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#79860 by Roger D
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:04 pm
You can use the Free PDF Tools to merge, split, reorder, delete, encrypt, decrypt, rotate, crop and reformat PDF pages, add information/header/footer/watermark, convert image to PDF or PDF to image, scan a Paper to PDF, and more. You can use the FREE PDF Editor to fill the form, type text, comment, create form, and more. Besides, with a fraction of the cost of Adobe Acrobat, PDFill PDF Editor can do more than the Free Adobe Reader.

The one annoying items is when you close the fee version, it takes you to the web site, so I just leave it on in the background.

I might take a look at Dave's suggestion.
#79861 by dhs
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:20 pm
I might take a look at Dave's suggestion


I have only ever used PDFsam Basic to merge and split files. It does have some other capabilities (mix, rotate, table of contents, update bookmarks) but I have never used them. I have never had a problem using it although I don't use it all that often. It is an open-source project and has a relatively small installation on disk (around 15MB). I have never experienced any nag screens or automatic links to websites etc.
#79863 by joshhuggins
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:49 pm
I LOVE Tracker PDF XChange's suite of products. Their licenses are perpetual with 12 months of updates included. The bulk of the features of the main PDF XChange program are included in the free version. You can compare the features in the free and paid version here. https://www.tracker-software.com/produc ... r#features Worth checking out for sure. :D
#79865 by Dave
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:46 pm
Aaron Ben-Avraham wrote:What is the best and least expensive (or free) OFFLINE PDF utility, especially for merging PDF's

Thanks!

Aaron


PDFCreator.
I use the basic version and don't install PDFArchitect .
Can setup printers for different sheet sizes.
Merge pdfs.
Create a PDF letterhead/invoice and then set that up as a watermark and create a PDF printer to always add that watermark. I have one set as invoice and another as statment printers - different watermarks

Have used for years.

DaveR
#79868 by Aaron Ben-Avraham
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:27 am
Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I also found one additional in the Windows Store called "PDF Merger and Splitter" from Anywaysoft which works fairly well. What prompted my question was setting up Windows 10 on a new installation. My goto for years has been PDFBinder from Google, but when I went to install it I couldn't find it at first and was in a bit of a "panic". I had both previously saved a copy of the MSI file for PDFBinder as well as a link to the Google Projects page in my bookmarks, but couldn't find them. After a lot of digging I finally did find them (after posting my question) and now have PDFBinder set up like I did on my other PC. I'm used to a certain workflow and even minor things like having to change a goto program really throws me off!! I definitely am going to look at the other options you guys have given me to see if there is anything that may make my work easier, but for now having gotten back to my previous workflow - well I am happy! Many Thanks for all the suggestions.

Aaron
#79869 by David Porter
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:11 pm
PDF Xchange. Simple learning curve and blows even the full version of Adobe Acrobat out of the water with functionality.

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