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Old March 8th 18, 10:42 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default I need to combine PDFs

I'm looking for a freebie program to combine several PDF files.
Danged if I can find one - except for PDFCREATOR - but I can't make it
work. It must be me.

I prefer not to do it through a web site. Rather keep file access
private.

Anyone?
Thanks
Sam
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Old March 8th 18, 11:05 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Andy Burns[_6_]
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Default I need to combine PDFs

wrote:

I'm looking for a freebie program to combine several PDF files.


PDFSAM (split and merge)

https://pdfsam.org/
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Old March 8th 18, 11:16 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Andy Burns[_6_]
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Default I need to combine PDFs

Andy Burns wrote:

https://pdfsam.org/


You only need the free/basic version ...



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Old March 9th 18, 12:29 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware
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Default I need to combine PDFs

Andy Burns wrote:

https://pdfsam.org/


You only need the free/basic version ...


To add to the tribal knowledge for adding and removing pages and
re-ordering pages in a PDF on Windows using freeware ...

I checked my records to find this in my ad-hoc log files for PDFSam.

Disconnect the network when installing because it phones home.
https://pdfsam.org/
https://pdfsam.org/pdfsam-basic/
https://github.com/torakiki/pdfsam/r...sam-v3.3.5.msi

Merge, split, extract pages, rotate and mix your PDF files.
Runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and any other operating system where a
Java Runtime Environment (with JavaFX) version 8 or above is available.
Free and open source since 2006.

It checks for the Java Runtime Environment (it said mine was found),
and then goes by default to C:\Program Files (x86)\PDFsam Basic\

I changed the installation location to C:\app\editor\pspdf\pdfsam
Note that it phones home via the default browser at the end of
installation.

But when I ran pdfsam, it complained it couldn't find the java runtime
environment 1.8.0, which, I didn't feel like debugging, so I deleted
the program.

I'd have to look to see if there is a freeware editor that can combine
PDF files, but on Linux, there's PDFToolkit, which should work on Windows,
does it not?

OK. I see it. Here's my log file for pdftoolkit version 2.02 on Windows.

https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-server/#download
This doesn't require Java or .NET and it doesn't phone home.

When you install it, it gives you this information:
"Please note that PDFtk Server is a command-line program.
You use it by typing commands into the command prompt
or by calling it from a script.
If you would prefer a friendlier, graphical tool for
manipulating PDFs, please try our PDFtk Free at
http://www.pdftk.com

It wants to go into C:\Program Files (x86)\PDFtk Server
I put it in C:\app\editor\pspdf\pdftk_cmd

It then asks you to check this box (which is probably a good thing
for most people, but I use the App Paths registry key instead so that
I keep a clean $PATH):
[x]Add application directory to your environmental path

At the end of the installation it advises:

"You can test PDFtk Server using the Windows command prompt.
pdftk --version

You can find examples of how to use PDFtk Server at:
http://pdflabs.com/docs/pdftk-cli-examples/
You can find complete documentation at:
http://pdflabs.com/docs/pdftk-man-page/

If you would prefer a friendlier, graphical tool for manipulating
PDFs, please try our PDFtk Free at http://www.pdftk.com"

Examples:
Strip out page 13 of a PDF:
pdftk in.pdf cat 1-12 14-end output out.pdf

Just keep page 3 of a PDF:
pdftk in.pdf cat 3 output out.pdf
pdftk in.pdf cat 2 output out.pdf

Going to http://www.pdftk.com it says the graphical utility comes with
the server above, so you might want to install this instead of that!
(Hindsight is so wonderful isn't it!)
- pdftk_server-2.02-win-setup 2,984 KB (cmd-line only)
- pdftk_free-2.02-win-setup.exe 3,601 KB (both GUI & cmd-line)

https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/

This wants to install into C:\Program Files (x86)\PDFtk
Where I put it in C:\app\editor\pspdf\pdfgk_gui
It asks to add the application path to the $PATH environment variable.
And it doesn't phone home when you're done.

I didn't test it further, but I would ask the OP to test it, if it fits his
needs, and to report back for the rest of us to benefit from his efforts.
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Old March 9th 18, 01:31 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default I need to combine PDFs

In article ,
(John K.Eason) wrote:

*From:*
(John K.Eason)
*Date:* Thu, 8 Mar 2018 23:44 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)

I've used the free version of PDFTK for many years for that.
https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/
(I assume it works on W10 as well as W8 and below as it says on the
web site.)


Incidentally, PDFTK does *not* require Java to run as PDFSAM does, although it is
for Windows only.

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John ) Remove the obvious to reply...
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Old March 9th 18, 02:09 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default I need to combine PDFs

On 3/8/2018 7:20 PM, Maurice Helwig wrote:
On 9/03/2018 7:42 AM, wrote:
I'm looking¬* for a freebie program to combine several PDF files.
Danged if I can find one - except for PDFCREATOR - but I can't make it
work.¬* It must be me.

I prefer not to do it through a web site.¬* Rather keep file access
private.

Anyone?
Thanks
Sam

Try
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta...plitmerge.html

Don't mess with the recent version of PDF Creator, I is quite user
unfriendly. If you try to use it to combine PDF files, you print the
file to the PDFCreator printer and when you have all of the files
printed you wish to combine, you combine them into one file. (In 1.7.3
it is done with CNTRl C. or Cntrl A)

I use PDF Creator Version 1.7.3
It can be downloaded at
http://www.filepuma.com/download/pdfcreator_1.7.3-5693/

You can combine files as described for the recent version or, drag the
PDF files to the document window.



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Old March 9th 18, 02:51 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default I need to combine PDFs

On Thu, 8 Mar 2018 20:09:39 -0500, Keith Nuttle
wrote:

On 3/8/2018 7:20 PM, Maurice Helwig wrote:
On 9/03/2018 7:42 AM, wrote:
I'm looking* for a freebie program to combine several PDF files.
Danged if I can find one - except for PDFCREATOR - but I can't make it
work.* It must be me.

I prefer not to do it through a web site.* Rather keep file access
private.

Anyone?
Thanks
Sam

Try
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta...plitmerge.html

Don't mess with the recent version of PDF Creator, I is quite user
unfriendly. If you try to use it to combine PDF files, you print the
file to the PDFCreator printer and when you have all of the files
printed you wish to combine, you combine them into one file. (In 1.7.3
it is done with CNTRl C. or Cntrl A)

I use PDF Creator Version 1.7.3
It can be downloaded at
http://www.filepuma.com/download/pdfcreator_1.7.3-5693/

You can combine files as described for the recent version or, drag the
PDF files to the document window.



My Windows Defender says it blocks this PDFCREATOR
Hmmm

Sam
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Old March 9th 18, 04:32 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Keith Nuttle
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Default I need to combine PDFs

On 3/8/2018 8:51 PM, wrote:
On Thu, 8 Mar 2018 20:09:39 -0500, Keith Nuttle
wrote:

On 3/8/2018 7:20 PM, Maurice Helwig wrote:
On 9/03/2018 7:42 AM,
wrote:
I'm looking¬* for a freebie program to combine several PDF files.
Danged if I can find one - except for PDFCREATOR - but I can't make it
work.¬* It must be me.

I prefer not to do it through a web site.¬* Rather keep file access
private.

Anyone?
Thanks
Sam

Try
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta...plitmerge.html

Don't mess with the recent version of PDF Creator, I is quite user
unfriendly. If you try to use it to combine PDF files, you print the
file to the PDFCreator printer and when you have all of the files
printed you wish to combine, you combine them into one file. (In 1.7.3
it is done with CNTRl C. or Cntrl A)

I use PDF Creator Version 1.7.3
It can be downloaded at
http://www.filepuma.com/download/pdfcreator_1.7.3-5693/

You can combine files as described for the recent version or, drag the
PDF files to the document window.



My Windows Defender says it blocks this PDFCREATOR
Hmmm

Sam

You need a good antivirus program ;-)

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Old March 9th 18, 05:46 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default I need to combine PDFs

avait prťtendu :
I'm looking for a freebie program to combine several PDF files.


I use the free tools from the

http://www.pdfill.com/
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Old March 9th 18, 08:31 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default I need to combine PDFs


"Keith Nuttle" wrote in message
news
On 3/8/2018 8:51 PM, wrote:
On Thu, 8 Mar 2018 20:09:39 -0500, Keith Nuttle
wrote:

On 3/8/2018 7:20 PM, Maurice Helwig wrote:
On 9/03/2018 7:42 AM,
wrote:
I'm looking for a freebie program to combine several PDF files.
Danged if I can find one - except for PDFCREATOR - but I can't make
it
work. It must be me.

I prefer not to do it through a web site. Rather keep file access
private.

Anyone?
Thanks
Sam

Try
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta...plitmerge.html

Don't mess with the recent version of PDF Creator, I is quite user
unfriendly. If you try to use it to combine PDF files, you print the
file to the PDFCreator printer and when you have all of the files
printed you wish to combine, you combine them into one file. (In
1.7.3
it is done with CNTRl C. or Cntrl A)

I use PDF Creator Version 1.7.3
It can be downloaded at
http://www.filepuma.com/download/pdfcreator_1.7.3-5693/

You can combine files as described for the recent version or, drag the
PDF files to the document window.



My Windows Defender says it blocks this PDFCREATOR
Hmmm

Sam

You need a good antivirus program ;-)

https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/2f...768b/detection

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Old March 9th 18, 12:51 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default I need to combine PDFs

Live wrote:

"Keith Nuttle" wrote in message
news
On 3/8/2018 8:51 PM, wrote:
On Thu, 8 Mar 2018 20:09:39 -0500, Keith Nuttle
wrote:

On 3/8/2018 7:20 PM, Maurice Helwig wrote:
On 9/03/2018 7:42 AM,
wrote:
I'm looking for a freebie program to combine several PDF files.
Danged if I can find one - except for PDFCREATOR - but I can't
make it
work. It must be me.

I prefer not to do it through a web site. Rather keep file access
private.

Anyone?
Thanks
Sam

Try
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta...plitmerge.html

Don't mess with the recent version of PDF Creator, I is quite user
unfriendly. If you try to use it to combine PDF files, you print the
file to the PDFCreator printer and when you have all of the files
printed you wish to combine, you combine them into one file. (In 1.7.3
it is done with CNTRl C. or Cntrl A)

I use PDF Creator Version 1.7.3
It can be downloaded at
http://www.filepuma.com/download/pdfcreator_1.7.3-5693/

You can combine files as described for the recent version or, drag the
PDF files to the document window.


My Windows Defender says it blocks this PDFCREATOR
Hmmm

Sam

You need a good antivirus program ;-)

https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/2f...768b/detection


That's a colorful scan :-)

I wonder if smoke came out of the Virustotal machines
while they scanned that ?

Paul
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Old March 9th 18, 12:54 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default I need to combine PDFs

On Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:20:21 +1000, Maurice Helwig
wrote:

On 9/03/2018 7:42 AM, wrote:
I'm looking for a freebie program to combine several PDF files.
Danged if I can find one - except for PDFCREATOR - but I can't make it
work. It must be me.

I prefer not to do it through a web site. Rather keep file access
private.

Anyone?
Thanks
Sam

Try
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta...plitmerge.html


So far this is the only suggesiion that has worked which is great.
My files are combined.
Now I am trying to figure out if a copy was placed on the internet -
which I did NOT want to do. I ended up with a file named:

Merged-result - Copy

on my desktop.

I find no filenamaed Merged-result tho.
Thanks
Sam
 




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