Developer's Description

If PDF is electronic paper, then pdftk is an electronic staple-remover, hole-punch, binder, secret-decoder-ring, and X-Ray-glasses. Pdftk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents.You can merge PDF Documents,split PDF Pages into a New Document,rotate PDF Pages or Documents,decrypt Input as Necessary (Password Required),encrypt Output as Desired,fill PDF Forms with FDF Data or XFDF Data and/or Flatten Forms,apply a Background Watermark or a Foreground Stamp,report on PDF Metrics such as Metadata, Bookmarks, and Page Labels,update PDF Metadata,and attach Files to PDF Pages or the PDF Document. Unpack PDF Attachments Burst a PDF Document into Single Pages Uncompress and Re-Compress Page Streams Repair Corrupted PDF (Where Possible)

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.02

  • Added drop_xmp output option for removing the document XMP metadata stream from a PDF.
  • Added dump_data output of custom page data embedded by STAMPtk tool. See the embed option in STAMPtk for more information.
  • Improved PDF bookmark merging logic so it can handle more input cases.
  • Fixed a password bug where some 'upper-ASCII' characters weren't being mapped to the correct code points.
  • Fixed a 40-bit decryption bug introduced in version 2.00.
  • Fixed a bug in the bookmark merging logic that caused bookmarks to be omitted from the merged PDF.
  • Added a test to ensure that encryption passwords use permitted characters only. (Decryption attempts still allow a larger set of input characters.)
  • Rewrote the wide-to-utf8 code for Windows to make it more rigorous.
  • Organized our calls of JvInitClass() in main().
  • Added descriptions to some exception reports.
  • Reviewed some code from,, and friends.
  • General

    Release September 16, 2013
    Date Added September 16, 2013
    Version 2.02

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None


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