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How to Combine Pdf Documents

PDF files have become the standard for sending contracts, resumes and a variety of other documents. They allow you to send all the information you need with no changes to formatting or text. However, if you want to collaborate on a project and have multiple people making changes to the document, you are going to have to be able to combine PDF documents at some point [source: Adobe]. Read the steps listed below and learn about how you can combine PDF documents using Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional.

  • Open Acrobat from your computer programs.
  • Click on File, and select Combine from the drop down menu.
  • Select Merge Files into Single PDF from the submenu. A new screen will open entitled Combine Files.
  • Click on the icon labeled Add Files. This is located on the top left corner of the screen. On the top right corner of the screen you will be able to choose whether to combine a single PDF document or an entire PDF Portfolio.
  • Choose the files you want to combine from the Add Files list. Drag and drop the files into the box. The order that you arrange the documents will determine the order of the documents in the combined file.
  • Specify the page or pages you want to combine from each PDF document. Click on the icon entitled Choose Pages, which is located at the bottom left corner of the screen. A new screen will appear entitled Preview and Select Page Range. You will be able to view the pages of your document and select the exact pages you'd like to include in the combined PDF. When you're done, click OK. You will be back in the Merge Files into a Single PDF window.
  • Select Combine Files. This will combine everything you chose into a single PDF document.
  • Click on File, and select Save As from the drop down menu. This will allow you to save the combined PDF document as its own file [source: WPI].