PDFsam Basic 4.0.0

A Few days ago we published the new major version 4.0.0 of PDFsam Basic. Beside the usual upgrades to the PDF engine and translations, few bug fixes and minor improvements, the main objective was to create a standalone self-contained application.


Some of you have written concerned about the new Java policy in which Oracle will not provide free updates to commercial entities as of January 2019. We decide to implement a batteries included solution, switching to OpenJDK 11 and creating a jlinked version of the Java runtime that is now included in PDFsam Basic 4.0.0.

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PDFsam Enhanced version 5.1

Hi everybody,
we released the new maintenance release of PDFsam Enhanced, version 5.1. Here is the list of what you will find in this update.

PDFsam Basic not starting on Ubuntu

We recently had a number of users having problems running PDFsam Basic on latest Ubuntu, this is the typical stacktrace they get back when trying to run the application:

Exception in thread “main” java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javafx/scene/layout/HBox
at java.base/java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.base/java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:1009)
at java.base/java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:174)
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.BuiltinClassLoader.defineClass(BuiltinClassLoader.java:801)
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.BuiltinClassLoader.findClassOnClassPathOrNull(BuiltinClassLoader.java:699)
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.BuiltinClassLoader.loadClassOrNull(BuiltinClassLoader.java:622)
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.BuiltinClassLoader.loadClass(BuiltinClassLoader.java:580)
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.ClassLoaders$AppClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoaders.java:190)
at java.base/java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:499)
at org.pdfsam.community.App.main(App.java:34)
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: javafx.scene.layout.HBox
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.BuiltinClassLoader.loadClass(BuiltinClassLoader.java:582)
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.ClassLoaders$AppClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoaders.java:190)
at java.base/java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:499)

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PDFsam Basic 3.3.7

We just released the new 3.3.7 of PDFsam Basic. We upgraded PDF Engine and translations as usual and we fixed the MSI installer to properly handle command line properties on Windows systems where only .NET 4 or above is installed.

PDFsam Basic 3.3.6 is out!

We just released the new version 3.3.6 of PDFsam Basic. In this release:

  • an updated PDF engine
  • a new AcroForm policy to flatten them during a PDF merge
  • a new menu entry to copy the selection table as a comma separated table
  • an optional desktop icon
  • a new Slovenian translation
  • a number of small fixes and usability improvements

PDFsam Visual 1.1.8

We just release PDFsam Visual 1.1.8 where we fixed an issue in the encrypt task. You can download it from the download page.