PDF Documents Manipulation Software options

Rand Pritelrohm rand.pritelrohm at gmx.com
Thu Apr 23 08:45:50 UTC 2020

On 2020-04-22 at 15:14(-0700),
Jordan <freebsd at jdev.sent.com> wrote:

>I need PDF software that can add pages, remove pages, extract pages and
>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.

Hi there!

You can also do some operations (select pages, reorder them, add
stamps/watermarks etc.) with LaTeX to have a final unique and consistant single
The package to use is includepdf and eso-pic for stamping/watermarking.
You can write a piece of shell script to fully automate the process (i.e select
input files and pages) of editing the .tex file and so do a kind of batch
With LaTex you can furthermore edit keywords and metadatas.

Hope it will help.


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