PDF Documents Manipulation Software options

Vincent DEFERT 20.100 at defert.com
Thu Apr 23 08:13:53 UTC 2020

I use PDF SAM Basic for this, it's a Java application and it works great 
under FreeBSD.

You can download the "Portable Archive" for Linux 
(https://pdfsam.org/download-pdfsam-basic/), remove its 'runtime' 
subdirectory (Linux and FreeBSD already have openjdk available, 3rd 
-party applications shouldn't ship with a JRE, anyway) and customize 
(read: simplify) bin/pdfsam.sh.

I haven't created a port for it because I didn't know other people would 
be interested, and also because I don't know the impacts of the GNU 
AFFERO v3 license it uses, but it would technically be easy.

On 22/04/2020 15:14, Jordan <freebsd at jdev.sent.com> wrote:
> I need PDF software that can add pages, remove pages, extract pages and redact.
> All of the PDF ports I have found are simply viewers and don't allow manipulations of the PDF in a single packaged GUI application. I work with hundreds of PDFs each day so I cannot work within a CLI to manipulate the pages. I do a lot of extracting of pages into a new PDF by dragging and dropping pages from PDF software to a GUI file manager such as Thunar.
> Any suggestions that you use or have heard that works with FreeBSD?
> Thank you in advance.
> --
> Jordan

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