PDFs, as a versatile document type, have established their place as a very crucial asset in our workplace and day-to-day endeavors. In this context, we might come across junctures where we find ourselves merging PDFs, which surprisingly feels challenging and mind-boggling for a few for quick workable solutions you can refer to TechiePlus. Well, if it was that easy, would you be here? Here, we attempt to walk you through a short and deliberate explanation.
Method 1: Using Web Tools
- Go through the following website.
- After you enter the website, navigate the cursor, or move it to the UPLOAD FILES, which sits beautifully in the geometrical center of the webpage. You will notice the Finder Window popping up, search for the files you wish to merge and hold the “Command while selecting multiple files.
- Now click on the OPEN button and wait for your files to be uploaded, the upload time may vary depending on your Internet Speed and the number of records you’re willing to merge.
- Alternatively, you can drag and drop the files into the DROP YOUR FILES HERE section and wait patiently till it gets uploaded.
- Once you are successful in uploading the files, press the JOIN FILES button & now you are good to go. You might want to alter the Download location depending on your browser settings once the download is about to begin.
PROS: According to TechiePlus, you can upload upto 20 files at a go, has the user-friendly convenience of drag and drop. Has an option of converting PDFs to multiple different types of data & vice-versa.
Method 2: Using Adobe Acrobat
- Open ADOBE ACROBAT on your MAC, navigate to the extreme left of the window, and click on the CREATE tab, and you can find MERGE FILES INTO A SINGLE PDF in the pallet which falls. CREATE > MERGE FILES INTO A SINGLE PDF
- Now a critical follow- up a step, just beside the CREATE tab, you can make a note of COMBINE. Currently, on a new screen, you can observe the ADD FILES tab on the top left, and by pressing it, you can import your files.
- You will notice the Finder Window popping up, search for the data you wish to merge, and hold the ⌘ Command while selecting multiple files.
- In contrast, you can also drag and drop the files into this window.
- Once you have all your files to be uploaded at your disposal, you’re ready to launch the final step. Before that, you might want to alter the order in which you want to merge the files. You can do that by using the MOVE UP or MOVE DOWN buttons on the bottom left.
- Press the COMBINE FILES button to start the merge operation. Now sit back and relax till you get your desired merged file.
- CREATE > MERGE FILES INTO A SINGLE PDF>COMBINE>ADD FILES>COMBINE FILES
PROS: Most systems have Adobe Acrobat as a built-in software, have a variety of options of merging to choose from, for say Single PDF or PDF Portfolio.
Method 3: Using Preview In Mac
- Launch the Preview App on your MacBook
- Open your PDF on the desktop and press the OPEN IN PREVIEW button
- Launch the Sidebar in the Preview window by pressing the Sidebar in the Preview window’s toolbar, or you can click ‘VIEW’> ‘SIDEBAR’> ‘SHOW SIDEBAR.’
- In the same VIEW, tab makes sure you have the Thumbnail launched.
- Now you’ve created a sidebar and a strict monotonous view on the Sidebar, which lies left to the screen. Here you can dump all the files you will and wish to merge.
- Now drag and drop various other files you want to merge with the current existing PDF.
- Make sure while you drop the files, it is not above or below the Thumbnail of the source file but exactly on the Thumbnail of the Source File.
- Now press FILE on the top and select the SAVE A VERSION
- OPEN THE SOURCE PDF>VIEW> SIDEBAR>SHOW SIDEBAR>DRAG & DROP>FILE>SAVE A VERSION
PROS: Preview Application can be found by default on the Macbook, has a very user-friendly flow involving the drag and dropping of thumbnails, has options of deleting, rotating, and reordering the files.
Method 4: Using An Unusual Hack
- Open the PDF file in any preferred software to view, might be a browser or third-party app.
- Start taking screenshots of the pages of all the data and save them in the desired location.
- Now select them in the order, the order in which you want them to print or the law of pages of the merged PDF file.
- Now select them all together, ready to print.
- Select “Printer to Save as PDF” in the printer dropdown box in the popup window.
- Now press the PRINT button, screenshots will be merged automatically, and the next window will ask for the location to save the file.
PROS: Quite simple to proceed, does not require any internet.
Method 5: Using Adobe PhotoShop
- Launch the application and click on the FILE tab at the top and open AUTOMATE then select PDF PRESENTATION. FILE>AUTOMATE>PDF PRESENTATION
- Make sure you have renamed all the files you want to merge in alphabetical order because it can’t align on PhotoShop.
- Now click SAVE. A new window will open, and there you can set the size of the pdf in the “compression” menu, then click on “save PDF” and choose the location and save it.
PROS: Might be a do it all place if you’re working with editing pictures and want to merge.