PDFktools

Dolphin Service Menus

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The development of this app is stopped. The functionalities is now included in kde-services:
http://opendesktop.org/content/show.php/kde-services?content=147065
So this page will be deleted in the future.

Thanks to Naraku for this great idea and for his improvements.

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PDFktools is a toolbox for PDF files in a Dolphin/Konqueror service menu.
It allows to compress, split, merge, and edit metadata.


Install
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To install PDFktools
- on your computer, run: ./install.sh
- in your home: copy src/pdfktools.desktop in $(kde4-config --localprefix)share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus/
add src/pdfktools.sh in your $PATH

To uninstall PDFktools,
- from your computer run: ./uninstall.sh
- form your home: remove pdfktools.desktop and pdfktools.sh

Notes:
- Exiftool, Ghostscript, Kdialog and Poppler are required.
- The icons are provided by oxygen-icons.


Translation
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Available languages: Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian.

If you want to translate PDFktools:
- copy po/pdfktools.po in po/pdfktools_XX.po where XX is your language and translate po/pdfktools_XX.po
if po/pdfktools.po is missing, you can create it with the following command:
bash -dump-po-strings src/pdfktools.sh > po/pdfktools.po
- do not forget to translate src/pdfktools.desktop
Thanks!
Last changelog:

6 years ago

0.2.5: add German translation (thanks to arno32) (2011/08/17)
0.2.4: update Greek translation (thanks to dglent) (2011/08/16)
0.2.3: update Hungarian translation (thanks to otomi) (2011/08/13)
0.2.2: add Dutch translation (thanks to Ronald) (2011/08/13)
0.2.1: slight changes (2011/08/03)
0.2: re-write pdfktools.sh (2011/07/30)
fix the install via KGetHotNewStuff (thanks to bulldog98)
fix the spliting file using pdftops
0.1.2: add Hungarian translation (thanks to otomi) (2011/03/07)
0.1.1: add Greek translation (thanks to dglent) (2011/01/19)
0.1: first public release (2011/01/16)

otomi

7 years ago

I have got an error when I tried to edit metadata. It says: "Error during the metadata edition of xxx.pdf"
Do you have any idea, what causes this message? Is that a common error, or it is maybe some permission problem at my system?

(I ran the program from the local menu of Dolphin file manager.)

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garions

7 years ago

Foremost, verify that exiftool is really in your $PATH (with: whereis exiftool).
Then, do you have this error with another file? Perhaps your file contains some DRM limitations.
An error log is available in $(kde4-config --path tmp)pdfktools.log, it can help you to solve your problem. Or copy it in a comment in order to have more details.

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Heart

7 years ago

I also get this message on every conversion I do (but conversion is ok).

I'm on openSUSE have this packages installed:
i | exiftool | Paket | 8.40-8.1.2 | x86_64 | openSUSE-12.1-Oss
i | perl-Image-ExifTool | Paket | 8.65-12.1 | noarch | (Systempakete)

But these packages don't provide any executable file in /usr/bin/* for example.

So is/are these the correct exiftool packages I need!?

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garions

7 years ago

The edition and the backup of the metadata use exiftool. Although you have installed the good package, perhaps exiftool is not in your $PATH (there was a similar bug for Arch Linux).
So, first, verify that exiftool is really in your $PATH, using the following command: whereis exiftool
If exiftool is not in your $PATH, you can find it with this command: find /usr -name "exiftool" -type f
So, you can report this bug in your distribution and/or you can create a symbolic link for exiftool: ln -s /usr/bin/vendor_perl/exiftool /usr/bin/exiftool where /usr/bin/vendor_perl/exiftool is the response of the previous command.

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Heart

7 years ago

Reinstalled manually the same rpm I've installed through zipper and now everything is ok, exiftool is in my $PATH and everything works. Thanks!

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Heart

7 years ago

sorry, the error is "...error during metadata backup..." here

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otomi

7 years ago

Well, thanks for your reply. I don't really know, what helped, because I've upgraded my Kubuntu to 12.04. And after that it works fine. :-)

(exiftool is in /usr/bin/exiftool, and the file has no DRM protection)

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otomi

7 years ago

You can find the updated hungarian translation for v 0.2.2 here:

http://otomi.anyanyelvapolo.hu/pdfktools0813/pdfktools.desktop
http://otomi.anyanyelvapolo.hu/pdfktools0813/pdfktools_hu.po

Greetings

Thomas

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garions

7 years ago

Thanks for your work!
It is up to date on kde-apps.org.

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otomi

8 years ago

I really like this program, it's very useful.
I made the hungarian translation:

http://otomi.anyanyelvapolo.hu/pdfktools/pdfktools.desktop
http://otomi.anyanyelvapolo.hu/pdfktools/pdfktools_hu.po

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garions

8 years ago

Thanks for your comment and the Hungarian translation which has been added in the latest version (0.1.2).

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otomi

8 years ago

Thanks.
In the 'Compress' window the items of the list are in english (default/low/medium/good/excellent). Is it possible to translate them too? (I don't find them in the .po file...)

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garions

8 years ago

I will modify it in the next version. If you are interested by other features, let me know.

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anderslund

8 years ago

I installed this, but it fails to show in dolphin and konqueror in kde 4.6.0

I used the tool from cli, and it worked fine though, except I feel insecure weather I can cancel all the metadata questions and still fulfill the process?

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garions

8 years ago

This is very strange. I use KDE 4.6.0 (Arch Linux) and it works for me.
If gs (ghostscript), kdialog and exiftool are not in your PATH, the service menu is automatically hidden. Please, check if these applications are in your PATH, for example with the command 'whereis' (whereis gs,...).

About the metadata, when you cancel all the questions, the file is re-written with the same metadata if they exist.

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anderslund

8 years ago

kbuildsycoca4 actually complained about a missing semicolon in the Actions list of the desktop file, so adding that helps :-)

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dglent

8 years ago

Very useful program, congratulations.
I made a rpm for Mandriva and the Greek translation: http://www.mandrivalinux.gr/rpm/2010.1/noarch/pdfktools-servicemenu-kde4-0.1-1mgr2010.2.noarch.rpm

http://www.mandrivalinux.gr/dimitrios/pdfktools.desktop

http://www.mandrivalinux.gr/dimitrios/pdfktools_el.po

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garions

8 years ago

Thanks for your comment and the Greek translation :)
Nevertheless, I don't have access to http://www.mandrivalinux.gr/dimitrios/pdfktools.desktop and http://www.mandrivalinux.gr/dimitrios/pdfktools_el.po. For the both files, I have an "ERROR 403: Forbidden" :'( Could you modify this access, please ? Thanks.

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dglent

8 years ago

oops , they had the same permissions as in the tarball :)
it is ok now

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6 years ago

0.2.5: add German translation (thanks to arno32) (2011/08/17)
0.2.4: update Greek translation (thanks to dglent) (2011/08/16)
0.2.3: update Hungarian translation (thanks to otomi) (2011/08/13)
0.2.2: add Dutch translation (thanks to Ronald) (2011/08/13)
0.2.1: slight changes (2011/08/03)
0.2: re-write pdfktools.sh (2011/07/30)
fix the install via KGetHotNewStuff (thanks to bulldog98)
fix the spliting file using pdftops
0.1.2: add Hungarian translation (thanks to otomi) (2011/03/07)
0.1.1: add Greek translation (thanks to dglent) (2011/01/19)
0.1: first public release (2011/01/16)

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