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Combine PDF file via command line

Combine PDF

  • Combine PDF files and create bookmaks;
  • Add a table of contents;
  • Combine files by folders;
  • Command line mode for your desktop or server;
  • Supports ASP, PHP, Python, Ruby, Pascal.

 

Usage: PDFCombine.exe <source> <destination> <options>
If you have a path with spaces use quotation marks.

You can use macros in the Destination path:
  •  <DATE[:format]> - current date, default format is yyyymmdd
  •  <TIME[:format]> - current time, default format hhmmss

For example: destination C:\<DATE>_<TIME:hhmm> will produce file C:\20170719_1245. Find more samples below.

Options:

  • -log - Don`t show errors. Write them to the log file
  • -verbosity - Log file verbosity
    • error - Write to log file only errors (default)
    • detail - Write detailed log file
  • -logmode - Log file mode
    • overwrite - Overwrite (default)
    • append - Append
  • -xmllog - XML format log file name
  • -list - File with files mask to convert. Simple text file, each file on new line
  • -Recurse:off - Include subfolders
  • -do - Delete originals
  • -kfs - Keep folder structure
  • -kfl:off - Keep folder level
  • -fo - Force overwrite existed files
  • -threads - Multi thread processing (0 - auto)
  • -limit - Limit converted files to count
  • -ds:off - Copy original date stamps to converted documents
  • -sort - Sort source file list
    • unsorted - Unsorted, natural order (default)
    • name - Sort by file name
    • date - Sort by file modification date
    • numbers - Sort by numbers in file name
  • -ext - Use custom extension for output files
  • -optionfile - text file with options to use, "opt=value", one line - one option definition
  • -c - Convert to
    • PDF - convert to PDF
  • -Head:off - Turn off header text
  • -HeadText - Header text. Where [page] - Page Number and [date] - current date
  • -HeadAlign - Header align
    • left - align left
    • right - align right
    • center - align center
  • -HeadFont - Header font name
  • -HeadSize - Header font size
  • -Foot:off - Turn off footer text
  • -FootText - Footer text. Where [page] - Page Number and [date] - current date
  • -FootAlign - Footer align
    • left - align left
    • right - align right
    • center - align center
  • -FootFont - Footer font name
  • -FootSize - Footer font size
  • -HeadImage - Draw picture on the header
  • -HeadImageAlign - Header image align
    • left - align left
    • right - align right
    • center - align center
  • -FooterImage - Draw picture on the footer
  • -FooterImageAlign - Footer image align
    • left - align left
    • right - align right
    • center - align center
  • -bookmark:off - Creates Table of Bookmarks. When several files are combined each filename becomes a bookmark. Table of bookmarks will show you the content of the combined file
  • -bfile - Bookmarks as filenames. If you do NOT want the bookmarks be the filenames place the desired names of bookmarks into separate file and set that file as Bookmark
  • -combine - How to combine documents
    • onefile - All documents into one file
    • folder - Separate files by folders
    • name - Separate files by common name part
  • -npr - Range you want to analyze for grouping files by name
  • -bstyle - Set Bookmark style
    • none - No bookmarks
    • title - Create bookmarks from pdf document titles
    • file - Create bookmarks from document file names
    • list - Use bookmarks list
  • -bfolders:off - For bookmarks style 'file' create bookmaks by folders
  • -bpdf:off - For bookmarks style 'file' add bookmaks from source documents
  • -odd - use 'blank' for add blank page to odd pages documents or file name of existing pdf document
  • -pvl - PDF initial page layout
    • sp - Single page
    • oc - One column
    • tcol - Two columns, odd-numbered pages on left
    • tcor - Two columns, odd-numbered pages on right
    • tpol - Two pages, odd-numbered pages on left
    • tpor - Two pages, odd-numbered pages on right
  • -pvm - PDF initial page mode
    • normal - Normal view
    • outlines - Show the outlines pane
    • thumbnails - Show the thumbnails pane
    • fullscreen - Show the document in full screen mode
    • optional - Optional content group panel visible
    • attachments - Attachments panel visible
  • -mp - PDF master (owner) password
  • -up - PDF user password
  • -perm - PDF user permissions
    • Print - Print
    • Copy - Copy
    • Modify - Modify
    • Annotation - Annotation
    • FormFill - FormFill
    • Accessibility - Accessibility
    • DocAssembly - DocAssembly
    • HighResPrint - HighResPrint
  • -PFXFile - PFX File for sign document
  • -PFXPass - The password to open the PFX file
  • -SignName - The name of the signature field to sign
  • -SignLoc - The location that the signing was done
  • -SignCon - The contact information of the signer
  • -SignRes - The reason for signing document
  • -PDFAuthor - PDF document author
  • -PDFSubject - PDF document subject
  • -PDFTitle - PDF document title
  • -PDFProducer - PDF document Producer
  • -pdfa:off - PDF/A compatibility mode
  • -pdfver - PDF document format version 1.2 - 1.6
  • -pdfzoom - PDF document default page zoom
    • default - default
    • fitwindow - fit to window
    • fitwidth - fit width
    • 10 - 10%
    • 25 - 25%
    • 50 - 50%
    • 75 - 75%
    • 100 - 100%
    • 150 - 150%
    • 200 - 200%
    • 400 - 400%
  • -coverstyle - Cover page properties
    • None - None
    • First - First
    • Custom - Custom
  • -coverfile - Cover page file
  • -content:off - Insert table of content
  • -toclinestyle - PDF content line style
    • None - None
    • Dot - Dot
    • Solid - Solid
  • -toclinecolor - PDF content line color
  • -tocfont - PDF content font, [font name, font size, font color]
  • -tocmargins - PDF content page margins (inch), [left,top,right,bottom]
  • Examples:

    • PDFCombine.exe C:\Folder1\ C:\Folder2\ C:\Folder3\ C:\Dest.PDF -r
      PDFCombine will take all the pdf files from Folder1, Folder2, Folder3 and merge them. The result will appear in Dest.pdf. -r means the recursive search (if there are more folders inside Folder1&2&3 PDF Combine will merge them as well).
    • PDFCombine.exe C:\Dest.pdf -list C:\List.txt -bstyle File
      All the files that are infrom List.txt will be placed to Dest.pdf and create bookmarks from document file names
    • PDFCombine.exe C:\Src???.pdf C:\Dest.pdf
      All the files C:\Src???.pdf (any symbol instead of ?) will be placed to Dest.pdf. WildCard support
    • PDFCombine.exe C:\Folder1\ C:\Dest.PDF -HeadText "[page] of [count]" -HeadAlign Center
      PDFCombine will take all the pdf files from Folder1 and merge them to Dest.pdf and add page number in the header of the page

    Testimonials


    "PDF Combine is a fantastic product. I've just combined 152 files across 76 folders, into 76 files in the order I wanted them, whilst maintaining the folder structure, and all in under a minute. This product is going to save me hours and hours of work. Many Thanks"

    Deborah Korn
    Analysis & Insight
    Strategy and Resources
    www.mynottingham.gov.uk


    "I use the app to simply generate pdfs in landscape on the fly. I have tried about 5-6 other products along with yours and found your software to be the best at generate pdfs efficiently, accurately, and most importantly fast."

    Antonio
    Empire City Laboratories
    www.empirecitylabs.com


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