As the name of the title in this post says it all. Okay, maybe not all it says because I want it on Linux desktop.
Looking for a tool that can combine different PDF into one big PDF file. I don’t need to modify the content of the PDFs. All important is merging them together as a group.
Sorting it probably comes as second important feature. But I can get on without that as long as it stays in sequence however I added each PDF file.
Lastly simple. No over the top effects. Prefer GUI app. Open to command line.
For that purpose, I have personally used PDF-Shuffler, It is a GUI desktop application on Linux. I used it back then on Ubuntu, but it should be available in all other major distros. Google for it. I know it is included in the official package management repositories of Ubuntu.
PDF-Shuffler can collate, sort (through drag and drop) and rotate the PDF files individually. As an added bonus, it can crop PDFs too.
It is a straightforward app. Stable for all those times I’ve used. But my usage is fairly moderate only.
I also suggest using pdftk for command line if you fancy that kind of stuff. You can combine PDFs into one as simple as:
:~$ pdftk file-1.pdf file-2.df file-3.pdf output my-merged.pdf
This tool can do other stuff. You can read its manual for more information. Google about pdftk too for more examples.