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How to Merge PDF without Preview on Mac OS X El Capitan

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Have you ever tried to merge two or more pages with Preview on Mac and it saves only one page. Sometimes it's "Save" command does not show up in preview of multiple pages in a PDF document. Actually merging PDF files on Mac is quite easy and simple. But you may face issues in rare cases with pdf document. So, you need to consider using the right PDF editor to replace Preview. Now let's learn how to merge PDF without Preview on Mac OS X El Capiatn.

Part 1Best PDF Merger for Mac OS X El Capitan

Wondershare PDFelement for Mac is an all-in-one PDF editing tool, which provides all important functions like edit and annotate, create and convert PDFs. It has a user-friendly interface where there are no hidden sub-menus or complex names and it just provides effective toolbar to modify or read you pdf documents.

combine pdf on mac el capitan
  • Create PDF file from popular document file formats or vice versa.
  • Adjust or edit texts, images and pages in a PDF with powerful editing tools.
  • Advanced annotation features to comment, highlight and markup PDF.
  • Merge multiple PDF files or split one PDF into multiple pages easily.
  • Sign PDF with built-in stamps and personalized signatures.
  • Fill in or create PDF forms with customized text fields and buttons.
  • Protect PDF files by adding password and other restrictions.
Items Wondershare PDFelement    PDFelement for Mac preview for mac
Combine PDF Files

Supports batch combine multiple PDF files into one. You can even combine PDF with other types of files together.

Drag and drop PDF documents one by one for combining.


Mac 10.7 or later, including OS X 10.12 Sierra
iOS 8 or later, including iOS 10
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP

No Windows and iOS version

User-friendly Interface
Running Speed

Compare Wondershare PDFelement for Mac and Apple Preview side by side.

Part 2How to Combine Multiple PDF Files into One without Preview on Mac OS X El Capitan

Download Wondershare PDFelement for Mac. Drag and drop PDFelement into the "Applications" folder in the "Install" window. The follow the steps below to merge PDF files into one on Mac OS X 10.11.

Step 1. Import PDF Files to Combine

Launch PDFelement on your Mac. Click the "Combine Files" button on the Home window. Choose the relevant PDF files and click "Open" to load the files in the PDF element. You can also go to "File > Create" menu and then select "Combine Files into PDF".

In the pop up window, you can click "Add Files" to load more PDFs and rearrange the file order according to your need. Finally click "Combine" to merge PDFs together.

Step 2. Edit Combined PDF File (Optional)

In this step PDFelement for Mac provides easy functions for you to add or edit any text, image, pages on the combined PDF files.

To edit a text, click the "Edit" button to select any text or line to modify the PDF file; click "Add Text" to insert text as per your needs. To edit image, you can click "Add Image" to insert a new image, or double click the image to extract, replace or crop it. You can access all the page editing options on the right side "Pages" menu.

Step 3. Save Your Edited PDF

After editing and annotating your PDF, you can then click "File > Save" to output the final result. Or you can go to "File > Share" to send your PDF by email, upload it to Dropbox or print it for more sharing.

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Published: Jan 25,2016 15:40 pm / Updated: May 24,2017 17:21 pm

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