Download & Installation

Instructions for Windows Users

  1. pdfposter requires Python. If you don’t have Python installed already, download and install Python 3.6 from

    During installation, make sure to check “Include into PATH”.

  2. If you already have Python installed, please check that your Python directory (normally C:\Python36 for python 3.6) and the Python Scripts directory (normally C:\Python36\Scripts) are in the system path. If not, just add them in My Computer ‣ Properties ‣ Advanced ‣ Environment Variables to the Path system variable.

  3. Install pdfposter by running

    pip install pdftools.pdfposter

    Then run the console command pdfposter --help to get detailed help.

    If the command pip is unknown to you system, please refer to the pip homepage for help.

Instructions for GNU/Linux and other Operating Systems

Most current GNU/Linux distributions provide packages for pdfposter. Simply search your distribution’s software catalog.

Also many vendors provide Python, and some even provide pdfposter. Please check your vendor’s software repository.

If your distribution or vendor does not provide a current version of pdfposter please read on.

If your vendor does not provide python please download Python 3.6 from and follow the installation instructions there.

If you distribution or vendor missed providing pip, alongside python, please check your vendor’s or distribution’s software repository for a package called pip or python-pip. If this is not provided, please refer to the pip homepage for help.

Optionally you might want to install PyPDF2 - which is a requirement for pdfposter - provided by your distribution or vendor so at least this package will be maintained by your distribution. Check for a package named python-pypdf2 or that like.

Then continue with Installing pdfposter using pip below.

Installing pdfposter using pip

After installing Python (and optionally PyPDF2), just run:

sudo pip install pdftools.pdfposter

to install pdfposter for all users. For installing pdfposter for yourself only, run:

pip install --user pdftools.pdfposter

If your system does not have network access