How to Create a Multiple Page PDF

By Charles Carswell

Many times the need arises to create multiple PDF documents from various sources and file types. This feature allows a PDF creation from a number of files within a directory. Once the pages are created, further editing can be done such as adding header and footer sections and including page numbering. Combined pages can be rearranged as desired. The resulting file is created and named as “Binder1.pdf” and can be renamed accordingly.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Acrobat version 6 or higher

Creating a Multiple Page PDF

Step 1

Open Adobe Acrobat.

Step 2

Click the “Create PDF” icon on the menu bar and select “From Multiple Files.” The “Create PDF from Multiple Documents” dialog box appears.

Step 3

Click the “Browse” button in the Add Files section. The “open” files panel appears.

Step 4

Navigate through your directories and select the files you wish added to a single PDF.

Step 5

Click the “Add” button when done. The selected files appear in the “Files to Combine” section of the “Create PDF from Multiple Documents” dialog window.

Step 6

Click “OK.” The document progress bar briefly appears and multiple documents are created and combined into a single PDF. The new PDF is named "Binder1.pdf” and contains your selected files. You can rename it later as you wish.

Tips & Warnings

  • In Step 5, make sure the “Include all open PDF documents” and the “Include most recent list of files to capture” checkboxes are selected. You can always remove redundant or unwanted entries by clicking the “Remove” button in the “Arrange Files” section. Also, the files can be positioned in any order you wish by making a selection and re-ordering it using the “Move Up” or “Move Down” buttons in the “Arrange Files” section.