Transitional package for pdftk, a tool for manipulating PDF documents
  15 reviews

PDFtk is no longer available in Debian. This package enables an upgrade to pdftk-java, a port of PDFtk to Java. This package can be safely removed.

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 simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. Keep one in the top drawer of your desktop and use it to:
- 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)
Latest reviews
maijuin 3 years ago

works great

amzer_zo 4 years ago

Handy command line utility

davagui 6 years ago

This program is greatly usefu! It's command line only, so open a Terminal and type "pdftk --help" or "man pdftk" and you'll have the options explained.

ghuehl 6 years ago

Can't say anything about it. Unable to start application after installation due to missing starter.

amanarya 7 years ago

couldnt find it after installation

fotonix 8 years ago

Can be useful. I tried it to fill in a PDF form, but the file seems to be a mess.

slinkeepie 8 years ago

Used it to merge 2 PDF pages into 1 page, worked great!

adnanalbuali 8 years ago

doesn't work on mint. Instructions are for Windows and MAC only

chthonic 8 years ago

command line onlyz!!

linuxfan 9 years ago

Only easy way to combine PDFs that I know of: pdftk "input1.pdf" "input2.pdf" cat output 'output.pdf'

MajorGrubert 10 years ago

Le seul programme du genre qui fait tout ce qu'il doit faire parmi ceux que j'ai essayés, en particulier reconstruit les liens internes dans les pdf (renvois aux notes de bas de page par exemple) ce que ne font pas les autres que j'ai essayés mais attention ne fonctionne qu'en ligne de commande

rogerslurchers 10 years ago

Use from command line, see the man page

ben_le_sphinx 10 years ago

no viewver

pilot824 11 years ago

Never installed properly after trying 5 times. Couldnt find it in the Menu, even using search

limulus 11 years ago

VERY powerful and easy to use PDF tools that can do many tasks you would otherwise need Acrobat for.