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This package was approved by moderator purity on 12/10/2014.

PDFedit includes PDF manipulating library based on xpdf, GUI, set of command line tools and a pdf editor. You can use it to read, change and extract information from a PDF file. The graphical interface is based on QT.

To install PDFedit, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install pdfedit

To upgrade PDFedit, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade pdfedit


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    try {
    	$packageName = 'pdfedit'
    	$installerType = 'msi'
    	$partialInstallArgs = '/quiet /qn /norestart TARGETDIR='
    	$is64bit = (Get-WmiObject Win32_Processor).AddressWidth -eq 64
    	if ($is64bit) {$installPath = ${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}} else {$installPath = $Env:ProgramFiles}
    	$installArgs = $($partialInstallArgs + '"' + $installPath + '"')
    	# due to limitations of Ketarin/chocopkgup when using repos like
    	# 1. url is partly hardcoded and 2. DownloadUrlx64 is used to pass non-compatible nuget version number
    	$url = ''
    	$validExitCodes = @(0)
    	Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$installArgs" "$url" -validExitCodes "$validExitCodes"
      Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName
    } catch {
    	Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    try {
    	$packageName = 'pdfedit'	
    	$app = Get-WmiObject -class win32_product | Where-Object {$_.Name -like "$packageName"}
    	if ($app) {
    	  $msiArgs = $('/x' + $app.IdentifyingNumber + ' /quiet /qn /norestart')
    	  Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $msiArgs 'msiexec'
    	  Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName
    } catch {
    	Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Eva Peskova


© Alexander Shaduri


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