PDFsam 1.1.1 and 1.5.1e released

Hi everybody,
I just released the new PDFsam versions. These versions come with a bug fixed (now PDF split feature should always manage bookmarks correctly), with a new “split PDF by bookmarks level” feature (thank you Carsten for sharing) and with a new console feature to let you rotate pages when merging PDF files (only a console feature for now..).
Enjoy
Andrea

1.1.0 and 1.5.0e released!

Hi everybody,
I just released the new versions 1.1.0 and 1.5.0e of PDFsam basic and enhanced. In these versions you’ll find a bugfix that should reduce (hopefully a lot) OutOfMemory errors, the Alternate Mix module added to the basic version, a restyle of the plugins layout, some new complex prefix, three new console commands (decrypt, slideshow and setviewer) and updated langpack, looks and iText.
The enhanced version has three new modules to decrypt PDF files, extract attachments from a PDF file and set viewer options on a PDF file to tell the viewer application how it should open it (fullscreen, outline, single page, two pages …..).
Even if these versions have been built over the 1.0.3 (and 1.4.3e) they are not flagged as stable because there are a lot of new features and changes.

Andrea

New pdfsam-console license

The next PDFsam release (around Christmas) will come with the new pdfsam-console. Some new command (pdf decrypt, set viewer options on pdf and set transitions on pdf) will be added and it will be dual licensed (GLP and LGPL) to allow use in commercial software. It’s still open source but the LGPL is less restrictive and you can choose the license you prefer among GPL and LGPL.
Andrea

Pdf merge gets stuck?

Some users reported that PDFsam gets stuck trying to merge PDF files. After some investigation I found there’s something wrong with the regular expression used to check the output file extension (PDF merge module). A temporary solution is to fill the output file name with the extension included. I’ll fix it with the next release.
Andrea

Cannot find javaw.exe

Windows only.
If, when you double click the pdfsam.exe, an error window shows the message “Cannot find javaw.exe”, it means that it cannot find a working Java installation. To solve this problem try installing (or reinstalling) a working Java Runtime Environment (1.4.2 or above). It can be found here http://www.java.com .

Andrea

Viewer options and slideshow

I started to work at the new enhanced features for PDFsam called vieweroptions and slideshow. Pdf format comes with the capability to let you set viewer options (you can set options on the pdf document on how the viewer should open the document like fullscreen, document outline, two pages …) and with a set of transition effects (dissolve, glide …) and options (effect duration, show page duration) to let you create a slide show with your pdf document.
Using fullscreen and the transitions you can have a pdf document working more or less like a MS Power Point presentation. I’ve never used MS Power Point but there are a lot of effects (much more than the 16 available with the pdf format) anyway, even with this limited set of effects, this feature could help you to have portable and good looking presentation. Both features will be added as a console command for the PDFsam basic and enhanced versions, and as GUI plugins for the enhanced version and they will be released after the new stable release, probably late in summer.

pdfsam 1.0.0 beta 1 and 1.4.0e beta 1 released

Hi everybody,
I released new versions of PDFsam (1.0.0 beta 1 and 1.4.0e beta 1). In these versions I fixed some bugs (documents are now loaded ordered), added a sort feature to the selection table (clicking on the table headers) and some other minor changes. The enhanced version now has all the new features of version 1.0.0 and some new feature (multiple file selection in pdf encrypt plugin, page selection in CoverAndFooter plugin..). These releases come (again) without win32 installers and without tutorials but I finally can start to work on it so, next release will have installers and updated documents.

Feedback:
I’d like to thank every user who sent me a feedback. It’s very important for me to know what works and what doesn’t so keep sending emails, forum posts, bug trackers and so on.

Feature requests:
I added to PDFsam any reasonable feature requested in these 2 years. I need to know what users need so please keep asking new features or improvements.

Andrea

Basic version 1.0.0 alpha released

Hi,
I released the new basic version 1.0.0 alpha. This is a complete refactoring of the basic version, a not stable test version. It needs to be tested and there’s no win32 installer, no tutorial and translations are not completed. It’s only for those braves who want to test it while I’m finishing working on the enhanced version, tutorials and so on.
In this version you’ll find a new console, new pdf split by size feature, new combo to chose output pdf version, fields to input passwords to open encrypted documents, save and load environments, config file can be placed in ${user.home}/.pdfsam, log4j logging window, encoded exception messages, new pdf merge page limit (n-) to merge pdf from page n to the end of the document and updated libraries.
As you can see there are a lot of new features and they need to be tested so please report any bug you find.
I’m waiting the new language model to be approved in Rosetta so you can’t translate to your preferred language using Rosetta for now but you can find the model to be downloaded from the resources section.
Andrea

pdfsam basic 0.7 stable release 1

Hi everybody,
I released the new stable release of PDFsam basic (0.7sr1) with a bug fix, new langpack and some other fixes (layouts and focus policies).
Enjoy

pdfsam enhanced 1.3.0 stable release 1 out!

Hi, I released the new enhanced version of PDFsam. In this version you can find compression features, fixed focus policies and a fixed csv input for the console.
Andrea