Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • September 30, 2016, 10:11:55 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf  (Read 3792 times)

Nod5

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 855
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
A few years back I used a small GUI pdf tool for Windows to search and remove batches of elements in pdf, for example recurring headers with a specific text string. But I don't have it anymore! What is worse, I don't remember the name of the tool. IIRC it let you load a pdf and visualised the pages with only the element boxes (it didn't render the pages like a regular pdf viewer). There was a search feature for types of elements including search for text strings. It also had a sort of tree structure to browse through.

Help me find it! Any suggestions welcome. It is not Acrobat, Briss, PDFCrop, PDFMasher  (I will keep this "rule these out" list updated)
edit: And not PDFedit, A-pdf tools, pdfmagus tools, Govert's tools, pdfscissors, PDF Mod, PoDoFo-Tools, Pdfvole.
edit2: And not pdftk server, pdffill tools or PDFCosEdit.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2014, 08:12:01 AM by Nod5 »

ewemoa

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 2,841
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2014, 05:54:09 AM »
Don't know about all of the features you mentioned, but am reminded of:

  http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfedit/

dr_andus

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2012
  • **
  • Posts: 792
    • View Profile
    • Dr Andus's toolbox
    • Donate to Member
Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014, 11:05:11 AM »
These guys have a lot of custom tools for various types of PDF editing:
http://www.a-pdf.com/products.htm

rjbull

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 2,922
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2014, 03:50:58 PM »
Maybe Simple PDF Text Replacer (free, I think) or the more advanced PDF Text Replace Tool ($26 using PayPal, $36 using Digital River) at pdfmagus PDF Document Modification Tools?  I used PDF Text Replace Tool fairly heavily a few years ago.

Curt

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 7,045
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2014, 05:09:51 PM »
... the more advanced PDF Text Replace Tool...

I remember trying to test this one on 64-bits Win 7, but couldn't make it work. I now see it hasn't been updated since August 2010, so I wonder if it is worth the asking price...

rjbull

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 2,922
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2014, 05:55:11 PM »
I used it on 32-bit XP.  I think I have it installed in Vista, but haven't needed to use it.

Nod5

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 855
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2014, 09:33:43 AM »
Thanks for suggestions, but none of them (PDFedit, A-pdf tools, pdfmagus tools). is the one I'm afraid. Any more ideas?

Curt

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 7,045
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2014, 12:45:59 PM »
Back in 2007 you were using PDFTK, maybe you have also been using their PDFtk Server? I don't know these apps, so I am not sure if they even can do what you ask for.


Nod5

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 855
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2014, 01:09:14 PM »
No, the program had a GUI, unlike PDFtk Server. I earlier tried searching my posting history here for pdf something something but didn't find what I am looking for.

Curt

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 7,045
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2014, 02:45:35 PM »
at first I thought this one was far too obvious:

http://www.pdfill.co.../pdf_tools_free.html

pdfill_tools.png


but, hey, maybe?

Watch out for the difference between "Get the entire PDFill package" and "Get this tool only"


Curt

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 7,045
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2014, 04:39:53 PM »
-oh, it was both the wrong picture and the wrong link!
Well, that's what can happen in the hurry I was in. Sorry!

The above button number "6" was what I thought I was showing:

http://www.pdfill.co...ol_headerfooter.html

pdftool_headfoot.png
Quote
Free PDF Tools 6:
Add Header and Footer


This FREE PDF Tool can add header and footer information that is used to present information, such as date, time, page numbers, or the title of the document, in the top or bottom margins of a document.

There are options:

    You can add header, footer or both.

    You can decide whether the header or footer is shown on the first page.

    You can decide whether the page number is shown automatically.

    You can add some text string before or after the page number.

    You can adjust the alignment on the PDF Page and the page offset if you want to begin with higher or lower value.

    You can change the text string's Font Encode,  Font Name, Font Style, Font Size and Font Color.

    You can define the left, right, bottom and top margins from page edge.

    You can resume the options from last saving.

Here are the steps on how to Add Header and Footer into PDF Pages:

  • 1. Choose  Free PDF Tools > Add Header and Footer
  • 2. Select a PDF file that you want to add header and footer.
  • 3. The Add Header and Footer dialog box comes up:

Nod5

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 855
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2014, 07:46:00 AM »
Curt, thanks for continuing to help track down the app. But it is not the pdffill tools. The program I'm looking for could remove elements (like headers with a certain text string), in contrast to adding headers/footers.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2014, 08:13:51 AM by Nod5 »

littlesnake

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2014
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2014, 01:10:55 AM »
Isn't that the PDFMasher (http://www.hardcoded.net/pdfmasher/)?