Popular PDF Command Line Tools released free for non-commercial use

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[prMac.com] Cambridge, United Kingdom - These tools have been commercially available since 2007, are are widely used in industry and government for automation and document processing for archiving and regulatory purposes. We believe that these powerful facilities should also be available to individuals who can't afford a business license due to their non-commercial nature, and so we're making them freely available in binary and source formats.

The CPDF tools allow one to manipulate existing PDF files in a variety of ways. For example:

* Merge PDF files together, or split them apart
* Encrypt and decrypt Scale, crop and rotate pages
* Read and set document info and metadata
* Copy, add or remove bookmarks
* Stamp logos, text, dates, page numbers
* Add or remove attachments

They have been used to add numbering to legal documents, to add information to ballot papers, to merge together regulatory documents and to prepare documents for printing, by thousands of companies big and small over the last six years. The tools can be used manually from the command line, or automated with any scripting or programming language.

This software is based on the open source CamlPDF library, one of the few implementations of PDF from the bit level up. Commercial use of the tools still requires a license.

Headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom, Coherent Graphics Ltd is a privately held company established in 2007 by John Whitington. Coherent Graphics offers command line PDF tools for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, a .NET PDF toolkit, and desktop products for the Mac Platform. Committed to providing the highest quality solutions, Coherent Graphics specializes in consumer and business software which helps customers build better PDF workflows, with a major emphasis on total customer satisfaction. Copyright (C) 2007-2013 / Coherent Graphics Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, OS X and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. PDF and PostScript are trademarks of Adobe Inc. C Sharp, Visual Basic, vb.net and ASP dot net are trademarks of Microsoft.


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