PDFsam Basic 3.3.1 released!

We just released the new PDFsam Basic 3.3.1 with a number fixes and improvements, here is a list of what has changed. As usual you can find the new version in the download section.

We also have a new PDFsam Enhanced Spring Promo for the Pro and Pro+OCR packages!

And finally, we are updating our How to split PDF and merge PDF tutorials with the new settings and features we added in the latest releases, they will be ready in few days, and we added a short one to explain how to compress PDF using PDFsam Basic, give them a chance if you need a quick guide on how to use PDFsam.

We just released PDFsam Basic 3.3.0!

We released the new PDFsam Basic version 3.3.0 where we upgraded our PDF engine (SAMBox + Sejda) to the latest version with a lot of fixes and improvements, we added pages selection to the Alternate Mix module, we added an option to normalize pages size to the Merge module… and a number of smaller changes and fixes you can see here.

PDFsam 3.0.3 released!

Hi, the new version 3.0.3 of PDFsam Basic is out! We finally added the .deb archive for Linux distributions, drag and drop of rows in the merge task selection table so you can now easily sort rows, added an option to discard bookmarks in split tasks and one to add the file name in the footer of the merged document pages. ToC generated for the merge task now has the same page size as the merged documents. Last but not least we upgraded SAMBox and Sejda so there are many fixes on the underlying PDF engine.
You can get it from here

PDFsam 3.0.2 released!

We just released version 3.0.2 where you will find some nice improvement. You can now tell the merge task to create a table of contents with a clickable list of merged PDF documents; the PDF engine has been upgraded and now, when you split PDFs, results documents are optimized and in some case they will be way smaller then before; we performed some user interface adjustments that users suggested; you can now turn off the notification that asks for a donation and finally you can save a workspace on exit and load one passing it as a command line argument to PDFsam.
Here is the list of the issues and the download page

Busy with Sejda v2

some days ago we released the first milestone for Sejda v2 and with that came the fist milestone for sejda-console with some nice new task and a lot of new things behind the scene. You can read about it here.
We also recently pushed a couple of new tasks, one to add back pages to existing documents so it basically adds one or more pages to an existing PDF every ‘n’ pages, and another task to create an attachments collection so you can combine PDF documents into what Adobe calls a PDF portfolio. They will be available in sejda-console with the next release.

Merge PDF with PDFsam v3

Hi everybody,
today PDFsam v3 performed its very first task merging pdf files.
PDFsam merge pdf preview
There’s still quite a lot of work to do but I wanted to share the good news, the merge pdf module of PDFsam v3 kind of works and it’s going to be the first one to be finalized. I still don’t have any bundle for you to test and I don’t know yet when I will, but things are moving, I have screen shots to prove it 🙂

Pdf merge and bookmarks handling

few days ago we released a new version of Sejda and its command line interface. This new release has a nice feature regarding outline (bookmarks) handling during a pdf merge task that might be interesting for some of you. When you merge pdf documents, you can now tell Sejda what to do with the documents outlines, it can merge them as well (default behavior), it can discard them reducing the size of the merged pdf document or it can create a completely new outline with one entry for each merged pdf.
This is currently available using the sejda-console but it will also be included in PDFsam v3 and BTW I’m working very hard on the new version of PDFsam, I hope I’ll be able to give you something testable soon.

Pdf Merge for Android

Hi guys,
I just published a free and super simple tool for Android devices to merge pdf documents. It doesn’t have may options, just the three steps select/sort/merge but it does the job on your smartphone or tablet. It’s powered by Sejda and PDFBox and it’s available on Google Play and on Amazon.
You can find more info here.

Any feedback is always welcome… as long as it’s a good one 😀

Pdf merge page selection

Pdf merge page selection

Pdf merge page selection

Hi, here is a simple tip to remind you how page selection works. When merging pdf files you’ll often need to merge only a subset of the document (a chapter, some pages..). PDFsam supports page selection in the form of comma separated values where they can be single pages or page ranges. Page numbers cannot be duplicated and page ranges cannot intersect, a page range with open end is also supported (Ex. 10- means from page ten untill the end of the document). To set the selection on a pdf input document you want to merge, you can double click the page selection cell and input some valid page range.
Examples of valid page selections:
Examples of invalid page selections: