How to Make a Single PDF File Out of Several PDF Files

By Mark Slingo

PDF files can be read by a number of applications and appear the same, no matter in what application they are opened. The file developed by Adobe has become a recognized way of communicating information worldwide. To save file space or communicate separate pieces of information in one presentation, it is possible to merge multiple PDF files into a single file. The reader Adobe Acrobat enables PDF files to quickly and easily merge.

Step 1

Open the PDF files that you wish to merge.

Step 2

Click on the PDF file that you intend to be the first page of the single finalized PDF.

Step 3

Click the "Combine" icon in the top left hand corner of the window. Select the "Merge Files Into Single PDF" option from the drop down menu.

Step 4

Add all other files that you wish to attach to the first PDF. Drag and drop the files into the window file list, or click on "Add Files" to add the files from a directory search.

Step 5

Arrange the files in the order that you wish them to appear in the finalized PDF. Select the file size of small, medium or large. If you would like to only include selected pages from some of these files to appear in the final PDF then check this option and choose the relevant pages.

Step 6

Click on "Combine Files". The files will be merged into a single PDF. Save them to a designated location. Note that it may take a few minutes for the files to be combined, depending on the amount of pages, images and file sizes.

Tips & Warnings

  • If this method is unsuccessful for you then there are a number of websites online, which offer PDF merging services.