Edit pdf attachment using command line

You may like to sort your pdf files by categories, it is a good habit. If you have some cherished pictures and texts or other kinds of files which are closely related to your favorable pdf files, what you should do, just put them together in a new folder? It is not so bad, but they are easily missing because of your careless operation. Why not edit pdf attachment, that’s to say, edit the picture and text into an attachment that could be attached to you favorable, by doing so they will stick together and  won’t be separated,  this article is going to show you how to edit pdf attachment using Advanced PDF Tools Command Line.

First step—Downloading

Follow this link you will obtain Advanced PDF Tools


The whole package is just of 3.04 MB, making the download swiftly, do remember to extract it, for it is a zipped package.

Second step—Launching

You are bound to launch MS-DOS command prompt window. Because the command line is bound to be operated under the MS-DOS environment. The procedure is easy, and the following pictures will guide you.

1) click “start” and then go to “Run”

click start

select run

2) input cmd into the following

run dialog

3) press “ok”, you will find MS-DOS command prompt window popping up

command prompt

Third step—Inputting

input command line to edit pdf attachment

it goes below

pdftools.exe -S "attachfiles=C:\1.txt|C:\2.jpg|C:\3.pdf" -i C:\in.pdf -o C:\out.pdf 


  • the option -i is to specify a pdf filename or a directory for input,
  • the option -o to specify the pdf file name for output,
  • -S to attach pdf file

The VeryPDF.com attaches two files, one is


The other is


when the input is done, press “enter” key, you will see

progress diaplayed in command prompt

Fourth step—Checking

open the file to check the pdf attachment, screenshot again

output pdf file

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