Appligent, a provider of E-paper solutions, is offering six PDF Utilities for Mac OS X — and all are free.
“The utilities are all command line applications that can help the user retrieve various types of information from PDF (Portable Document Format) files or allow the user to perform a Save As action via the command line,” said Linda Vincent of Appligent.
Appligent Utilities are available separate or in a complete package containing all six. They are:
APGetFormFields, a utility for extracting form field information from a PDF Form;
APGetMetaData, which will export XML Meta data on a document that has been saved in or created by Adobe Acrobat 5.
APGetBookmarks, which lets you get the complete bookmark tree with page numbers and named destinations;
APGetPageCount, a utility that returns the number of pages in a PDF document;
APGetInfo, which provides text output of information similar to that found with Adobe Acrobat’s Document Information feature, with several added statistics;
APSaveAs, a utility that performs the same task as using the “Save As” feature in Acrobat. It’s a garbage collection save that further reduces the size of a file.
The Appligent Utilities can be downloaded from the
products’ Web site.