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F14 Drawing & Image Manipulation Programs AccessPDF pdftk

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Professor Gregory R. Kriehn
F14 AccessPDF pdftk

pdftk is a nifty little tool kit for Adobe PDF documents that decrypt, encrypt, join, remove pages, uncompress, repair, burst, and rotate .pdf files. I use it simply to rotate documents by 90 or 180 degrees from time to time.

pdftk used to be available in the Fedora repository, but it was removed due to a license issue that prevented it from being used in nuclear facilities... ...don't ask. But the Fedora 7 SRPM is still available, so I decided to recompile it for Fedora 9.  It is now available in the kriehn repo, meaning it is available via yum:

~> sudo yum install pdftk
Press 'y' when prompted to install the programs and any additional dependencies. You are now ready to use pdftk. If you need help with the syntax, type:
~> pdftk --help
Rotating an entire PDF document to 180 degrees, for example, can be done with the following command:
~> pdftk [input].pdf cat 1-endS output [output].pdf
As an application to quickly tweak PDF documents, I find it to be very useful.