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How to Merge Multiple PDF Files Into One PDF
The big presentation is tomorrow, and you have got PDF’s of the proposal, the architect’s drawings, the engineer’s report, and input from about 5 other departments, and you want to hand the board 1 file with all the information. No need to run to Kinko’s and print everything out, then collate and bind. Instead, here are a few ways to accomplish this quickly, and easily.
These instructions are for merging multiple PDF files into one larger PDF file. Please note that you must have Adobe Acrobat (Standard or Professional), for editing PDF files, installed on your computer. This program is not the same as Adobe Acrobat Reader (which is only able to read/view PDFs).
1. Install the full version of Adobe Acrobat.
Most computers have Adobe Reader, but Acrobat was created specifically for editing and managing PDFs. Some computers come with the program pre-installed. You can use the Standard or Pro version for this method.
Run the Adobe Acrobat Standard program
2. Click the Create PDF’ button on the main toolbar. If you don’t have “Create PDF” on your toolbar, go to View, then Task Buttons, then select Show All Task Buttons.
3. Select Merge Files into a Single PDF.
From the Create menu, choose the Merge Files… option. This will allow you to pull multiple files from your computer and merge them into one PDF.
A window will pop up with several parts. Under the “Add Files” area, click Browse to locate and add .pdf files to this compilation. You can add them in any order, or you can add them in the order you want them merged.
4. Order your files.
Once you’ve pulled all the files you want to merge, use the “Remove,” “Move Up,” and “Move Down” buttons on the left to organize them in the correct order.
- Uncheck “Include all open PDF files” if you don’t want Adobe to include a PDF file you might have open in the background.
Once you are finished adding the .pdf files, you can move them up/down on the list of .pdf files until that list represents the order which you want the files merged together (from top to bottom) there you can find the combine button..click on it..
5. Click OK.
Your PDFs will be organized in one file. Be sure to click “Save As…” under File and name your new PDF file.
This is how we can merge multiple pdf files into a single pdf file..