Last Updated on July 24, 2023
Pdftk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. If PDF is electronic paper, then pdftk is an electronic stapler-remover, hole-punch, binder, secret-decoder-ring, and X-Ray-glasses.
Pdftk is a front end to the iText library. It’s capable of splitting, merging, encrypting, decrypting, uncompressing, recompressing, and repairing PDFs. It can also be used to manipulate watermarks, metadata, and forms.
It’s a very versatile toolkit.
- Merge PDF documents.
- Split PDF pages into a new document.
- Decrypt input as necessary (password required).
- Encrypt output as desired.
- Fill PDF Forms with FDF Data and/or Flatten Forms.
- Apply a Background Watermark.
- Report PDF on metrics, including metadata and bookmarks.
- Update PDF Metadata.
- Attach Files to PDF Pages or the PDF Document.
- Unpack PDF Attachments.
- Burst a PDF document into single pages.
- Uncompress and re-compress page streams.
- Repair corrupted PDF (where possible).
Developer: Sid Steward
License: GNU General Public License v2.0
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