Quick, simple booklets
PdfDroplet is a free, simple little tool which only does one thing: it takes your PDF and gives you a new one, with the pages combined and reordered, ready for saving & printing as booklets.
With PdfDroplet, you can make booklets of the following types:
- Fold booklets
- Calendar fold
- Cut & stack
How It Works
While PdfDroplet can work with pages of any size, the following illustrates using pages laid out as A5 pages for printing on A4 paper. (A4 is twice the size of A5.)
Windows with .Net 4.0. In order to get a preview of the output inside of PdfDroplet, you will need a PDF viewer which integrates with Internet Explorer. Acrobat Reader, PdfXchange, and FoxIt all do this.
John Hatton: SIL International
Copyright: SIL International
License: MIT License
License: MIT License
iText PDF Engine
License: Affero General Public License
Requirements: .Net 4.6.1, and Adobe Reader, Windows 7 SP1, 8, or 10.
|PdfDroplet 2.4.1002||for Windows|
|PdfDroplet 2.4.1001||for Windows|
|PdfDroplet 2.4.35||for Windows|
|PdfDroplet 2.3.23||for Windows|
Older versions, documentation, and supporting files can be found here.
In order to get a preview of the output inside of PdfDroplet, you will need a PDF viewer that integrates with Internet Explorer (PdfDroplet uses Internet Explorer, internally). Acrobat Reader, PdfXchange, and FoxIt can all integrate with IE, so normally, if you have one of these installed, all will be well. However for some users, there is no reader configured to show PDFs in Internet Explorer. For Adobe Reader specifically: run Adobe Reader, then in Preferences/Internet, enable the Display PDF in browser option.
Support from other software users may be available through the SIL Language Software Community. This community will be growing to become the major source of software support.
If you are unable to obtain support through individual software support pages or the SIL Language Software Community, or have a general question about SIL language software, please contact us.