I need to remove some stupid email watermark that expands across all pages of a public domain book. I looked at pdftk man page and some examples but still can not figure out how to remove the watermarks. I appreciate your hints.
very simply task to perform:
sed -e "s/watermarktextstring/ /g" <input.pdf >unwatermarked.pdf
but, after, be sure to repair resulting output pdf
pdftk unwatermarked.pdf output fixed.pdf && mv fixed.pdf unwatermarked.pdf
all into one command:
sed -e "s/watermarktextstring/ /g" <input.pdf >unwatermarked.pdf && pdftk unwatermarked.pdf output fixed.pdf && mv fixed.pdf unwatermarked.pdf
text watermarks are nothing else than a text between two tags inside the pdf compressed code
Just a little add-on to Dingo's answer as it did not work for me:
I had to first uncompress the PDF document in order to be able to find the watermark and replace it with
The first step involves uncompressing the PDF document using
pdftk original.pdf output uncompressed.pdf uncompress
uncompressed.pdf can be used as in Dingo's answer:
sed -e "s/watermarktextstring/ /" uncompressed.pdf > unwatermarked.pdf
I then repaired and recompressed the document:
pdftk unwatermarked.pdf output fixed.pdf compress
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