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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Combining PDF documents!

I wanted to get a PDF document made out of a few Word documents. My first idea was to simply copy and paste all the documents to combine them before printing it as a PDF. I guess I am not quite a Word expert, because it really affected formatting. I didn't want to have to redo the formatting so I decided to just deal with multiple PDFs. That was until I found the freeware called Combine PDFs. It is really simple to use. You just drag and drop the documents in the right order and press "Merge PDFs". You can learn more or download Combine PDFs here from MacUpdate.

9 Comments:

Blogger Jon said...

I don't know if it's exactly the same thing that you're describing but once I had to combine multiple pdfs and I did it using Automator. There's a workflow under the PDFs category that combines pdf pages together. This way you don't have to dl any other software.

February 16, 2008 at 1:29 AM  
Blogger Todd said...

you can also use Preview to edit PDFs. you can drag and drop pages to rearrange them and even drag pages from other PDFs into another.

February 16, 2008 at 2:16 AM  
Blogger Michael.L said...

Hello,
I am quite new to Mac Os so I keep on reading your Blog every day...

But one of the Features I love most on Mac Os is the Great PDF-Integration.

I just wanted to write exact the same as todd - U can easily use Preview for combinig - or rearaning and so on.

Maybe u can add this to your Blog - so that even more people get to know this - Not everybody reads commens.

Kind Regards

February 16, 2008 at 3:02 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

In response to Todd and Michael L.:

Just curious, is this feature in Preview new to OS 10.5? I'm still working in OS 10.4 and can't seem to find this function.

February 16, 2008 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger mike said...

You can always make one Word file by 'inserting file' till complete and then converting to one PDF.

February 16, 2008 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Mme Rousseau said...

I use PDFlab and it works fine too.

February 16, 2008 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Todd said...

To Michael
I don't remember doing it in Tiger. If it doesn't for for you then it's probably something new in Leopard

February 19, 2008 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Andre said...

To Todd and Michael:

Could you please be more specific about how to drag and drop PDF pages using Preview?

It's not working for me here...

Thks

February 19, 2008 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Joel said...

Thanks Todd for the tip about Preview. I used to use PDFLab, but I like not having to get a new piece of software if I don't need to.

Andre - it is literally drag and drop. Just select the thumbnails of pages you want to move from Preview's sidebar (Shft-CMD- D if it's not visable) and drag to where you want in the same or another document (again, in the sidebar). To combine with another PDF, just select all and drag to the top or bottom of the document you want to combine with. Very nice.

February 26, 2008 at 7:19 AM  

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