PDFTK Builder v3.10.0 Updated

billon on 14 Jul 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Yucca

PDFTK Builder is a tool to combine (collate), split, decrypt, add background/stamp, password protect and other security features. It is a graphical user interface (front-end) to the command-line PDFtk.

Note: double-click on "Document Protection" for available security features.

Alternatively, PDFTK Builder Portable is a PortableApps version of the program.

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch PDFTKBuilder.exe

Optionally, update PDFtk to the latest version (download the installer and extract pdftk.exe and libiconv2.dll to the application folder).
Similar/alternative apps: UnityPDF
What's new?
  • Bugfix: Minor collating page range bug.

14 comments on PDFTK Builder  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Gerald Ulmer 2007-12-23 11:12

I recently downloaded and tried your software; PDFTK Builder and I am extremely happy with it. Most free ware is so stripped down that it is useless. But your's shows that the people that worked on it realy wanted to produce a product that would serve the public as promised. Great Job!!!!!!!! If all your software is created with as much care, I know people will love it and respect you guys and gal's for honesty and hard work in software creation.
Sincerely, Gerald Ulmer

Cornflower 2008-04-02 11:07

Still my favourite pdf software. It was instrumental on my wedding invitations and order of service back in 2005. I'm revisiting it to see if there is a newer version, and comparing with a couple non-portable tools that claim to do ti all. pdftk (the engine behind the Builder GUI) cannot do everything, but with the intuitive ease of Builder, it is still great software.

Bruce 2008-06-08 02:50

PDFTK Builder is one of my favourite PDF tools, along with PDFCreator. Thanks Angus Johnson for this little gem.

portable 2008-06-18 06:04

Is it really a portable app? I tried to run it from my memory stick, but it tells me I have to be logged in as an administrator ...

Webfork 2008-07-11 11:58

Extremely useful for people who work with PDF documents. A few tools and capabilities that make managing and rearranging documents so much easier.

Webfork 2008-07-23 09:44

This may be overstating the obvious since its linked to above, but make sure you have the latest "innoup" addition to your universal extractor.


Numanoid 2008-09-01 03:13

The link to Universal Extractor is a bit Catch 22 isn't it? Downloaded it and tried to run it, but it also demands administrator rights.

Arjan 2008-09-26 04:58

Tried it, wonderful program but it does write to the registry.
So it isn't realy stealth

igel_radler 2009-02-02 01:28

Did exactly what I needed it to do. Well-done intuitive user interface.

Checker 2009-11-16 18:19
Ralf 2011-03-01 10:59

The pdftk.exe that comes with this great GUI has moved up 2 versions.
see here: http://www.pdflabs.com/docs/pdftk-version-history/
Is Angus going to update the included pdftk or utilise the new features, improvements & bug fixes
or should users drop in the new pdftk.exe themselves. Is it even compatible?
Can this all time favourite utility be improved upon - Thanks Angus


Cornflower 2011-05-09 17:34

pdftk Builder 3.6 will not break with pdftk 1.44 in my use of it. However, I would really love to use multibackground and multistamp (the main visible additions to 1.4. which Builder 3.6 was built upon). I still haven't found a gui for Windows that takes this into account, so I am using batch files for this specific purpose.


Joe 2014-10-28 16:36

PDFTK Builder works in Windows 7 x64 and Windows 8.1 x64 too.


Checker 2014-10-28 19:30

@ Joe: Thanks ... and updated ;)


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