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  •  06 Aug 2013 19:23
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    Release Notes: This release adds many improvements, including AES decryption of input PDFs (the "owner" password is still required when decrypting a PDF), merging of bookmarks/outlines when merging full PDFs, a new rotate operation (a convenient way of rotating select pages of a single PDF), and a new dump_data_annots operation (which currently reports only link annotation information).

    •  15 Jan 2013 17:11
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      Release Notes: You can now add or change a PDF’s bookmarks using update_info. You can now use multi-character input handles. Prior versions were limited to a single character, imposing an arbitrary limitation on the number of input PDFs when using handles. Handles must still be all uppercase ASCII. This release adds a means of referring to PDF pages in reverse order. By prefixing a page number with an r, it counts from the end of the document. For example, r1 is the last page, r2 is the next-to-last page, etc. Other minor changes and fixes have been added.

      •  29 Oct 2010 16:49
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        Release Notes: This release adds a new feature for collating PDF page scans: shuffle. Please see the man page for details. It introduces update_info_utf8, dump_data_utf8, and dump_data_fields_utf8 to provide UTF-8 companions to update_info, dump_data, and dump_data_fields. These latter operations use XML numerical entities to encode non-ASCII characters. The burst feature now copies the metadata (including XMP) from the input file to the output pages. The Bouncy Castle library has been updated to 1.45. This release removes or replaces third-party code that wasn't compatible with pdftk's GPL license. It updates third-party license information.

        •  05 Oct 2010 23:11
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          Release Notes: This maintenance release fixes many bugs and adds a couple features.

          •  18 Dec 2006 17:28
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            Release Notes: A bug with creation of bloated PDFs from input PDF pages with links was fixed. The drop_xfa option was dropped to be able to fill forms created with newer versions of Acrobat or Adobe Designer. The stamp operation was added. Support for XFDF was added to the form_fill operation.

            •  06 Dec 2004 17:31
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              Release Notes: A bug where the presence of page annotations in some PDFs would cause pdftk to crash was fixed. This bug first emerged when processing a PDF created by FPDF (version 1.52) that contained Web links. A couple of bugs in the dump_data_fields form field reporting were fixed. This feature was also improved so it now reports all possible settings for check box, radio button, list box, and combo box form fields.

              •  27 Oct 2004 14:33
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                Release Notes: The watermarking feature was fixed so that it handles rotated pages (input PDF or background PDF) better. The form field handling when combining PDF pages was fixed. Pdftk now detects duplicate field names and adds name prefixes as needed. stdin support was added for input PDF, FDF, or Info files. A means for users to control the output PDF filenames when using the burst feature was added. The background command-line syntax was changed so that it is an operation instead of an output option. The subset font name prefixes for input PDFs are now shuffled to prevent duplicates.

                •  25 Aug 2004 22:43
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