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
- the tarball must be unpacked in a path to which users have write permission
- nevertheless, the script must be run as root
- it appears to have been written for KDE4 and does not put files in the correct location for KFrameworks5. see http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/build-linux-productivity-machine-kde-service-menus/. All that is required is to copy files to correct locations:
*.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.