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Linearization
Example
Security
Encryption
Permissions
Specifying Pagelists for Merge, Split and Remove Functions.
Pagelists
Split-Specific Rules
Examples

Output Documents Options

linkLinearization

PDF PageMaster can linearize output PDF documents for fast web or network access. This can greatly improve document loading time if you plan to share documents on the web or local network. To linearize (i.e web-optimize) all output documents add -l or --linearize option in the command-line.

Another option that controls the order of pages in the output PDF files is '--reverse' option. Adding '--reverse' in the command-line will reverse the page order in the output file(s).

linkExample

pagemaster -s in.pdf,1-2 \--linearize \--reverse

Because of the '--reverse' command, the output file 'in_1-2.pdf' would contain page 2 (from 'in.pdf') followed by page 1. Also, because of the '--linearize' command, the resulting file will be web-optimized.

linkSecurity

PDF PageMaster presents several security options, such as encryption of documents with a password or options for allowing editing, printing, etc. You can control level of access to the document by restricting certain operations that can be performed on the files. Document editing and printing permissions can be also password protected.

linkEncryption

If a document is encrypted and the user does not wish to (or is not able to) enter the password on the command line, then the password can be specified to PDF PageMaster in the following ways:

1. Use the option -p (-p <password>) to specify a global password (PDF PageMaster will try to open all encrypted files with this password)

2. Specify a password for that particular file using the syntax <filename>|<password>,<page list 1>,...

(This also works for directories if all files that are encrypted in that directory have the same password.)

To encrypt the output documents specify the -u option

-u <password for created files>

The default encryption algorithm is 128-bit RC4 encryption. However the '--AES' option can be used to change the encryption algorithm to 128-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard);

linkExamples

The following commandline will attempt to decode file 'password_p1.pdf' using the password p1 and then merge its first five pages with otherfile.pdf:

pagemaster -m password_p1.pdf\|p1,1-5 otherfile.pdf -o out.pdf

The following command-line will attempt to use the password 'pass' to decode any encrypted files in '1password_pass.pdf', '2password_pass.pdf', and '3password_pass.pdf'. The three files will then be merged:

pagemaster -m 1password_pass.pdf 2password_pass.pdf 3password_pass.pdf -p pass -o out.pdf

The following command-line will attempt to use the password 'pass' to decode any encrypted files in '2password_pass.pdf' and '3password_pass.pdf' and 'pw' to decode '1password_pw.pdf' (and then try pass if pw is not the password of 1password_pw.pdf). The three files will then be merged.

pagemaster -m 1password_pw|pw 2password_pass 3password_pass -p pass --o out.pdf

Create files file_2-3.pdf with pages 2-3 of file.pdf and file_11.pdf with page 11 of file.pdf.

Both of these documents will then be encrypted with 128-bit RC4 encryption and the password out_pass:

pagemaster -s -u out_pass file.pdf,2-3,11

Create files: file_2-5.pdf with pages 2-5 of file.pdf and file_7.pdf with page 7 of file.pdf.

Both of these documents will then be encrypted with 128-bit AES encryption and the password out_pass:

pagemaster -s -u --AES out_pass file.pdf,2-5,7

linkPermissions

To set the permissions password (which is used to prevent permissions from being changed), specify the -w option: -w <master password>

To set the permissions, use the options '--enable' and '--disable' with the following values:

Value       Description
----------- ---------------------------------------
a           All permissions.
p           Printing.
m           Changing the document.
c           Content copying or extraction.
o           Commenting.
f           Filling of form fields.
x           Content extraction for accessibility.
s           Document assembly.
h           High quality printing.

linkExamples

Merge m1.pdf and m2.pdf to create result.pdf and set its permissions so that printing, document assembly, and high quality printing are allowed, but Content copying or extraction, Commenting and Filling of form fields are not allowed:

pagemaster -m m1.pdf m2.pdf \--enable psh \--disable cof -o result.pdf

Merge m1.pdf and m2.pdf to create result.pdf and set its permissions so that printing, document assembly, and high quality printing are allowed, but Content copying or extraction, Commenting and Filling of form fields are not allowed:

pagemaster -m m1.pdf m2.pdf \--enable a \--disable cof -o result.pdf

linkSpecifying Pagelists for Merge, Split and Remove Functions.

PDF PageMaster includes a variety of options for selecting specific pages or page ranges while performing the basic operations.

linkPagelists

1. e, o gets even and odd pages in the document respectively. This will allow you to merge, split or remove by even/odd pages.

2. - gets all pages in the document

3. <start page number>- gets page <start page number> and all subsequent pages

4. -<end page number> gets page <end page number> and all previous pages

5. <page number> gets the specific page <page number>

6. <start page number>-<end page number> gets all pages between and including <start page number> and <end page number>

If <start page number> is greater than <end page number>, then the pages are inserted in reverse order.

7. Rules 3 and 5 can be combined to get all even or odd pages between <start page number> and <end page number>

e.g. <start page number>-<end page number><e or o>

linkSplit-Specific Rules

1. The syntax <pages per doc>x can be used to split the document into files with <pages per doc> pages each.

2. With the exception of the above rule, one file will be created for every page list.

linkExamples

Produce the file out.pdf containing the following attributes:

1. In ascending order the even pages of 'input.pdf'

2. The first page of 'input.pdf'

3. All pages of 'extra.pdf' in order

pagemaster -m input.pdf,e,1 extra.pdf -o out.pdf

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Contents

Linearization
Example
Security
Encryption
Permissions
Specifying Pagelists for Merge, Split and Remove Functions.
Pagelists
Split-Specific Rules
Examples
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