16 May, 2021

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8 Useful PDF Tools For Specific Needs

If you want to create a new PDF file from common document formats like Word, presentation, images, web pages or split the existing PDF file or merge many files into one file or extract images, rearrange page orders, sign the PDF or insert security certificate, add a bookmark or insert watermark, attach a file or anything like that, these free and easy to use tools will help you.

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Split and Merge PDF With PDFSam Basic For Free

Split and Merge PDF Files
PDF Sam is a completely free tool to merge multiple PDF files or split a PDF into multiple files. You can rotate pages or split PDF by file size. Easy and free to use.

Arrange PDF Pages With PDF Jumbler 


It is a specialized tool to arrange the page order in the PDF file. It provides a visual interface to drag and drop the pages and arrange them into the custom order and then save the PDF.
Download the PDF Jumbler here.

Easily Create PDF With DoPDF 

doPDF simple yet excellent PDF creator. doPDF installs as a virtual printer, and then you can convert any document into a PDF which has a print option.
When you hit the 'print' command, select the doPDF as a printer, and it converts the document into PDF.


The converted PDF file has the searchability, so it does not convert the texts in PDF to an image, it is an exact PDF file.
You can set the page size of the resulting PDF.
Embed the font into the PDF file so that it does not lose the formatting and open correctly anywhere.
Set the output folder and the viewer after completion of the conversion.
It is free, very fast and light. Download DoPDF.

Rotage Pages, Change File Size, Add Bookmarks To PDF With jPDF Tweak 

This is a very advanced and batch processing tool for PDF files.
  • Rotate pages.
  • PDF file page size can be changed to any custom size irrespective of the original size of pages of the PDF document.
  • You can add a custom image-based watermark or a semi-transparent text-based watermark and page numbering.
  • The shuffle/N-up feature is a great way to have multiple pages on a single page. You can arrange the multiple pages from the same PDF document into a single page.
  • You can add your own custom preset bookmarks to any PDF file.
  • The 'Add file' feature allows you to attach an external file to a PDF file. You can use it to add some special font files used in the PDF file so that if the document is opened into the new computer which does not have installed the targeted font file, still then the formatting will remain intact.
  • The other great feature is 'Interaction'. You can preset, how the PDF viewer will show the file. You can preset whether the toolbar, menu bar, UI, bookmarks bar, and such other PDF viewer tools should be shown or not while viewing the PDF file.
  • PDF encryption to hide sensitive data.
Can add the digital signature and certificate. Download jPDF Tweak from here


Sign PDF Files With JSignPDF

This is a specialized signing tool for PDF file. It gives more customization feature for your signature and certification.

You can download jSignPDF here.


How To Lock Specific Pages In PDF

If you want to hide or lock specific pages in a PDF document, you can do it by using a PDF page lock. PDF Page Lock is a free utility that can password protect any page or multiple pages from a PDF document. All the other pages from the same pdf can be viewed as a regular pdf file. Once you are done with the installation, open any PDF file.

The interface is simple and minimal.
  • The left pane shows page number and right pane show the page preview.
  • The select page number you want to lock or hide and click on the button below to lock. 
  • Once you select all those pages you want to lock or hide from the PDF document, click on save button. You will be asked to enter the password.
  • Give a strong password and save the file.
  • You can unlock all the pages at once if you change your mind.
  • The pages are encrypted and not easy to unlock by online PDF unlocking websites or any professional software.

Combine Multiple With PDF Page Merger

Do you want to print multiple pages of a PDF file on one single page? The Adobe PDF reader have this facility to print multiple pages on single sheet. But If you want to combine multiple pages into one page and create a PDF file out of it, a tiny free tool will help you.

Note that this is different from PDF merging softwares. Instead of combining or splitting PDF files, this make a single page out of 2 or 4 pages.PDF Page Merger helps you to merge 2 or 4 pages in to one single page and same thing for all the pages of the PDF file. This will make your 20-page PDF in to 5-page file only.
PDF Merge
The PDF Page Merger also allow you to crop margins from the PDF. All in all this is useful if you want to print ill formatted PDF files in large.
There is a neat and complete tutorial about how to use it, though the software itself is very easy to use.
The PRO version is completely free for some time, and you can grab your free copy from the homepage.

Repair Corrupt PDF With PDF Fixer


PDF Fixer is a free PDF repair utility which repairs corrupt PDF files by restructuring the damaged PDF data, rebuilding XREF tables and then restore these damaged PDF documents into readable PDF files. If your important PDF is damaged by some reason or corrupt while downloading over network, PDF Fixer is a useful tool to keep it handy.

Block PDF Sharing To Unauthorized Peoples

Ever come across such situation where you want to share your PDF document with only few peoples or the documents should be only opened on certain devices like only one 1 mobile and even though the user share the file from device to device, the PDF will not open at all. 
This may be useful to peoples for sharing a confidential document with a very specific person. PDFUnshare is a tool that let you limit the PDF sharing ability. You can be sure that your file will be used by the intended person only.
PDF unshare
  • Download PDFUnshare tool. Add a PDF file already created using any other PDF creation tool. 
  • PDFUnshare will ask you for the password.
  • Now click on 'Create Unshared PDF.
  • A new PDF will be created. You can now share the file confidently.
  • Note that, the viewer need to install PDFUnshare PDF viewer to open the files.
You can also set an expiry date for the PDF so that no one can open the file after the intended date.
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