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Acrobat 101:   Creating PDF Files

Combine several files into a single PDF

When you work with paper documents, sometimes you need to staple a few files together. When you work with electronic documents, sometimes you need to do the same thing. Here’s how to combine a few different files into one single PDF file.

  1. In Acrobat’s “File” menu, hover over “Create” and then click on “Combine Files into a Single PDF…” The Combine dialog box will pop up.
  2. Now you can choose which files from you want to combine into the PDF. These files can be PDF files or not; just about anything that can be converted to PDF is fair game here. Just drag and drop the files or folders from your computer into the Combine dialog box. You can also manually choose files with the “Add Files…” button in the upper left corner.
  3. If you like, you can re-order the files by dragging and dropping them into the order you’d like them.
  4. Once you’ve gotten all the pages sorted out, you can click “Combine Files”. Acrobat will convert them to PDF and combine them all together, and then open your PDF file in a new Acrobat window.

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