There are going to be times that you are going to combine your PDF files. It could be for convenience to organize your files, or to keep all info in one place. Whatever reason you may have, you need a tool that can help you merge files. Don’t worry! It’s not as hard as it sounds. You might not be aware of this, but you probably already have the tools we’re going to mention on your device. So without further ado, here are some tips on how to merge your files into a single PDF.
Technically, PDFBear is not on your device, but rather a website that you can easily access anytime, anywhere. PDFBear lets you merge PDF files free of charge, and more! You can also have access to its other PDF tools such as compress, convert, secure, edit, view, repair, and split PDF.
- To start merging your PDF files, open your browser, and visit www.PDFBear.com. Once you’re on the website, you’ll notice how clean and straightforward the interface is. Look for the Merge PDF tool and click it.
- The PDF merger is the quickest and simplest way to combine your files without spending too much time on editing. Believe it or not, you can combine your files in less than a minute! Upload the files that you want to merge and wait for the server to load.
- If necessary, you can modify, add more files, and rearrange your PDF files first before merging. When you’re done, press the Combine button.
- And that’s it! All that is left to do is to download the new file to your device or upload it to your drive. You can also make further edits to your file, such as converting to Word or compressing the PDF to reduce file size.
PDFBear is 256-Bit SSL-encrypted and makes sure to erase all your tracks whenever you use its website. So whether you are working on a top-secret file or not, your files will not be at risk for malware. Since PDFBear is cloud-based software, you can access it even if you are using your phone, as long as you have an internet connection.
Why not use the software of the company that created the PDF format? If there’s anyone who knows what they’re doing, that’s Adobe Acrobat. I mean, they are the ones who invented the PDF format so it’s only logical to think that they also have some tools that can simply merge files into one PDF. Before we can start, make sure that you have the software downloaded on your device. Unlike PDFBear, which is a cloud-based tool, you need to have the Adobe Acrobat subscription and software for it to work. Though you can only ideally merge your files using a desktop or a laptop, you can combine your files offline. Here are the steps on how to combine your files:
- Open the Adobe Acrobat software. Click Tools and look for the Combine Files option.
- Next, add the files that you want to merge, then click Open.
- You can now rearrange the order of the files. When you’re done, click Combine Files.
- Adobe Acrobat will now merge your file. You still have to manually save the new file. To do this, go to File, Save As, then choose the location where you want to save the file.
- Rename the file then press Save.
If you’re an Apple user, you might not be utilizing this built-in tool. Preview is the default software for viewing your photos and PDF files. But you can also use this app to combine your PDF files. You don’t even have to pay for a fee! Here’s how you can use Preview:
- Open one of the files using Preview. Click on the sidebar, then thumbnails option. You should be able to see the list of pages of your PDF.
- Now, go to Edit, click Insert, then select Page From File.
- Choose the other file that you want to merge with the current file you have in Preview. Click the Open button and observe what’s going to happen. The PDF you’ve selected will be added to the end of the first PDF file.
- Save the new PDF by going to File, then select Export As PDF. Choose the file name and the location where you want to save the file. That’s all you have to do!
Combining PDF files may not be the most exciting thing in the world, but admit that sometimes you get a sense of pride whenever you finish such a task. Thanks to these tips, you no longer need to research more on how to combine files. Bookmark this article so you can go back to this the next time you need to merge your PDF files.