Merge, Split and Re-arrange PDF documents using PDF-Shuffler. As a first step we will merge and split PDF documents into individual files — in the current folder. In order to accomplish this task, I installed the shuffler package with the following commands on my notebook: sudo apt install shuffler. The shuffler tool can be used to create and manipulate many of the PDF files and also to re-arrange the pages in PDF books. It can also be used to work with PDF files. How To Install shuffler on Ubuntu. Now that we have shuffler, we need to learn how to use it. This can be achieved by starting from the first steps described in the previous tutorial How to install shuffler on Ubuntu. Then we will proceed to the second and third steps of the tutorial. The first few tutorials in this series have focused on PDF-Shuffler and the other tools bundled with it, namely. The third and the last tutorial will deal on how to install a complete suite of software, consisting of PDF-shuffler, PDF-GPS, and Text-to-PDF. How to install shuffle on Ubuntu First, you should verify that you have the latest version of shuffler installed. The list is available by running sudo apt update sudo apt install shuffler. Then we will proceed to the next steps by opening a new terminal and executing the following commands. When the application opens up you will discover that two new icons, called PDF-Shuffler and PDF-GPS are already there. The last and the most recent application that you need to have installed is the program that does most of the work for creating, organizing/splitting, and re-arranging of PDF files. How to install shuffle on Ubuntu. We are going to use pdf-shuffle. This tool is mainly used to merge, split and re-arrange the pages of PDFs. It is quite simple to install pdf-shuffle on the notebook. To do this we need to make a couple of changes to the configuration file. First, we need to use the option --no-install-recommends. When using this option, shuffler will not install on the notebook or the desktop. You should keep this option to prevent unnecessary installations. Next, we need to make a second change which is a little tricky to explain (since no one seems to know about this option).