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Sunday, 16 March 2008

Get more PDF power with pdfsam

I once found a free PDF ebook that that is downloadable chapter by chapter. Brilliant, I thought. The whole book would probably take a long time to download. Then after I got all the chapters, I realised that getting them combined into a book would easier for keeping.

Before that I heard about a software that can combine different PDF files together, PDF Split and Merge (pdfsam). I tracked it down, downloaded it and put to work. Seconds later, the seperate chapters became a complete book.


To tell you the truth, I was sceptical about pdfsam the first time I heard of it. All I know was PDF is pretty much an airtight thing, i.e. there's probably nothing we can do with it besides opening and reading it. But pdfsam proved me wrong. It can also take out any page out of a PDF document and save it as another PDF document. The interface is simple to understand even for a first time user. pdfsam is an essential tool for anyone who works with lots of PDFs.

pdfsam requires Java for Windows to work, so make sure you've got installed first.

7 comments:

ieka said...

wahh bagus bagus.. nampak menarik.. boleh try.. kat ofis aku mmg byk gune pdf..

rol said...

Apa kata kau guna dan blog tentang pdfsam ni?

ieka said...

aku dah dload 2 files; beta 1.0 and 1.4 if not mistaken. tapi aku tak tahu la mana satu nak execute dlm zip file tu..byk betul file... and tak rajin plak tu membaca step satu per satu..hahah tgkler nnati bila rajin gune baru aku share ape cerita..:D

rol said...

Kena download pdfsam basic 0.7 stable release 1, Win32 installer, ka.

mnm said...

great freeware...
i've used them before for my lecture notes...
as i'm using LaTeX to produce pdf document, pdfsam helps me to combine some individual notes i've made into one...

rol said...

mnm, sifu,

You gotta teach me how to use LaTeX... onegai shimasu...

Anonymous said...

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