Sunday, 13 June 2010

A Free Software to Merge (Attaching) PDF Files Together

(For the latest PDF files Merger Software please have a look at the top of the left margine, inside the red box.) Frequently in academic places you might need to consolidate or technically speaking you have to concatenate two or more pdf files together. It is due to the fact that you are creating or downloading a work, such as a series of lectures during a period of time then you would like to make them in one big volume. I have created a software to do that job for me. I used iText software. I put it here for your usage. It is in RC1 phase so far. It has no risk using it. No other software is bundled with this. It does not install anything on your computer. It does not do anything with your pdf files. In the worst case scenario that never happens (since that iText is very noble a software) the concatenation might not happen. I have tested it and am using it for a long time with different files I have downloaded or scanned from the books with no problem. It has no limitation on the size and number of files or usages of software on different platforms-Windows, Unix, or Mac. It is a pity not to make it available for others. I have used iText 2.7 for implementation. I am planning to use iText 5 now with all details of open source and other fusses to become available later. Meanwhile, please enjoy these humble versions, by
click  here   or  here (Series 5 versions are slower but smaller download, 1.9MB. Latest stable Series 5 version 5.4.5; with features for "page numbering"  and  "re-size" and "zoom", and "rotate" based on iText : rev.24/March/11; finalised and no newer version will be released).
For a more advanced  stable version click  here  or   here  (Series 6 versions are faster but larger download, 4.5MB. Latest stable Series 6 version 6.7.2;  includes all features of Series 5 versions with additional features for "Signature Manager," and "Bookmark Manager" based on iText :   rev.25/March/11; actively being tested and debugged - still becomes more improved).
For simpler  versions please go here (Latest stable Release R2 safe to use and stable, works similar to Adobe combine feature, finalised based on iText : 22/March/11; finalised and no newer version will be released).
This place includes a help and Visual Help, and encountered issues page, as well.
The first free software for Insertion pdf file 23/March/11 here.

Stable pdf Splitter free software now available from Messiah's download page at, here. (Stable beta_6, 3.85 MB; new build, improved bookmark split based on iText, 21/March/11).
Please click on the "Question Mark" at the bottom right of the software to learn how to use it.
All older versions removed.
For Merge software:
You should have all the pieces of pdf files in one place, perhaps in a folder of their own, somewhere next to each other. (Still, do not worry; software won't include any non PDF files around there.) When application opens, click for "brows" and take the "file-chooser" to where you have your pdf files and then select one of them and click "OK" on the "file-chooser." It pops up for a name to choose for your consolidated file. The default consolidated pdf file name I have chosen starts with "ZZ" such that later you can recognize it easily among other pdf files. Still, you can write your own choice of name in the red highlighted text field but do not add pdf extension. Software adds it automatically. After clicking "OK" on the "name-chooser" pop up, all the pdf files in the directory comes in the "List Area" of the application. You can remove those you do not need from the list and arrange files in the order that you prefer to consolidate. Then click on the "Merge" button. It brings progress GUI for you and after few seconds or few minutes, depending on the size and number of files, you have your consolidated pdf file in the same directory as the others. Next "dialogue" box offers you more concatenation or exit, whatever you choose to do.
Please check for improvements. You might like to use "subscribe feeds."
Please note, Pdf calculations and regenerations take resources from your computer, sometimes for more than a minute, in particlar, if the size of files are greater than 50 MB. Allow enough time to the software to crank and to crunch the job. All the default created files begins with "ZZ" to make it easier to find them.
Please check this place for newer versions and newer software for PDF.

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If you are merging large files, receiving "Map Failed" exception, then please increase your java heap as explained (please click) here.

65 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! This worked great for me!

    I love your header photo. It's gorgeous!

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    1. hi loved it awesome work thanks mate.

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  2. Thanks this worked perfectly, I had to make ONE pdf file from six for private non-profit use. I don't need to do this again, so commercial software was not an acceptable solution.

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  3. First off, I want to thank you for your work on this project and for making it available! A tool like this comes in very handy!

    I was curious on your thoughts about functions such as dragging and dropping multiple PDFs on the file to combine them and allowing the user to save the compiled PDF somewhere user selected. Is this something you foresee in future versions?

    I am not very familiar with iText nor much of Java, but I am familiar with some basic scripting languages. I would be more than happy to help you with this if you would like and offer any support I can.

    Thanks again,
    Alex

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  4. wow, thanks! I'm a student and had to combine something - definately can't afford the Adobe professional, so I really appreciate it!

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  5. Excellent application, works great and good performance. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  6. thank you very much!
    your work is very useful

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  7. Perfect - thanks! Just what I needed.

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  8. Thank you so much!

    By the way,
    Ong from Malaysia.
    Thanks again!

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  9. Great app mate! Works like a charm, simple interface, perfect success rate! All good.

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  10. I'm working on a PhD in anthropology and fiddling with pdfs is part of the job. Your software is very user-friendly and works like a charm. Thank you so much for providing it!

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  11. thank you so much! finding this was probably the nicest thing that happened on an otherwise rough day. :)

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  12. Thank you! This was just what I needed.

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  13. This doesn't seem to work on Mac... Is that expected?

    Rachel

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  14. Thanks for this, better than anything else I tried today when attempting to combine pdfs.

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  15. Thanks so much for this! Your program just made my afternoon a whole lot less stressful!

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  16. This worked BEAUTIFULLY for me and saved me from having to buy Adobe Pro.

    THANK YOU!

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  17. Wow, thanks!!! this is great, really useful. Plus you made it free :)

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  18. that was THE BEST free software I have ever encountered. You rock. Please buy yourself a drink from me. ;)

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  19. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH.. perfect for merging my job covering letter and CV together

    Cheers

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  20. hey that was perfect! I needed it so much! you´re amazing!

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  21. Really excellent. Thanks for creating this.

    ...now if only you would add OCR capabilities !! :-)

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  22. Tremendous product. It is easy to make a version that splits PDFs?

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  23. Thank you so much! Very useful software. Keep up the good work.

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  24. this software is awesome, saved my life today. thanks for making something like this available.

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  25. Thanks for making this! You are an excellent human being!

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  26. Brilliant - and easy, even for a computer idiot like me! You have my gratitude and hopefully that of all mankind. Thank you

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  27. I love you for making this. SERIOUSLY.

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  28. Is there anyway to say thank you! I'm taking a math class with an e-book and all of the chapters are seperate. Your program works. Where is the "donate button"?
    Thanks,
    Vicki

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  29. Thank you. It helps a lot.

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  30. This is a great program. Many thanks!

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  31. 38 files to one in less than a minute! I love this!!

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  32. Thanks a lot. It is fast and free!! :-)

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  33. This is great, thanks a lot. I use PDF for school so often and a merging software is a genius idea. Fast downloading time, too. :)

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  34. Net surfing is d most lethal job...trust me...
    But if blogs like this xist...its worth to have ur lptps on forever....
    xxtttttttrrrrrrrrrreeeemmmmlllyyy thankful to u...!!:):):):)

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  35. It works great!! Thanks

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  36. hello,
    what could be a reason for not being able to launch the pdfmergerSB544.jar?
    I have a using Mac OS X 10.5.8
    It would be great to use your tools....
    thx KD

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  37. Legendary...
    Real Good Stuff

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  38. It doesn't hurt to try using it if its free. Thanks!

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  39. Thank you for this wonderful software!It's simple and works great!

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  40. Wow, this software is incredibly easy and convenient. Thank you so much!!! You have made my life easier (for now)!

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  41. Thank you so so much!!! I really appreciate you making your software available to use. It is easy and fast!

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  42. WOW EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED! THANK YOU!

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  43. WOW thank you soooooo much!

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  44. This software is simply brilliant, many thanks!

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  45. exceptionally brilliant master piece. many thanks!

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  46. Thanks a lot.
    It worked like a charm.
    It does make my "presentation" more professional without having to pay $$ for something that I might probably only do once a year.
    eduardo

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  47. It worked for me, thanks for solving my problem and saving my time. Just double click the .jar file wherever it was saved.

    Only problem is, it seems you need to gather all the files you want to join in one folder; if there are other pdf files you do not want in, you cannot exclude them. Thats what I did, and it worked.

    Peter Hansen

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  48. thank u so much. it was so easy. no hassles.

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  49. Just what i needed...thanks a lot!!!

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  50. Wow.. what a tool.. Needed to merge two files with one file having much bigger size than the other. Merging looked odd with one page looking much smaller than the other page. Downloaded and tried a few merging tools but failed. With your tool, using the resize option, the merging made it look like they were never two separately scanned different-size pages. I am so very thankful

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  51. Thank you so much! A truly brilliant tool

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  52. Thanks! That works brilliant!!!!!!!

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  53. thanks,you save me!!!!

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  54. This software works great.
    The only backdraft is that you can't process password protected pdf files even if you know the password.
    Leaving that aside: 5/5
    Thanks!

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  55. Perfect! It worked very easily. Appreciate it.
    Haile

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