Since lots of people use Acrobat and that is not so affordable for many, I decided to make you aware of a couple of pdf utilities that are both free and useful in “cloning” some of the features of the Acrobat.
1. PDF Editor and Viewer – PDF Xchange Viewer is a very versed pdf viewer and editor that we use in our office for everything from marking up pdf plans , filling forms and better than Acrobat printing capabilities. In the latest versions the viewer incorporated the new OCR feature that is FREE . Do I have to mention that the viewer comes in two flavors: installer and portable? Once you try it, you will never want to stay away from it. If you want to pay less than $100 you can get the fully fledged professional version that includes extra features like page insertion, extraction and more and a pdf port printer.
3. PDF Splitter and Joiner – When you print your plans to pdf and figure out that you are out of a solution to merge them, or when you are asked to extract a page from a whole set, or you want to change the pdf security you can use the PDFTK Builder. For a portable version of the software use the following link: PDFTK Builder Portable.
I could find more open source and free pdf tools, but here are the ones I use the most. If there are any other options, feel free to comment.