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Nomad
31-05-2010, 03:35 PM
Hi, I am aware there are free PDF writers. Are there any that will combine diff PDFs together as one and move the pages around?



Cheers.

Speedy Gonzales
31-05-2010, 03:36 PM
Did you try the one I posted the other day?

wallarro
31-05-2010, 04:54 PM
I use an open source program called pdfsam - http://www.pdfsam.org/

Nomad
31-05-2010, 05:22 PM
Thanks all.

Orca
31-05-2010, 08:01 PM
I like Adobe Acrobat Pro (but it's not free), you can combine PDF files and reorder them. Also great is setting the default magnification to a percentage that looks good ie 100%. Too often when you open a PDF file it zooms into 130%+ to fit the screen. If you've got images in the PDF it can make them look pixelated.

wainuitech
31-05-2010, 09:50 PM
Actually installed the free one (nitro) That Speedy pointed out - it has the Set Default Zoom (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Snap_2010.05.31_20.46.37_003.jpg) as well.

Greven
31-05-2010, 10:31 PM
I didn't realise Nitro was free. I'll have to check it out again

wainuitech
31-05-2010, 10:37 PM
They appear to have the paid one still - But Speedy posted a free one here tis (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=109972)

Sweep
31-05-2010, 10:48 PM
I can make PDFs using word 2007 but Nitro seems useful for extracting text, images and being able to highlight certain text.

Funny thing I just found too. I note that PDFs published by our local council are not password protected.

wainuitech
31-05-2010, 11:20 PM
Funny thing I just found too. I note that PDFs published by our local council are not password protected. You could have some fun with that Sweep :devil

GrahamB
01-06-2010, 12:38 AM
PrimoPDF from Nitro is great.

Firstly, unlike ,any free PDF programmes it does not add a rider to the bottom of the page that effectively says "The user of this Program is to cheap to pay for a registered copy"

It acts as a "Print to file" programme, and you can create multiple pages by by 'printing' each page or group of pages you want added together, in sequence, and choose the "Append to file" option as you file it. Works well, but remember to close the PDF file between each "Print" process, 'cos you cannot append to an open file!