PDF Toolkit Command Line Tools & Utilities

PDF Toolkit Command Line gives you a wide range of professional, robust tools to modify PDF files manually from the command line, from scripts or within programs.

VeryPDF offers easy-to-use command line tools and other utilities that enable processing PDF documents individually and in batch mode for use in high-throughput server environments, or as building blocks for client or server-based applications. All tools are built on VeryPDF technology and are available on Windows, Linux* and MacOS* (available on request).

PDF Toolkit Command Line consists of various specialized command line options that can be used without any programming effort. They can be concatenated – for instance, if documents in a batch process should first be checked for content prior to merging.

PDF Toolkit Command Line is a Command Line application for Developers to Manipulate and Compress PDF Files. PDF Toolkit Command Line is the powerful developer tool to create, modify, view, extract, and automate data to and from PDF files within software applications. The PDF Toolkit Command Line contains hundreds of command line options, designed to tackle any PDF-related task.

Whether you need a few documents a day or thousands of pages a second, Toolkit is the high-performance PDF manipulation and compression tool that helps get the job done!

PDF Toolkit Command Line features:
* PDF Merge Program for merging multiple PDF documents.
* PDF Split Program for splitting a single PDF document into multiple PDF documents.
* PDF Select Program for reading out selected pages.
* PDF Text Extraction Program.
* PDF Form Filling Program for simple form-based functions.
* PDF Web Link Program for inserting web links.
* PDF Table of Contents Program for creating tables of contents.
* PDF Bookmarks Program for reading out and creating bookmarks.
* PDF Info Program for listing document properties such as the number of pages or page dimensions.
* Quality Split and Merge, keeping bookmarks. Extract pages. Split on Bookmarks.
* All operations can apply to any page range, e.g 1-3,1-end or 6-30even.
* Linearize (Fast web view).
* Losslessly squeeze files to reduce their size.
* Encrypt and Decrypt (including AES 128 and AES 256 encryption).
* Read and set info and metadata from a PDF file. NEW Print XMP Metadata.
* Scale, rotate, crop and flip pages. Scale pages to fit.
* Copy, Remove and Add bookmarks.
* Stamp logos, shapes, watermarks, page numbers and multiline text. NEW Transparency, more positions, and pre-position stamp.
* Supports Unicode UTF8 text input and output.
* Make PDF-based presentations.
* Put multiple pages on a single page.
* Add, remove and manipulate annotations.
* Add and remove file attachments to document or page.
* Thicken hairlines, blacken text, make draft documents.
* Reconstruct malformed files.
* Detect missing fonts, low resolution images.
* Read commands from a control file.
* List spot colours.
* Set the open action of a PDF.
* Add, modify, remove, or print page labels.
* Combine multiple operations in a single command.

Other areas of use:
* Preparing documents for printing and dispatch.
* Personalizing documents in web server applications or in batch processing (e. g. quotes for customers).
* Completing form fields in batch processing mode (e. g. compiling reports from a database).
* Document assembly, i.e. splitting and merging pages such as title page and blank pages, as well as enriching pages by adding logos, page numbering and other content.

PDF Command Line Tools Usage Examples:
Here are some examples of the PDF command line tools in action. This is just a small selection, for more examples, see the Full PDF Manual in the download package.

Index
1. Basic Usage
2. Merging and Splitting
3. Pages
4. Encryption and Decryption
5. Compression
6. Bookmarks
7. Presentations
8. Logos, Watermarks and Stamps
9. Multipage Facilities
10. Annotations
11. Document Information and Metadata
12. File Attachments
13. Miscellaneous

1. Basic Usage

    pdftoolkit in.pdf 1-3,6 -o out.pdf

Read in.pdf, select pages 1, 2, 3 and 6, and write those pages to out.pdf.

    pdftoolkit in.pdf even -o out.pdf

Select the even pages (2, 4, 6...) from in.pdf and write those pages to out.pdf.

    pdftoolkit -merge in.pdf in2.pdf AND -add-text "Copyright 2016" -o out.pdf

Using AND to perform several operations in order, here merging two files together and adding a copyright stamp to every page.

    pdftoolkit -control control.txt

Read control.txt and use its contents as the command line arguments for pdftoolkit.

2. Merging and Splitting

    pdftoolkit -merge in.pdf in2.pdf -o out.pdf

Merge in.pdf and in2.pdf into one document, writing to out.pdf.

    pdftoolkit -split in.pdf -o Chunk%%%.pdf -chunk 10

Split in.pdf into ten-page chunks, writing them to Chunk001.pdf, Chunk002.pdf etc.

    pdftoolkit -split-bookmarks 0 in.pdf -o @N.pdf

Split in.pdf on bookmark boundaries, writing each to a file whose name is the bookmark label.

3. Pages

    pdftoolkit -scale-page "2 2" in.pdf -o out.pdf

Scale both the dimensions and contents of in.pdf by a factor of two in x and y directions.

    pdftoolkit -scale-to-fit usletterportrait in.pdf -o out.pdf

Scale the pages in in.pdf to fit the US Letter page size, writing to out.pdf

    pdftoolkit -shift "26pt 18mm" in.pdf -o out.pdf

Shift the contents of the page by 26 pts in the x direction, and 18 millimetres in the y direction, writing to out.pdf

    pdftoolkit -rotate-contents 90 in.pdf -o out.pdf

Rotate the contents of the pages in in.pdf by ninety degrees and write to out.pdf.

    pdftoolkit -crop "0 0 600pt 400pt" in.pdf -o out.pdf

Crop the pages in in.pdf to a 600 pts by 400 pts rectangle.

4. Encryption and Decryption

    pdftoolkit -encrypt 128bit ownerpwd userpwd in.pdf -o out.pdf
    pdftoolkit -encrypt 40bit ownerpwd userpwd -no-print sample_verypdf.pdf -o _out_encrypt1.pdf
    pdftoolkit -encrypt 128bit ownerpwd userpwd -no-extract sample_verypdf.pdf -o _out_encrypt2.pdf
    pdftoolkit -encrypt AES ownerpwd "" -no-edit -no-copy sample_verypdf.pdf -o _out_encrypt3.pdf
    pdftoolkit -encrypt AES256 ownerpwd "" -no-forms sample_verypdf.pdf -o _out_encrypt4.pdf

Encrypt in.pdf using 128bit PDF encryption using the owner password ownerpwd and the user password userpwd and writing the encrypted file to out.pdf

    pdftoolkit -decrypt in.pdf owner=fred -o out.pdf

Decrypt in.pdf using the owner password, writing to out.pdf.

5. Compression

    pdftoolkit -compress in.pdf -o out.pdf

Compress the data streams in in.pdf, writing the result to out.pdf.

    pdftoolkit -decompress in.pdf -o out.pdf

Decompress the data streams in in.pdf, writing to out.pdf.

6. Bookmarks

    pdftoolkit -list-bookmarks in.pdf

List the bookmarks in in.pdf. This would produce:

0 "Part 1" 1 open
1 "Part 1A" 2
2 "Part 1B" 3
0 "Part 2" 4
1 "Part 2a" 5

    pdftoolkit -add-bookmarks bookmarks.txt in.pdf -o out.pdf

Add bookmarks in the same form from a prepared file bookmarks.txt to in.pdf, writing to out.pdf.

7. Presentations

    pdftoolkit -presentation in.pdf 2-end -trans Split -duration 10 -o out.pdf

Use the Split style to build a presentation from the PDF in.pdf, each slide staying 10 seconds on screen unless manually advanced. The first page, being a title does not move on automatically, and has no transition effect.

8. Logos, Watermarks and Stamps

    pdftoolkit -stamp-on watermark.pdf in.pdf -o out.pdf

Stamp the file watermark.pdf on to each page of in.pdf, writing the result to out.pdf.

    pdftoolkit -topleft 10 -font Courier -add-text "Page %Page\nDate %d-%m-%Y" in.pdf -o out.pdf

Add a page number and date to all the pages in in.pdf using the Courier font, writing to out.pdf

9. Multipage Facilities

    pdftoolkit -twoup-stack in.pdf -o out.pdf

Two up impose the file in.pdf, writing to out.pdf

    pdftoolkit -pad-after 1,3,4 in.pdf -o out.pdf

Add extra blank pages after pages one, three and four of a document.

10. Annotations

    pdftoolkit -list-annotations in.pdf

List the annotations in a file in.pdf to standard output. This might produce:

--------------------------------
Annotation text content 1
--------------------------------

--------------------------------
Annotation text content 2
--------------------------------
    pdftoolkit -copy-annotations from.pdf in.pdf -o out.pdf

Copy the annotations from from.pdf to in.pdf, writing to out.pdf.

11. Document Information and Metadata

    pdftoolkit -set-title "The New Title" in.pdf -o out.pdf

Set the document title of in.pdf. writing to out.pdf.

    pdftoolkit -hide-toolbar true in.pdf -o out.pdf

Set the document in.pdf to open with the Acrobat Viewer's toolbar hidden, writing to out.pdf.

    pdftoolkit -set-metadata metadata.xml in.pdf -o out.pdf

Set the metadata in a PDF in.pdf to the contents of the file metadata.xml, and write the output to out.pdf.

    pdftoolkit -set-page-layout TwoColumnRight in.pdf -o out.pdf

Set the document in.pdf to open in Acrobat Viewer showing two columns of pages, starting on the right, putting the result in out.pdf.

    pdftoolkit -set-page-mode FullScreen in.pdf -o out.pdf

Set the document in.pdf to open in Acrobat Viewer in full screen mode, putting the result in out.pdf.

12. File Attachments

    pdftoolkit -attach-file sheet.xls in.pdf -o out.pdf

Attach the file sheet.xls to in.pdf, writing to out.pdf.

    pdftoolkit -remove-files in.pdf -o out.pdf

Remove any attachments from in.pdf, writing to out.pdf.

13. Miscellaneous

    pdftoolkit -blacktext in.pdf -o out.pdf

Blacken all the text in in.pdf, writing to out.pdf.

    pdftoolkit -thinlines 2pt in.pdf -o out.pdf

Make sure all lines in in.pdf are at least 2 pts wide, writing to out.pdf.

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