searching for a lightweight Adobe replacment I found PDFClerk.
My main purposes of using PDFClerk are:
- combining and extracting pages from PDF-files
- adding TOC and Hyperlinks to PDF documents
- add my signature to a file (not often)
- adding notes and comments to a PDF document (very seldom)
Beside the basic feature (extracting and combining) a very important taks is to add a TOC sometimes to an already existing PDF file. Since providing manuals and instructions in PDF format is common every vendor does this but in a more or less good way. Understandig the users need and how he might use such a document to have links within the document is essential. But some manufacturers do not provide that functionality. Depending on how important a user manual is I am doing a TOC on my own. It takes some time but afterwards I get a useful and easy to navigate manual.
having some OCR functioality built into PDFClerk might be interesting and also to have compression features when doing a “Save as..”