Answered By: Rob Scheuering
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2018     Views: 41

 

Multiple PDF files can easily be combined into one document using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. This software is installed on all library computers. The desktop shortcut to the program is called “Adobe Acrobat DC

Follow the steps below to combine your files using Adobe Acrobat:

 

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1. Open Adobe Acrobat Pro from the desktop

 

 

Navigate to “Tools” on the top bar

 

2. Navigate to “Tools” on the top bar

 

 

 

From the “Tools” menu,select “Combine Files”

 

3. From the “Tools” menu,select “Combine Files”.


 

 

Choose “Add Files” and select the files you want to combine from the pop-up window

 

4. Choose “Add Files” and select the files you want to combine from the pop-up window.
 

 


 

Select the files you want to combine and click "open".

 

5. Once you've selected the files you want to combine, click “Open”.



 

To reorder pages, select the page thumbnail and drag it to its new location

 

6. To reorder pages, select the page thumbnail and drag it to its new location.

 


 

 Finalize your document and select “Combine”. Now your files will be put together into one document

 

7. Finalize your document and select “Combine”. Now your files will be put together into one document.



 

Acrobat automatically names the combined file “Binder1.pdf” and opens it

 

8. Acrobat automatically names the combined file “Binder1.pdf” and opens it.
 

 

 

Now you can rename, edit, and review the new document as necessary. You can also select the Combine Files or Organize Pages tool in the toolbar to add more pages.

 

For more help, see: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/how-to/combine-files-single-pdf.html


 

Combining files in Preview:

You may also combine multiple PDF files into one document using Preview on a Mac computer.

 

1. Open your first PDF to be combined.

 

ctrl-click on the document and select   Open with > Preview

 

**If it does not open automatically in Preview, ctrl-click on the document and select

Open with > Preview**

 

 

In Preview, select View > Thumbnails

 

2. In Preview, select View > Thumbnails.

You will now see a tray on the left-hand side of Preview where the individual pages of your PDF file will be displayed.


 

 Select a thumbnail to choose where your additional PDF will be added

 

3. Select a thumbnail to choose where your additional PDF will be added.

 

Select Edit > Insert > Page from File

 

4. Select Edit > Insert > Page from File.


 

Select the PDF you want to add then click “Open”

 

5. Select the PDF you want to add then click “Open”.

 

You’ve now combined your PDFs into one file!

 

 

To save the combined file, select “File > Export as PDF” and save

 

6. To save the combined file, select “File > Export as PDF” and save.

 

 

For more help, see: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202945

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