How to merge PDF files: Windows, Mac, Online

How to merge PDF files: Windows, Mac, Online

PDF Creator and other PDF editing software give users the flexibility of merging multiple PDF files into single or multiple files. You have different ways to achieve the same result depending on your OS. Here we give you what you need to combine and merge your PDF documents in easy and fast ways.

Windows

PDF Creator is a piece of software that allows users to combine several files into one using its printer function.

  • Download PDF Creator.
  • Open all of the PDF files that you wish to merge.
  • For the first file, select File > Print, choose PDF Creator as the printer and select Print. In the print dialogue box, select Wait collate.
  • Open the second file and repeat the previous actions for all of the files.
  • The Print Monitor will display a list of all of the files, which will be highlighted.
  • Go to Menu > Document Merge. Your files should now all be present in one document.

Mac

Mac users are fortunate when it comes to merging PDF documents as this feature is already native to their systems.

  • Open the PDF documents in Preview that you would like to merge and click the Menu icon in the top-left corner.
  • Make sure that there is no checkmark next to the Thumbnails option.
  • You should now see the list of pages in your document.
  • Click one of the pages and press Command [⌘] + A to select all of the pages. To only merge some pages, select them while pressing the Command [⌘] key.
  • Drag the pages and drop them in the list of pages you want to merge. You should wait to see the + before letting go of your mouse to ensure that the files were well merged.
  • Make sure to save your document so that your changes are taken into account.

Online

There are many sites that exist to help you merge your PDF files online. Some of the most popular ones include PDF Merge and Small PDF.

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