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    PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    I need to split and merge PDF very often, and I haven't found any easy and quick product to do that.
    All the applications I've tested are heavy to load, or take several clisk and time to do the job I wanted.

    So, I created this little tool yesterday to fit my needs.

    PDFAssist is a small application that add to the Windows FileExplorer some menus to do some quick work on PDF files.

    The work can be done on single PDF and on multiple PDF at the same time.

    This version do on PDF :
    - Split the pages of PDF
    - Compress (optimize) the PDF
    - Merge PDF
    - OCR PDF
    - Print PDF
    - Password Protect PDF
    - Password UnProtect PDF

    Name:  Screenshot.png
Views: 5558
Size:  4.0 KB

    It uses Ghostscript and Poppler to do the work on PDF.

    In order to manage multiple select of files within the Explorer, PDFAssist uses the "context-menu-launcher" that can be found at this url
    https://github.com/zenden2k/context-menu-launcher

    Ghostscript and Poppler are embedded in the ZIP

    You will find in the code all the code to do call to Ghostscript, Poppler, etc...

    Just run the executable the first time to create the needed registry keys.

    As bonus, PDFAssist also creates a registry key to allow the automatic creation a folder with the current date

    Enjoy the tool, and if you have comments, or ideas to enhance it, just post them here.

    Well, I can't post it here, upload seemes to have a problem, but here is the link with all EXE : https://www.dropbox.com/s/r43bvoyfp7...ssist.zip?dl=1

    And here only the sourcesPDFAssist Only src.zip

    Thierry
    Last edited by Shaggy Hiker; Nov 16th, 2020 at 12:34 PM. Reason: Removed one link

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    Good job!
    Can I translate this tool on ITALIAN language?
    Thank you.

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    Sure Leofar

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    Quote Originally Posted by Thierry69 View Post
    I need to split and merge PDF very often, and I haven't found any easy and quick product to do that.
    All the applications I've tested are heavy to load, or take several clisk and time to do the job I wanted.

    So, I created this little tool yesterday to fit my needs.

    PDFAssist is a small application that add to the Windows FileExplorer some menus to do some quick work on PDF files.

    The work can be done on single PDF and on multiple PDF at the same time.

    This version do on PDF :
    - Split the pages of PDF
    - Compress (optimize) the PDF
    - Merge PDF
    - OCR PDF
    - Print PDF
    - Password Protect PDF
    - Password UnProtect PDF

    Name:  Screenshot.png
Views: 5558
Size:  4.0 KB

    It uses Ghostscript and Poppler to do the work on PDF.

    In order to manage multiple select of files within the Explorer, PDFAssist uses the "context-menu-launcher" that can be found at this url
    https://github.com/zenden2k/context-menu-launcher

    Ghostscript and Poppler are embedded in the ZIP

    You will find in the code all the code to do call to Ghostscript, Poppler, etc...

    Just run the executable the first time to create the needed registry keys.

    As bonus, PDFAssist also creates a registry key to allow the automatic creation a folder with the current date

    Enjoy the tool, and if you have comments, or ideas to enhance it, just post them here.

    Well, I can't post it here, upload seemes to have a problem, but here is the link with all EXE : https://www.dropbox.com/s/r43bvoyfp7...ssist.zip?dl=1

    And here only the sourcesPDFAssist Only src.zip

    Thierry
    Hey for some reason I am unable to use this. I have used to for some months. Now on the rightclick Icon it just shows a blank icon. Any idea how to reinstall this?

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    Just reinstall it, maybe some upgrade of windows broke something (not here at least as I use it everyday)

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    Quote Originally Posted by thierry69 View Post
    just reinstall it, maybe some upgrade of windows broke something (not here at least as i use it everyday)
    how do i reinstall it? It is not available in control panel

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    You have the sources in my thread

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    Quote Originally Posted by Thierry69 View Post
    You have the sources in my thread
    I am unable to install it. As I click it, nothing happens.

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    Quote Originally Posted by Thierry69 View Post
    I need to split and merge PDF very often, and I haven't found any easy and quick product to do that.
    All the applications I've tested are heavy to load, or take several clisk and time to do the job I wanted.

    So, I created this little tool yesterday to fit my needs.

    PDFAssist is a small application that add to the Windows FileExplorer some menus to do some quick work on PDF files.

    The work can be done on single PDF and on multiple PDF at the same time.

    This version do on PDF :
    - Split the pages of PDF
    - Compress (optimize) the PDF
    - Merge PDF
    - OCR PDF
    - Print PDF
    - Password Protect PDF
    - Password UnProtect PDF

    Name:  Screenshot.png
Views: 5558
Size:  4.0 KB

    It uses Ghostscript and Poppler to do the work on PDF.

    In order to manage multiple select of files within the Explorer, PDFAssist uses the "context-menu-launcher" that can be found at this url
    https://github.com/zenden2k/context-menu-launcher

    Ghostscript and Poppler are embedded in the ZIP

    You will find in the code all the code to do call to Ghostscript, Poppler, etc...

    Just run the executable the first time to create the needed registry keys.

    As bonus, PDFAssist also creates a registry key to allow the automatic creation a folder with the current date

    Enjoy the tool, and if you have comments, or ideas to enhance it, just post them here.

    Well, I can't post it here, upload seemes to have a problem, but here is the link with all EXE : https://www.dropbox.com/s/r43bvoyfp7...ssist.zip?dl=1

    And here only the sourcesPDFAssist Only src.zip

    Thierry

    Hey, when I select multiple pdfs, nothing happens. I installed the client correctly.

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    I don't remember for multiple selection

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    Quote Originally Posted by Thierry69 View Post
    I don't remember for multiple selection
    I think the context menu launcher isnt working. How do i install it?

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    they are within the method Registry_CreateKeysPDFAssist

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    Hello Thierry,

    Your tool looks really amazing, but I don't understand, I can't get it to work on my windows 11.

    Initially, when launching PDFAssist.exe, Windows shows me a blue window to tell me "Microsoft defender smartscreen to prevent the starting of an unrecognized application....." so, I click on "additional information" then on run anyway. I restart PDFAssist.exe and there is still no context menu.

    So, I run PDFAssist.exe in administrator mode, at this point, I finally have the context menu displayed, but any menu leads to nothing, I have for example for the protect PDF the password request is displayed, but then nothing and it doesn't work, for the print PDF a window to choose the printer, but then nothing, if I do Split PDF, nothing happens. ....

    Do you have any idea what I can do? Is there anything else I need to install on my computer for this to work?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    I think PDF protected are not managed.
    Just compile the sources to avoid message of defender

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    Yes, but I have the context menu of your tool now, but none of the menus react, Split, merge, ... does not work, I have no error message and I cannot find a pdf file creates...

    I am passing through this forum, because your tool interests me to help me in my daily tasks, but I know nothing about Visual Basic, I simply wanted to use your tool.

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    Hi,
    I need to make Factur-X files in VB6. Would-it be possible to attach XML file to a PDF with your technic ?

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    Re: PDFAssist, tool adding context menu to Explorer to split, merge... PDF

    The code I posted is to split/merge PDF, nothing else

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