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How to Combine PDF

2021-04-09 16:50:31 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

If you have many documents that you need to organize, you may have the need to combine PDFs into one file to make your work more efficient. But how can you combine PDF files? In this article you can learn four efficient methods to easily combine multiple PDFs into one document with PDFelement.

Method 1: Right-Click to Combine PDF

Step 1. Select and Right Click PDFs

Hold the "Ctrl" key, to select your files one by one, then right-click the file to select the "Combine to PDF" menu.

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Step 2. Combine PDF

PDFelement will be opened directly, and in the new popup window, you can click the "+ Add file" button to select more files to be combined. Also, you can select the pages that you want to combine under the "Page Range" tab. After setting, you can click the "Apply" button to start to combine these files. Then the combined PDF file will be opened in PDFelement.

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Check more details about how to use the right-click method to create PDF files and convert PDF files to other format files.


Method 2: How to Combine PDFs from Home Window

Managing large documents can be time-consuming and challenging. By combining multiple PDFs, you can increase productivity and improve the organization by easily modifying the page order of your document.

Step 1. Load Multiple PDF Documents

Launch PDFelement on your computer and then click the "Combine PDF" button on the Home window. Browse your local folder to drag and drop multiple PDF documents straight into the pop-up window. Note that you can combine documents with completely different formats into one PDF.

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Alternatively, After launching PDFelement and click "Back" to go to the main interface. Then select the "Tool" > "Combine Files" button and choose files to add.

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Step 2. Start to Combine

After adding all your documents into the combine window, you can manually select the pages that you want to combine. Besides, click the "..." gear behind "Output folder" to select an output folder to save the combined PDF document to, then press "Apply" to start the combined process.

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PDFelement is a common solution when you need a program to combine PDFs, not only because it merges PDFs together, but because it also allows you to combine different file types like PowerPoint, Word, Excel, images, and more into one PDF. Learn more about how to combine word documents into one PDF.

PDFelement also has the Mac version, so here are the steps to combine PDF files on Mac.


Method 3: How to Combine PDF Pages by Thumbnail

Step 1. Open a PDF File

Open up a PDF document using the "Open files" button in PDFelement's main program window.

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Step 2. Combine with Another PDF

Click the "Thumbnail" button on the top left. Then, you can drag your other PDF into the thumbnail column.

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After that, your selected PDF will be inserted into this PDF. That's quite easy and quick to combine other PDF pages with your opened PDF.


Method 4: How to Combine PDFs by Inserting Pages

Step 1. Open a PDF File

Open your PDF document within PDFelement by taping on the "Open files" button in the Home window.

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Step 2. Combine PDF Pages

Go to the "Page" on the top menu bar and select the "Insert"> "From PDF" option to browse and select another PDF document to open.

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Step 3. Select Pages from Another PDF

Now, in the pop-up "Insert" window, you can select all pages or only a range of pages in this PDF document to combine with the opened PDF document. Also, you can set the page Location in the PDF.

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If you want to compress PDF files after the combination, here is the solution.


Video of Combining PDF Files

PDFelement is also equipped with powerful editing and annotation tools, enabling you to make quick and accurate changes to your text, images and fonts. This saves you time and improves your productivity. You can also add stamps or sticky notes to your PDF file and highlight text using this tool. Another amazing feature is OCR, which can turn scanned PDFs into fully editable and searchable documents without losing the original layout or formatting.

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