Help me wrangle PDFs
July 2, 2010 1:59 AM Subscribe
I'm trying to go paperless, and have scanned and OCR'd huge stacks of paperwork into PDF documents. Can you recommend a tool to split, merge, delete pages etc from PDFs?
posted by blacksky to computers & internet (9 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
So my workflow so far has been: stick a huge pile of related docs into the sheet feeder of our networked scanner at work, and scan them, double sided to a PDF. Then feed that PDF through ABBYY FineReader.
So each PDF contains multiple documents. For example I have all the bank statements for a single account in one huge document. Double sided scanning means there are also a lot of blank pages in the docs.
So, now that I've OCR'd them, I'd like to separate them into separate docs, remove blank pages and probably merge a few docs where they've been split across batches.
I'm imagining something that works like a standard PDF viewer, but lets me drag pages around to re-order, delete pages, and Ctrl-click multiple pages and save them to a file.
Do you know of such a tool. Preferably linux based, but windows will do too. Oh yeah - and free is better :)