My question is simple: is there a simple tool that can allow me to move a page or pages of a pdf to a different position? Say page 2 to move to position (page) 55 or something like that. Currently I am using PDF Mod but it is painfully slow for big pdfs. Any recommendations? Thanks!


Look at pdfshuffler. It's available in the repositories:

$ apt show pdfshuffler                                                                                                                    
Package: pdfshuffler                                                                                                                                 
Version: 0.6.0-8                                                                                                                                     
Priority: optional                                                                                                                                   
Section: universe/x11                                                                                                                                
Origin: Ubuntu                                                                                                                                       
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>                                                                                
Original-Maintainer: Python Applications Packaging Team <python-apps-team@lists.alioth.debian.org>                                                   
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug                                                                                                     
Installed-Size: 186 kB                                                                                                                               
Depends: python-gtk2, python-poppler, python-pypdf2 | python-pypdf (>= 1.10), python:any (<< 2.8), python:any (>= 2.7.5-5~)                          
Homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfshuffler/                                                                                               
Task: ubuntustudio-publishing                                                                                                                        
Download-Size: 31.4 kB                                                                                                                               
APT-Sources: http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 Packages                                                                      
Description: merge, split and re-arrange pages from PDF documents                                                                                    

From its manpage:

PDF-Shuffler is a small python-gtk application, which helps the user to merge or split pdf documents and rearrange their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface. In the current version, page rotation and cropping is also supported. PDF- Shuffler is a frontend for python-pyPdf.

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    Thank you it seems to be very much the same PDF Mod that I was using, but this one is much faster. This answers my question – Tio TROM Aug 30 '18 at 13:44

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