Frequently asked questions

PDFsam Basic

PDFsam Basic is a free and open source software designed to perform PDF documents manipulation (PDF merge, PDF split, page rotation etc).

In short merge PDF documents, rotate pages, split PDF documents by page numbers, by size and by bookmarks level, mix two PDF documents taking pages alternatively from one document and the other. Check the product page for more details.



PDFsam Basic is published under the GNU Affero General Public License v3 terms

Sure! The project is hosted on GitHub, you can fork it, submit pull requests and open bugs or feature requests, just make sure you first read the contributing guidelines

PDFsam Basic is written using the JavaFX and requires a Java Runtime Environment 8 (or above) with JavaFx to run. The Oracle Java Runtime Environment is available for all the major operating systems, it’s free and can be downloaded from http://java.com/

Yes, a Java Runtime Environment 8 or above with JavaFX

Yes, any system with Java Runtime Environment 8 or above with JavaFX will do


Yes, we've got you covered also there. PDFsam Basic is powered by an open source project that we developed called Sejda and a command line interface called sejda-console is available, free and open source under the GNU Affero General Public License v3 terms

Yes, check it out at sejda.com, still us, still free

PDFsam Enhanced

PDFsam Enhanced is our professional and customizable PDF editor

It includes the free View and Create modules. Other modules are not free.


OS : Windows XP, Windows Vista 32 & 64, Windows 7 32 & 64, Windows 8 32 & 64 (Desktop app)
Processor : Pentium III or equivalent
RAM : 512 MB (1 GB for Vista, 7 & 8)
Disk Space: 100 MB or more
Internetconnection is required for version updates
Microsoft Office is required for plug-in use & conversion to Word


No, it runs on Windows systems, see the system requirements for more details. The older version is multiplatform, more information here

Yes, functionalities are grouped into modules and you can buy only the modules you need making PDFsam Enhanced very flexible and cost effective