Combine PDFs into one file

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Learn how to combine/merge multiple PDF files.


Using Adobe Acrobat DC (also known as Adobe Acrobat Pro)

  1. Open Acrobat DC and click on the Tools menu (next to Home). Select the icon Combine Files to open a pop-up window.
  2. Select Add Files and add the PDFs that you want to combine. You can hold down control or command to select multiple at a time. Click Add Files again when ready.
  3. Drag and drop the files to re-arrange them, if desired.
  4. When finished arranging files, click Combine Files.
  5. Your new PDF will appear. Remember to save it!


For more information, visit this link: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/how-to/combine-files-into-pdf.html?set=acrobat--fundamentals--edit-pdf


Using Preview (Mac only)

Option 1 - Combine two PDFs.

  1. Open a PDF in Preview.
  2. Choose View > Thumbnails to show page thumbnails in the sidebar.
  3. To indicate where to insert the other document, select a page thumbnail.
  4. Choose Edit > Insert > Page from File, select the PDF you want to add, then click Open
  5. To save your document, choose File > Export as PDF.


Option 2 - Combine part of a PDF with another PDF.

  1. Open both PDFs you wish to combine in Preview.
  2. In each document, choose View > Thumbnails to show page thumbnails in the sidebar.
  3. Press and hold the Command key and select the page thumbnails in one document that you wish to add to the other. Let go of Command.
  4. Drag the selected thumbnails into the sidebar of the other PDF, then release where you want them to appear.
  5. To save your document, choose File > Export as PDF.


For more information, visit this link: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202945