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Coherent PDF Tools give you a wide range of professional, robust tools to modify PDF files.

All based on our own PDF technology and with a comprehensive 70-page manual.

Feature highlights (less)

  • General features
    • Apply most operations to just selected page ranges of input files
    • Decrypt on-the-fly when an input file is encrypted
    • Use standard input and standard output to chain commands together
    • Keep or change PDF File IDs
    • Use a control file for parameters instead of the command line
    • Linearize for fast web view on any operation
    • Reconstruct malformed files
    • Call from programs with full error handling
    • Combine multiple operations into one command line
    • Create new PDFs
  • Merging and splitting
    • Merge several PDF files into one, keeping bookmarks
    • Split a PDF file into several chunks of a give size, keeping relevant bookmarks
    • Split a PDF file at bookmark boundaries (chapter, section etc)
  • Page operations
    • Scale pages (e.g from one paper size to another)
    • Scale pages to fit
    • Shift the contents of a page (e.g to change the margins)
    • Rotate a page, in absolute or relative terms
    • Flip a page horizontally or vertically
    • Crop pages, or remove cropping
    • Set a page's media, trim, art, bleed and crop boxes
    • Add trim marks
  • Encrypt and decrypt PDF files using 40 bit and 128 bit RC4, or 128 bit and 256 bit AES security
  • Compress and Decompress the streams in a PDF file
  • Losslessly Squeeze files to reduce their size
  • Bookmarks
    • List the bookmarks in a file
    • Remove the bookmarks from a file
    • Add bookmarks to a file
    • Use complex destinations
  • Make PDF-based presentations with transition effects
  • Logos, watermarks and stamps
    • Stamp a page over or under the pages of a file e.g to watermark
    • Combine the pages of two files by combining the individual pages
    • Add text, shapes, page numbers, or bates numbers to a page in different fonts, colors and sizes, and with transparency.
    • Add multiline text paragraphs including justification.
    • Copy fonts from other PDF documents, allowing the use of any font
    • Add simple shapes to a page
  • Multipage facilities
    • Put multiple pages on one page (n-up)
    • Insert blank pages to pad before or after
  • Annotations
    • List annotations
    • Copy annotations from one file to another
    • Remove annotations from a file
  • Document information and metadata
    • Count pages
    • List page info
    • List fonts
    • Read document info
    • Set title, author etc.
    • Set page layout, page mode and Acrobat display options
    • Read, delete and set metadata
    • Add, print, modify or remove page labels
    • Set producer and creator
    • Set, create or read XMP Metadata and individual fields
  • Add, remove, and extract file attachments, including other PDFs
  • Miscellaneous
    • List spot colours
    • Thicken hairlines
    • Detect missing fonts
    • Copy and Remove Fonts
    • Detect low resolution images
    • Remove individual images
    • Thicken hairlines
    • Blacken text, fills or lines
    • Make draft documents (remove pictures)
    • Garbage collection of PDF files
    • Change PDF version number
    • Copy unique IDs from one file to another, or remove an ID

Product Details

  • For Windows, Mac OS X and Linux/x86 (Other platforms, e.g Solaris or HP/UX by request)
  • Comprehensive 70-page manual
  • Single and Server licenses available, and generous discounts on multiple, or developer licenses by request.

Priced from about $350. Available for purchase online, or find a reseller., or contact us using the form below for an invoice.

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