New 2.0.0 alpha version out

Hi everybody,
I just released the first alpha test version of the branch 2 (both basic and enhanced). With this version you’ll find the two new visual plugins that will let you visually reorder pages of a PDF file, or visually compose a document by merging pages taken from other documents. All the visual things are based on the JPodRenderer library. It’s a test version and load/save environment functions don’t work yet but everything else should work. You’ll find also the new console where I added the -d option to the concat command to merge PDF files found in an input directory and I added the chance to set a starting value for the [FILENUMBER] prefix (Ex. [FILENUMBER13] or [FILENUMBER###13]). This version require a JVM 1.6.
Let me know your feedbacks
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

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

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

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