Split, merge, paginate, or even change the layout of a PDF with Hexonic PDF Split and Merge


Do you ever need to split pages or sections of PDF documents, or merge several PDF files together into a single whole?

Hexonic PDF Split and Merge can do this for you, but it can also do a few more things that distinguish it from many of the free programs in this genre: e.g.

adding page numbers, headers or footers, as well as changing the layout of your PDF such that it displays multiple pages on the same sheet.

This software is available free for personal, non commercial use.

Here’s what I like about this software:

  • Has a nice interface: intuitive and professional looking.
  • Split and merge: select the page ranges you want to use from each PDF document. Can also burst each page into its own PDF file.
  • Add pages numbers, headers/footers: also allows tweaking the margins for these.
  • Edit page layouts: i.e. 2 pages on a single sheet, 4 pages, or any other configuration. Similar to what you can get from Gimposition.
  • Preview function: displays your output before processing your documents, so you know exactly what you’re getting.
  • Command line operation: is supported.


  • Will only let you specify a single range of pages to process: from each document. In other words, pages 4-10, rather than “2, 4-6, 8-9, 11” for example.
  • Not free for commercial use.

The verdict: this program may not have the largest set of features compared to some other similar programs out there, but I really like this one; specifically, I like the clean, professional interface as well as the mix of functions (pagination, layouts are a big plus).

One last note: if you like this software you might also want to check out PDFSam.

Version Tested:

Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

Go to the program home page to download the latest version (658K).

  • timmy

    Horrible attempt at a piece of software, at least on a Win7 64 system.
    Only the standard layout works, get error dialog quesioning the file type when other layouts are used even though the file type is accepted by the standard layout.
    Pagination DOES NOT WORK, get no page numbers or get same error dialog as above when using.

    • Samer

      @ Timmy: very strange, because I tested this on a Win7 64 bit system and it worked just fine.

      When I run the configuration shown in the screenshot above I get a paginated, dual page layout file both in the preview and the final output. I tried several other layouts with the same result.

      See below (merged the cover of an ebook with a report I downloaded off the internet; doesn’t make any sense but is a good test)


  • Bruce Tech Guy

    I think I gave this a try a while back. But i was trying to delete pages and could not do that easily.
    Either I missed how to delete pages or it doesn’t do it. (or maybe there are several programs with similar name… )

    The PDF capability I wish for is ability to remove pages – especially the trailing pages of extraneous junk when I save web articles and documents as PDFs.
    I’ve not yet found a small free/cheap tool to do this.

    Any suggestions?

  • oreke

    I just downloaded Hexonic PDF and I cannot add more than two files for some reason. No error messages, no warnings. I tried drag and drop, the “Add FIles” button, and from the File menu. I cannot add more than two files. Anyone else had this issue?