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Terminal - Commands tagged pdftk - 11 results
input=a.pdf ; pages=`pdftk $input dump_data | grep -i numberofpages | cut -d" " -f 2`; pdftk A=$input shuffle A1-$[$pages/2] A$pages-$[$pages/2+1] output "${input%.*}.rearranged.${input##*.}"
2015-04-26 20:05:20
User: kobayashison
Functions: cut grep
0

Rearrange pdf document coming from a simplex document feed scanner, feeded first with odd pages, then with even pages from the end. Needs pdftk >1.44 w/ shuffle.

Similar to http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/7965/pdf-simplex-to-duplex-merge where there are 2 separate documents, odd and even

pdftk fill_me_in.pdf output no_thanks.pdf flatten
2014-09-30 09:59:46
User: qdrizh
0

Some PDF viewers don't manage form fields correctly when printing. Instead of treating them as transparent, they print as black shapes.

pdftk *.pdf cat output merged.pdf
2014-03-02 01:53:37
User: o0110o
Functions: cat
2

Merge Multiple PDFs In Alphabetical Order

find . -name "*.pdf" -exec pdftk {} dump_data output \; | grep NumberOfPages | awk '{s+=$2} END {print s}'
pdftk A=1.pdf B=2.pdf C=3.pdf cat C A output CA.pdf
pdftk 1.pdf 2.pdf cat output 12.pdf
enscript -L1 -b'||Page $% of $=' -o- < <(for i in $(seq "$(pdftk "$1" dump_data | grep "Num" | cut -d":" -f2)"); do echo; done) | ps2pdf - | pdftk "$1" multistamp - output "${1%.pdf}-header.pdf"
2012-01-27 12:26:33
User: captaincomic
Functions: seq
0

Put this code in a bash script. The script expects the PDF file as its only parameter.

It will add a header to the PDF containing the page numbers and output it to a file with the suffix "-header.pdf"

Requires enscript, ps2pdf and pdftk.

echo "This text gets stamped on the top of the pdf pages." | enscript -B -f Courier-Bold16 -o- | ps2pdf - | pdftk input.pdf stamp - output output.pdf
2012-01-03 14:58:10
User: svg
Functions: echo
19

To quickly add some remark, comment, stamp text, ... on top of (each of) the pages of the input pdf file.

pdftk A=odd.pdf B=even.pdf shuffle A1-end Bend-1S output duplex.pdf
2011-02-25 15:00:09
User: till
5

Joins two pdf documents coming from a simplex document feed scanner. Needs pdftk >1.44 w/ shuffle.

pdftk in.pdf cat 1S output out.pdf
pdftk in.pdf burst
2010-02-10 13:31:36
User: rodolfoap
Tags: pdftk
8

Simple alternative to the previous submitted one