PDFSam Basic is a free, open-source, multi-platform software designed to split, merge, extract pages, mix and rotate PDF files, It will cover most of your PDF related needs. Download and install PDFSam Basic for your Windows system, it’s free and open-source!
PDFsam Basic Software Features
PDF merge probably is the most used PDFSam module and lets you combine PDF files together.
Input PDF files can be merged completely or partially. A page selection can be set in the form of comma-separated page intervals (Ex. 1-10, 14, 25-) letting you specify what pages you want to merge for every input PDF file
Set what to do with the bookmarks of the merged PDF files. You can merge them together, discard them to keep the resulting file smaller or create a new bookmarks tree with one entry for every merged PDF file
Set what to do with AcroForms when they are found in the input PDF file. You can discard them but also merge them into a new form or even merge them renaming fields with name clashes
Table of contents
Add a table of contents at the beginning of the generated PDF. A list of clickable entries will let you easily navigate through the merged PDF files
The Split module lets you split PDF files at predefined or specified page numbers.
Split at predefined pages
The selected PDF file can be split after every page, generating a new document for every page in the original file, or after every ever or odd page
Split specifying pages
Specify the page numbers where you want to break your document. You can even tell PDFSam to split the PDF every n pages
Mix PDF The PDF mix module lets you merge two PDF files taking pages alternately in straight or reverse order. The perfect solution if you have two documents containing even and odd pages respectively and you want to rebuild the original document.
Rotate PDF The Rotate module lets you rotate PDF files by simply selecting the PDF documents you want to rotate and apply a rotation of 90, 180 or 270 degrees to their pages.
Extract PDF pages The Extract module lets you extract pages from a PDF file. Single pages or page ranges can be selected to create a new PDF file containing only the pages you need.
PDFsam Basic Software Pros and Cons
Free, open-source – PDFsam Basic is a free open source PDF application and is distributed under the AGvL3 license. The fact that it’s open-source might not be important to all users, but you can’t argue with the price point here – for a free tool, it’s actually quite powerful.
Requires Java – this might not be an issue for most people, but it’s worth mentioning that PDFsam requires the Java framework to operate
Runs on any operating system – PDFsam Basic is one of the very few PDF converters that work on Windows, Mac, and Linux machines. As long as you have Java, there’s no installation required – just download and start using it.
Occasional errors – the unique visual editing tool sometimes encounters errors during use.
Powerful document manipulation tool – PDFsam really excels at splitting, merging and re-ordering documents, just as its name implies.
No online functionality – all your files must be worked on locally with PDFsam, and it doesn’t connect to any cloud services. This might be a “pro” for some, but in general, it does limit the software.
Visual document editing – PDFsam has a unique tool that allows you to split, merge, rotate, re-order and crop files visually.
PDFSam Basic Software System Requirements
PDFSam PDF Viewer Software
Windows 10, Windows 7 64-Bit, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2008 64-bit, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 9x, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 2012, Windows 2008, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit