1. BTSee's Avatar
    I'm new to Mac and am using it to complete work tasks. I'm looking for a suggestion for .pdf editing that will allow me to insert page numbers into multi-paged .pdf files. I don't want to get Adobe Acrobat and have to pay the crazy fee for this limited functionality I need.

    Any help appreciated. Thank you.
    09-29-2013 03:50 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    You can do that, I think, with the built in Preview app. At least if you are talking about adding the page numbers by hand because I do know that you can add annotations and text with Preview wherever you want to in the doc.
    09-29-2013 04:12 PM
  3. BTSee's Avatar
    You can do that, I think, with the built in Preview app. At least if you are talking about adding the page numbers by hand because I do know that you can add annotations and text with Preview wherever you want to in the doc.
    Thanks for your response. Preview is handy, but I need something that will insert the page numbers automatically because my documents have too many pages to do by hand.
    09-29-2013 05:57 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Look into PDFPen or PDFPen Pro. I don't recall if that's in the list of features, but the developers website might tell you or you could send them an email. They are one of the top Acrobat replacements.
    09-29-2013 06:06 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    Readdle PDF Expert is free for 24 hours: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pdf-...mUvbUpU2096104
    Last edited by kch50428; 09-29-2013 at 11:06 PM.
    09-29-2013 10:34 PM
  6. BTSee's Avatar
    Readdle PDF Expert is free for 24 hours: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pdf-...mUvbUpU2096165
    Thanks for this response. I did download this for my phone (since they were generously offering it for free for 24hrs.), but couldn't find this on the Mac App Store. I did send a few emails to developers of other apps that were reasonably priced re: whether their apps can do insert page numbers. I'll report back if I can find a solution to this. Seems crazy to me I'd have to search so high and low to find a way to perform a pretty simple function without having to pay for a very expensive program.
    09-29-2013 11:26 PM
  7. BTSee's Avatar
    I found a solution to my problem and thought I'd post about it in case anybody else comes across this thread in the future. The solution is called jPDFtweak, which is an open source freeware app that you can easily find by doing a google search for "pdf tweak."

    It was a little confusing to figure out at first (for example, you select the option to add page numbers to your .pdf in the "Watermark" tab, not in the "Page Numbers" tab, as you might think), but once I did it worked well for my specific task.

    My searching also revealed an app in the Mac Appstore called Proview PDF Editor, that is supposed to insert page numbers as well. It costs $4.99. I didn't try that one out since my first find did the trick.
    Blue Shift likes this.
    10-11-2013 05:06 PM

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