PDFSAM 2.2.2

pdfsam is an open source tool (GPL license) designed to handle pdf files. It`s written in Java and it provides a Graphical interface (GUI) and a shell interface (Console). It`s platform independent and it runs on every platform where a Java Virtual Machine is available. It’s released in 2 versions, basic and enhanced, both open source and it has been tested on various versions of Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux distributions and MacOS X. pdfsam basic A simple tool designed to split and merge pdf files. With it’s simple and intuitive interface you can:


  • split your pdf documents (into chapters, single pages, etc.).

  • merge many pdf documents or subsections of them.

  • extract sections of your document into a single pdf document.

  • mix alternate pages taken from two pdf documents in straight or reverse order into a single document.

  • rotate pages of the selected pdf documents.

  • visually reorder pages of a selected pdf document.

  • visually compose a document dragging pages from selected pdf documents.

  • save and load your environment to automatize your recurrent jobs.

  • manage pdfsam settings and set an environment to load at start up.


pdfsam enhanced A powerful tool to manage more than pages order in pdf documents. It is a basic version enhanced with features that allow to:

  • encrypt your pdf files (RC40 bits, RC128 bits, AES128 bits) and set permissions on them.

  • add a pdf front or back cover (or both) to your pdf documents.

  • decrypt pdf documents.

  • extract attachments from your pdf documents.

  • set viewer options to a document to tell the viewer application how should open the document.

  • set the metadata of a document (author, title, subject and keywords).


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2.2.1 [03-27-12]

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