Hi everybody,
as some of you may already know by the forum, a couple of days ago McAfee antivirus reported an infection in the pdfsam-starter.exe. I’m sure it’s a false positive and I already reported it to McAfee attaching the sources of the pdfsam-starter hoping that they will fix this issue as soon as possible. In the meantime I released a patch containing a new pdfsam-starter.exe which fixes an issue on Windows 7 64bits (bug #3050730) and that McAfee likes it more than the previous one. The patch can be found here, I also included the sources so anybody can check them or even compile the starter. I really hope to have a fast feedback from McAfee and I was also thinking about dropping the pdfsam-starter executable (that is the only Windows executable included in the package) in next releases, leaving there only the .bat script to avoid any further trouble with the wonderful world of Windows/Virus/AntiVirus.

Andrea

18 Replies to “New pdfsam-starter”
  1. How do I fix this ‘cannot find javaw.exe’ problem? Tried downloading the patch above and it still doesn’t work! Becoming increasingly frustrated having uninstalled and downloaded it several times without success. HELP!

  2. How do I fix this ‘cannot find javaw.exe’ problem? Tried downloading the patch above and it still doesn’t work! Becoming increasingly frustrated having uninstalled and downloaded it several times without success. HELP!

    1. LL – you have 2 choices you can combine the excel material into your .DOC file and then save as a PDF or you would save the .DOC as a pdf and then save the excel as a PDF and then use pdfsam to merge them. If you don’t have a save to pdf option on microsoft office then download CUTE pdf writer which creates a printer on your computer and anything you print to it becomes a PDF file.

      pdfsam is designed to work with PDF files, its not going to work with .doc and .xls files.

  3. I have downloaded the patch. It asks me for a “jar” it can´t find. Anybody able to tell me please in which directory to copy the batch so that it will solve the problem?
    Thanks

  4. I really like pdfsam, but I have mixed pdf files with portrait and landscape mixed in the same pdf file. I have
    35 pdf files to make all pages into portrait from landscape. The program does this very well with just letting
    me pick the individual pages to rotate from landscape to portrait. However after doing all of the pdf files
    I have found that the rotations I performed won’t hold, that is they go back to landscape for the pages
    that I rotated to portrait. Is there a fix for this. I use Foxit reader and foxit shows that the rotation I performed
    is ok but when I print with my epson stylus photo r680 printer, I preview the pdf files and the files show that the pages rotated to portrait from landscape are all back at landscape. Additionally, I have to use a 180 rotation in order to use pre-punched 3 ring binder printer paper and all printing is done with reverse printing the last page first
    and the first page last. any solution for my problem? dan zan zandan@netzero.net

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