Saturday, March 16, 2019

PDF Shaper Portable, manipulate your PDF files!
"It's advisable to keep it to one per type of job because the amount of system resources that will be allocated to the processing could bog down the PC and bring it to a screeching halt. Also, it's highly unlikely that you would ever need to open two or more windows for the same task because PDF Shaper supports working with batches of files in every module, except for the 'Extract Text' one." —Olivian Puha, (October 16th, 2015)
"With some effort, you can fine-tune PDF Shaper to process whole batches of documents in highly-specific ways, saving much more time and effort in the end." — staff on September 30, 2013
"However there is a problem with advanced formatting and it did seems to be having issues maintaining the original appearance after converting. I could make out that there is a quality and functionality issue when you convert a PDF file with images and tables to word." —AnkitGupta@TWC, (December 8, 2013)
PDF Shaper is a collection of free PDF tools, which allows you to merge, split, encrypt and decrypt PDFs, convert images to PDF, convert PDF to RTF or images, extract text and images from PDF.

Size: 20.3 MB (21,364,736 bytes) Packed Size: 7.86 MB (8,249,344 bytes)
MD5: 60CEAAF1D069B97EDFA4FAF29A0755F0

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Size: 23.8 MB (24,985,600 bytes) Packed Size: 600 KB (614,400 bytes)
MD5: 5E7EB9E0EF60E820A24CDFA657DC3030

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DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, Launcher Generator/PAL, Installer/PAI.

  1. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  2. Get the latest PDF Shaper release.
  3. Put it in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST, then extract the installer by following this guide.
  4. Move License.rtf file from the extracted C:\0TEST\pdfshaper_free_[version]\embedded folder to pdfshaper_free_[version]\{app} folder.
  5. Move pdfshaper_free_[version]\{app} folder contents to C:\0TEST\PDFShaperPortable\App\PDFShaper folder.
  6. Go into App\PDFShaper folder then find all *.lng files, move them to App\PDFShaper\lang folder, Move language files to lang folder...
    PDFShaper folder contents...
  7. Update the App\AppInfo\eula.txt with App\PDFShaper\License.rtf content.
  8. Browse to PDFShaperPortable\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. not just 8.9.0 nor 8.9,
  9. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\PDFShaperPortable, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  10. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  11. When all is OK, then delete the PDFShaperPortable\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\PDFShaperPortable, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  12. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  13. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.
Quick and Dirty Update
  1. Make sure you exit PDF Shaper portable cleanly—check that no PortableApps.comLauncherRuntimeData-PDFShaperPortable.ini file in the Data folder.
  2. Delete the contents of App\PDFShaper and App\PDFShaper\lang folders.
  3. Do step 2-6 of the "DIY/Do It Yourself" above.
  4. Done.

Portability Notes

  • PDF Shaper do not have portable mode. It writes to Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

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