.
Note that pdf files from some sources, such as most scanners and some software, do not contain any text and instead contain either images of each page, the vectors to draw the text, or more than one of these - such files are never going to ...
The best one I have found is the PDFmod. It is free and easy to use. It is slow but it's so easy to use and works for anything I need. You can even combine PDF files. You can find it in the software manager. I went to the web page, but it's not working. If you have Linux Mint or Ubuntu it's in the software manager.
Here is a link to the Ubuntu page maybe ...
In addition to the above answers –
you can achieve the result only using PDF printer (if you already have it).
In case if you do not have any of special tools (and do not want to install them) , and your PDF is only plain one (without hyperlinks, forms, etc.) then you can simply use your PDF viewer (e.g. Adobe Reader) with PDF printer (e.g. PDF Creator) ...
You definitely must try out PDFill Free PDF Tools
functions to merge, split, reorder, delete, encrypt, decrypt, rotate, crop and reformat PDF pages, to add information, header, footer and watermark, to convert images to PDF, PDF to images or PostScript to PDF, to delete, flatten and list form fields, to scan to pdf, to create transparent image, and more.
You may try to use LibreOffice to convert first the PDF into an ODT file that is of course editable.
If the PDF has not a very sophisticated format the conversion is pretty good.
Free, open source.
Warning: The fonts may look different from the original, and capitalization is often off.
So far I have been using Xournal for this purpose and I am quite happy with it.
It essentially allows you to draw on top of the PDF using text and primitive drawing routines.
Regarding your criteria:
Linux – yes
GUI – yes
additions-only – yes
responsiveness – I haven’t had any challenging cases yet, but so far everything works fine.
gratis – yes
Obviously, there are not that many open source options for PDF editing. However, you might try vector graphics editor Inkscape - free, open source and multi-platform (including GNU/Linux). However, AFAIK, it doesn't directly support editing existing multi-page PDF documents (seems that it works with single page). Having said that, if you're creating a PDF ...
Yes, at least three come to mind (partly copied from my own answer at https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/a/31158/22778):
That is the tool I use for larger PDFs and bulk operation. It's great for splitting, concatenating and rotating PDFs. I use krop (see below) for cropping.
Install with apt-...
The trick that you can use is to edit your text on your phone in "plain text" using one of the mark up languages that includes support for mathematical mark-up examples include ReStructuredText and markdown, there are cheat sheets galore on the net for both. Saving them to a location that you can access from your computer and using a tool to generate the ...
I did my homeworks and dig out an answer for myself. I write it down hoping someone else might find it useful. Yet any suggestions will be very welcome and appreciated.
After tried more of the available apps, I came out with 3 that caught my attention and deserve some words:
Xodo PDF reader/editor;
Foxit MobilePDF lite;
PDF Reader Classic (I think is the ...
I would suggest taking a look at Elsevier's Mendeley research paper sharing and management software, and its desktop client specifically. Note that it is a lot more than just a PDF annotation tool it is a research tool that covers a lot more areas.
It allows you to annotate PDF files with:
General Notes i.e. notes on the whole file
Sticky Notes i.e. notes ...
Okular supported annotations for some time, but since recently, you can also save the annotated PDF using the native PDF annotation format. You can mark specific text passages and add a comment to this; you can also place comments not anchored to a specific text and draw freehand or straight lines, polygons, and ellipses. I recently used this for annotating ...
NAPS2 is a free, open source Windows application (with experimental Linux support in beta), available in both installer and portable forms. I believe it does everything you want it to. While it was originally intended for scanning, you can import a PDF (drag and drop) and then add, remove, and reorder pages. You can then reexport as PDF. If you want to ...
You can try DeftPDF. It's a web-based PDF editor and converter online and has functions similar to the site you mentioned. It's free on most tools that involve editing and converting. So far, the only tool that has a fee is the PDF translator, which only asks for a fee when you upload something lengthy but the rest is all free.
You can redact image pdf files using LibreOffice Draw:
Free, Gratis & Open Source
If you have to have a web interface there are a number of projects looking at running LibreOffice in a web browser - possibly your best bet would be to take a look at Open365 which should allow you to host your own online LibreOffice from a docker image.
OpenOffice/LibreOffice can export any document as a PDF file.
OO/LO can also create PDF forms, at least well enough to be able to programmatically fill them out using PHP and FDF..
The "signing" of a PDF file is an Adobe thing as far as I can tell. Of course, you could use gpg/pgp and sign documents with your public/private key pair...
If you are wanting to work with with a commercial OCR SDK you could check out the LEADTOOLS OCR SDK. You can easily OCR a document in just few lines of code, see below.
// Initialize the OCR engine
ocrEngine = OcrEngineManager.CreateEngine(OcrEngineType.Advantage,
// Startup the engine
ocrEngine.Startup(null, null, null, @"C:\LEADTOOLS 19\Bin\Common\...
Master PDF Editor is a very capable PDF editor. It can do what you ask and much more. The Linux version is free for non commercial use.
Master PDF Editor provides you advanced functions for working with PDF format:
• Create new PDF or edit existing ones.
• Add and/or edit bookmarks in PDF files.
• Fast and simple PDF forms fill out.
• Changing font ...