How to Split and Merge PDF files easily in Ubuntu Linux?

For PDF viewing Ubuntu comes with Evince which is pretty decent. But if you simply don’t like it that much (because it doesn’t let you configure things like changing the background color for instance) then the proprietary Foxit might come in handy.

Anyway that’s for PDF viewing, but what if you wanted to do a quick/basic PDF editing? such as deleting a page, cropping or merge few PDF documents etc. For that you’ll have to install one manually and if you’re searching for a simple app that only does those sort of things (nothing major) then PDFShuffler will be an excellent little solution.

Main features…

*. As mentioned it’s really simple tool and you won’t get a lot of options.


*. Split and Merge PDF files.

*. Delete individual pages.

*. Crop pages (you can’t use the mouse and only have to you the keyboard though).


*. Export or Import files.

*. Rotate pages.

*. Change page layouts by dragging.

Just drag the hell out of it to change pages 😉 …

Well, that’s about it for the features.

You can install PDFShuffler in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 (might also work in other older versions too) by simply typing the below command in your Terminal window.

sudo apt-get install pdfshuffler

That’s it.

An RHCE, 'Linux' user with 14+ years of experience. Extreme lover of Linux and FOSS. He is passionate to test every Linux distribution & compare with the previous release to write in-depth articles to help the FOSS community.

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