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Icecream PDF Split and Merge certainly has a very descriptive name. It is a very simple tool that can extract segments from a PDF document and join various of these files into a single one. The tool’s interface is absolutely easy to use and most operations are done in wizard style, so it is highly unlikely that anyone can have problems to use it.
If you intend to split a document, you first need to import the file (PDF is the only supported type). Luckily, you can preview it at this point before deciding what to do. Next, you can pick one of the available options. It is possible to divide the original PDF into single-page files, split it into files with the defined number of pages starting from a given page number, erase specific pages or extract various page ranges as separate documents. As to merging various documents, it is possible to make a list of files, arrange them in the desired order and even select a page range from each of them. In both operations, you can set document properties, including title and author. Likewise, you can protect the PDF with a password to prevent unauthorized readers from editing, printing or copying it.
On the one hand, Icecream PDF Split and Merge has the main advantage of being intended to perform very specific tasks, which makes it less complicated than other PDF-editing tools. On the other hand, it does not make much sense to spend money on such a product when there are other tools that do the same and much more at no cost. By the way, this program is shareware and can be used indefinitely for free; yet, it has a few limitations. For example, it cannot join more than three documents and does not allow selecting a page range before merging.
- Document protection
- Merges documents
- Easy operation
- Extract various fragments from the same source file
- Only PDF supported
- Less features than other applications of the same type