I work as the IT guy of a school that runs free software on all our computers. So far majority of our computing needs has been met by free software. ( all of them if we exclude matlab and some freedom hating multimedia codecs.) One area that has been quite shaky is a good tool that can be used for merging different pdf files into one. There is a tool called pdftk but its command-line and while i don’t have a problem using it, its hardly the tool i want to recommend for our staffs and students, so when this morning i saw a dent on identi.ca about a tool called PDF-Shuffler which among other things provide an easy way to merge PDF files i decided to to Investigate.
PDF-Shuffler is a small python-gtk application, which helps the user to merge or split PDF documents. You can also rotate, crop and rearrange their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface.