Adding PAGE NUMBERS to a PDF

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by redsteven, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. redsteven macrumors 6502a

    redsteven

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    I have a very simple problem, and I'd like to find a simple solution that won't cause me 60 bucks.

    I'd like to be able to put page numbers on PDF's. A script, a plugin, an application... ANYTHING that can do it would work.

    I have one requirement: I don't want to spend 50 dollars just for this feature. The open source Skim.app is absolutely incredible. I relied it on heavily when writing my thesis. So I've already got a wonderful tool to mark up PDF's. And I don't want to spend 60 dollars on a copy of PDF Pen when the only function I need is page numbering.

    I'm willing to pay, but I'd really rather not pay more than 10 or 15 dollars for this seemingly simple feature.


    So... any suggestions?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Adobe Acrobat Pro X. It may not be $15, but it is what you need if you are serious.
     
  3. redsteven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    redsteven

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    That makes PDFpen look like a steal at 60 bucks :)
     
  4. redsteven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. argo13 macrumors newbie

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    You could try PDFStamp, available at the App Store for $9.99.

    It's a very simple. It's shortcoming is that it crashes with larger pdfs.
     
  6. redsteven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. I had seen that, but decided not to purchase because

    a) there's no demo on the developers site. More importantly, there's NO link to it anywhere on the developers homepage.
    b) the reviews for the current version are horrid. (Seven reviews, and 3 of them are one-stars. The most important thing though is that all 3 of those poor reviews are from people who really did the right thing. They tried to contact the developer, but NONE of them got a response. And even with those bugs (including the one you mentioned, Argo), the product hasn't been updated since March 14. Unacceptable.

    Thank you very much though for the suggestion though. I might have given it a try if pdftweak hadn't worked for me.
     
  7. dhd macrumors member

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    What about Preview.app?, you can annotate the numbers, useful on small documents, but probably tiresome on rather large documents...
     
  8. redsteven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    redsteven

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    I won't get into the (boring) details but it has to be something that automates the process. I need to be able to add page numbers to a pdf slideshow with 70 slides in just a few seconds.

    jpdftweak isn't the best, but it has the minimums in place.
    1. Give it a file
    2. What should we do with the file? (add page numbers)
    3. Where should we put the output file?
    4. PROFIT.

    Preview.app would take too long to manually do it.

    Although I do think it's something that OS X should simply let you do when either printing a file or printing to PDF. It should be in the layout tab of Printing options or something. I mean, there's so much OS X can do when printing... it can put on watermarks and all sorts of stuff...... but no page numbers.
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html page numbers please
     

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