How to combine PDF files easily, quickly and safely

How to combine PDF files easily, quickly and safely

In general, PDF files are a kind of “official documents on-line", so knowing how to convert them to a file format and vice versa is an important professional skill. Another equally important thing is to know how to organize multiple PDF files in a single document, which is what we want to talk to you about now: how to combine PDF files, it doesn't matter if you use a Windows or MacOS computer. We will also analyze some alternatives on-line, those who, regardless of what platform you are in, will do all the work for you.

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The Windows method

Being one of the best PDF readers and editors in the world, it is good to know how to use Adobe Acrobat to combine PDF files. The only disadvantage of Acrobat DC is that it is a software premium, which means you should pay for the privilege of using it.

Fortunately, there is a free trial version that allows you to try it, and it is very useful if you only need to combine a couple of PDF files only once, once or if you plan to do so in the near future. For the rest, there are plenty of alternatives on the web that will be more than enough for you.

Step 1: Download and install the free trial version of Adobe Acrobat DC.

Step 2: Once installed, open the software and click on the “Tools” tab in the upper left corner.

Step 3: click on the “Merge files” button.

Step 4: Click on the blue “Add files” button and select the PDF documents you want to combine. It should be noted that this method works for all types of files, not just PDF files.

Step 5: With your PDF files selected, click on the blue “Merge” button in the upper right corner.

Step 6: Your PDF files have now been merged into one. All you need to do is save it in a new location, by clicking on "File" followed by "Save As", and then selecting a name and location for this new combined file.

If you don't like the idea of ​​using Adobe software or its trial version, there are many third-party options that you can consider, all specially designed for Windows. An economical and effective option is Perfect PDF Combine, which can be very useful if you combine many PDF files and want an application dedicated exclusively to it.

Alternatively, check out some of the online options that we will show you later in this guide. All of these are free and equally effective for combining PDF files.

The macOS method

Previous versions and the latest version of macOS from High Sierrate allow you to use Preview or Preview to combine PDF files whenever you know what you are doing. It is a fairly organic process, which you should be able to handle quickly, especially if you follow our method step by step.

Step 1: Open Finder and select all the PDF files you want to combine.

Step 2: Once you have selected the files you want to combine, the Finder window shows a preview of the files with a Create PDF button below. Select it and a new PDF will be created for you.