Time has come, finally!
For those of you willing to test a highly unstable PDFsam v3 BETA release, here is the zip bundle. Few things worth mentioning:

  • Only the zip bundle is available, no MSI, DMG or other installers yet
  • It’s the first public and testable version, don’t expect it to be stable and production ready
  • Workspace related functionalities are not yet implemented
  • Visual modules are not yet implemented
  • Feedbacks, ideas, suggestions are welcome
  • It requires Java 8
18 Replies to “Time to play with PDFsam v3!”
  1. In order to contribute the French translation, I tried several times to compile PDFsam (on Linux Mint) as described on GitHub but each attempt ended in failure. Hopefully, You released this Beta. And I discovered the nice brand new GUI and some very interesting enhancements.
    Very good work, keep going.

  2. I need insert 2 pages of File2.pdf into File1.pdf (with bookmarks)

    Chapter 1……………………………..1
    1.1. Title…………………………1
    1.1.1 Title……………….1
    1.1.2 Title……………….2
    1.2. Title…………………………3
    1.1.2. Title………………3
    1.1.2.1 Title…….3
    1.1.2.2 Title…….4
    Chapter 2…………………………….5

    start PDFSAM – module merge
    add:
    File1.pdf – page ranges 1-2
    File2.pdf – page ranges 1-2
    File1.pdf – page ranges 3-5

    Everything is almost OK but there is an extra Chapter 1………………………….0
    But as you can see Chapter 1 in there twice compared to original bookmarks.
    Can you fixed it?

    Merged_File1_File2.pdf:

    Chapter 1……………………………..1
    1.1. Title…………………………1
    1.1.1 Title……………….1
    1.1.2 Title……………….2
    Chapter 1…………………………….0
    1.2. Title………………………..5
    1.1.2. Title………………5
    1.1.2.1 Title…….5
    1.1.2.2 Title…….6
    Chapter 2…………………………….7

  3. I just upgraded to Yosemite so maybe that has something to do with it, but when I open (after installing Java 8) it says the file is damaged and need to be tossed in the trash.

  4. Whoa, It is very cool, I really like it. But the translation is a little bit outdated compared to the launchpad. Can I use the actual translation somehow?

    1. mmm.. not really, at least not simply dropping a translation file somewhere. It would require you to download the source code, update the translation file and compile the whole thing… or just wait until the next release, I will update translations there 🙂

  5. Thanks Andrea for your work.
    Will recommend 2.2.4e on Twitter through my professional network @dorgang
    I open scan a lot of pages to PDF and split them later.
    your tool is for me the default PDF “program”.

    when I click open in Explorer, however, then your tool does not recognize the file for which I just said “open”.

  6. Hi George,
    glad to hear PDFsam is useful. The integration you described is not currently implemented in PDFsam but feel free to open a feature request for version 3 here but I think there’s an open question here, how can PDFsam know the module (merge, split etc) you want to use?

    1. There is no OS specific bundle yet but the zip bundle can be run on every platform where java 8 is available. I haven’t tested on Mac os yet (I don’t have one) but I assume you can just unzip it and run the provided start.sh script.

  7. Compliment for the visual functions. One comment : in “visual reorder” the destination output file can be set to “same as source” (very good) , but in other actions you must enter/browse the full pathname (not good). Is it possible to have similar capability everywhere? When the source is unique, that is the destination area; in case of multiple sources, the first inserted file could define the destination area leaving the usedr tha possibility to change it (sorry for my engllish. I hope the comment is comprensible. Anywhere, don’t esitate to contact me).
    Thanks again

  8. It’s much nicer looking and easier to understand than the old version. I look forward to the visual editor as I only need to remove blank pages from scanned PDFs.

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