PDF Manipulation

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pdfForts

This is a plugin for Dolphin & Konqueror, which provides simple GUI actions to combine or alter PDF files. Dolphin & Konqueror are applicable to Linux only.

pdfForts does not appear to be packaged by many distributions. Obtain from https://github.com/sjau/pdfForts. It does require several dependencies, which typically are packaged by distributions - these will need to be installed via the package manager.

A couple of points to note re the install.sh script

*.sh to /usr/bin/pdfForts

*.desktop to /usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/pdfForts

Only a few modules have a *.conf file, that also references /usr/share/kde4

  • change these references to /usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/pdfForts

Following installation, open a new Dolphin window, select one or more PDF files and right-click to see what tasks are availbable from the "Actions" sub-menu.

Other Linux file managers, such as Thunar, also have facilities for service menus and pdfForts should be able to work there too.