How to Successfully Merge Your PDFs

If you’ve ever had to deal with multiple PDF files, you know how frustrating it can be to try and combine them into one document. Emailing multiple PDFs becomes a hassle, and scrolling through several attachments in one folder is time-consuming. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to pdf merge into one single document. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be done in no time!

Successfully Merge Your PDFs

1. Open the first PDF file that you want to merge. Click on “File” located in the upper left-hand corner of your screen. A drop-down menu will appear. mouse over “Save As.” Another drop-down menu will appear with several options. Click on “PDF.” This will open a “Save As” window.

2. Name your file and click on the “Location” where you want to save it. Once you’ve found the perfect location, click on “Save.” You’ve now saved your first PDF as a PDF file!

3. Open the second PDF file that you want to merge with the first one. Again, click on “File” in the upper left-hand corner and mouse over “Save As.” This time, however, click on the location where you saved the first PDF file that you created.

4. The “Save As” window from before will pop up again. Make sure that the “File name” field has the same name as your first PDF file followed by “-1.” For example, if your first file was named “MergedPDF,” your second file should be named “MergedPDF-1.” Then click on “Save.” You have now saved your second PDF document as a copy of your first PDF document!

5. Now go to the location of where you saved both of your PDF files (most likely in a folder on your computer’s desktop). Right-click on your second PDF document (the one ending in “-1”). A drop-down menu will appear–left click on it and hold until another menu appears underneath it; then left click on “Open With” and hold until yet another menu appears below that; finally, left click on whichever program you want to open it with (Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is recommended). A warning may pop up asking if you’re sure you want to open it with this program; simply left click on “OK.”

6. Now that both of your PDFs are open, go to each individual page that you want merged into one document and drag it over to the other opened PDF document until both pages are side by side. If done correctly, there should be a blue line running down the middle of your screen separating the two pages.

7. To save this newly merged page as its own separate document, left click once on “File” located in the upper left-hand corner and mouse over “Save As”; then left click once more on whichever location you want to save it in followed by clicking on “Save.” And there you have it! You have now successfully merged two or more PDF files into one single document.

8. If at any point during these instructions you felt lost or confused, don’t hesitate to reach out for help from a friend or family member or even consult Google for further clarification!

In the end

PDFs are an essential part of many students’, professionals’, and businesses’ lives but can often become problematic when trying to manage multiple documents at once–especially when emailing or trying to print them out en masse. No need to worry, though! By following these simple steps next time you find yourself struggling with managing multiple PDF files, merging them will be a breeze!



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