Merge PDF files

PDF has become one of the most used file format when it comes down to presenting valuable documents, books, articles, or basically any form of written speech. There is not a shadow of doubt that it also can include photos, charts, tables, figures and many more. However, in order to get the most out of this mind blowing format, you need to know how to do the basics. One of the actions that is widely used but still not familiar to everyone is the merging of two or more PDFs. This could be done because of some kind of a project, presentation or any other reason. What is important is to do it as quickly as possible and in the easiest way that is known. Therefore, in the following guide, we will present to you a number of effortless steps to complete this task.

Needless to say, there are more than one approaches to merge PDFs, but we will cover the most used method, using Adobe Acrobat, which is broadly spread tool around the world. This is the software that helps you open, view and eventually edit PDF documents.

How to merge PDF files? 

Step 1 - Download and install the full version of Adobe Acrobat

Keep in mind that you are probably already having Adobe Reader on your computer. Well, Adobe Acrobat is different and is specifically developed for operating with PDF files. Download it and install it, using the instructions that are on the official site.

Step 2 - Starting the process

To begin, look at the upper left corner of the software and click on the button “Create” PDF file. In case, you do not see this option, it is probably turned off and in order to have it back, you need to navigate to the “View” menu, then “Task Buttons” and select “Show All Task Buttons”.

Step 3 - Select the action that you want to execute

After you click on the “Create” button, a drop down menu will open, from which you have to choose the “Combine files into a Single PDF”. This action, will let you select all the files that you want to merge together from your machine.

Step 4 - Add the files that you want to work with

It goes without saying that you have probably stored in a special folder all the important files that you need. Thus, locate them, using the “Browse” button and then simply click OK. Now all your PDFs are shown in front of you in the box.

Step 5 - Rearrange the files as you want them to appear in the output file

Presumably, you need the files to be structured in a particular way and there is nothing wrong with that. What you need to do is use the provided options for moving and ordering the documents. As soon as you are done, go ahead and click on that “Combine Files” button at the right hand side and the process shall begin.

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