PDFTK Builder Enhanced v4.1.6

Andrew Lee on 15 Dec 2021
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 May 2021
  • Suggested by Cornflower

PDFTK Builder Enhanced is a tool to combine (collate), split, decrypt, add background/stamp, password protect PDF files etc. It is a GUI frontend to the command-line PDFtk.

Note that this project is a fork of Version 3 of PDFTK Builder by Angus Johnson to:

  • Enhance the user interface
  • Add PDF operations and options
  • Update the program to be compatible with later versions of PDFtk
As such, it can be considered as a major upgrade to the original program.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PdftkBuilder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: UnityPDF
What's new?
  • Added: After a password has been set and the panel is closed, the caption on the Document Protection panel button will now be displayed in red to indicate that encryption of output PDFs is in effect.

17 comments on PDFTK Builder Enhanced  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

PAFuser 2022-03-25 17:06

Also available from PortableApps.com: https://portableapps.com/apps/office/pdftk_builder_portable Version 4.1.6


Cornflower 2020-10-14 10:44

Works in Windows 10, but noticed recently that it creates a folder in the temp location

I haven't found any files created in that location, observing it during a few tests; it is just an empty folder., so PDFTK Builder is not completely stealth in Windows 10 (still my favourite PDF utility since 2003)


PAFuser 2019-10-03 13:33

libiconv2.dll does not seem to in setup. Works without it.


Checker 2014-10-28 19:30

@ Joe: Thanks ... and updated ;)


Joe 2014-10-28 16:36

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


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.


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


Checker 2009-11-16 18:19
igel_radler 2009-02-02 01:28

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

Arjan 2008-09-26 04:58

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

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