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Want to merge PDFs using an alternative to Preview on Mac? Merging two or more PDF files means transferring one document into another PDF file to make one combined document. By combining PDF files on Mac, users will avoid a lot of hassle, as well as save time and storage space. Merging documents also helps with organization. Therefore, in this article we'll explain how to merge PDFs on Mac with PDFelement for Mac.

There are multiple ways to merge PDF files on Mac. One of them is using PDFelement for Mac. It enables you to add multiple PDF files to merge into a single PDF document seamlessly. One of the unique things about using this software is that you can instantly convert different images and combine them into one PDF file, all within the same software. You can easily rotate the pages in the newly merged PDF file, as well as rearrange pages and edit them.

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One of the biggest advantages of using this software is that it will let you convert recently merged PDF files into Word documents, PowerPoint slides or Excel spreadsheets. If you are combining scanned documents, you can perform OCR to change it into an editable format. What's more, it's compatible with macOS 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14 Mojave. So you don't have to worry about compatibility issues. You can also combine scanned documents into one PDF on Mac.

How to Combine PDF Files on Mac

So, still wondering how to combine PDF files on Mac? The following steps will help you accomplish this.

Step 1. Launch the Program

Make sure you have the latest version of PDFelement for Mac installed. Open the software and click "Combine Files" on the home screen to choose the files you want to merge.

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Step 2. Join PDF Files on Mac

Click on "Add Files" and select the files that you want to add. Once all the files have been uploaded in that window, click on the "Combine" button.

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It will ask you to save the merged PDF file on your device. Select the appropriate location, rename your PDF file and click on the "Save" button.

Step 3. Edit PDF File (Optional)

The merged PDF file will now open in PDFelement. You can make edits to it if needed. In order to delete, add or replace the text in the PDF file, click on the "Edit" button in the top toolbar. If you want to rearrange the pages of the PDF file, click and hold the thumbnail of each page and drag to move them accordingly.

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Step 4. Save Merged PDF File

Once you have edited your PDF file, you can save it. Click on "File" and then select "Save As". You're done! That is how you merge PDF files using PDFelement.

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How to Combine Scanned Documents into one PDF on Mac

Step 1. Open Program

Open PDFelement for Mac. There are two different options from here. The first one is to click "Combine file" on the home screen. Another option is to go to "File > Create > Combine files into PDF".

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Step 2. Combine Scanned Documents into one PDF on Mac

Once you click "Combine files into PDF", a pop up window will appear. Click on "Add files", and then select all the scanned documents or image-based PDF files that you want to combine.

In the "options" tab, you can select the size of the file and other customization options. Once the files load, click "Combine". The process will be completed within seconds. That is how you combine scanned documents into one PDF on Mac successfully.

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Step 3: Perform OCR (Optional)

The combined PDF will automatically open in the program once the process is complete. If you want to edit the PDF, you can click on "Edit" and then "OCR", or you can directly click on "Perform OCR" on the reminder bar at the top of the screen.

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Note: The OCR feature is only available in the PDFelement for Mac Pro version. Please download the Pro version below:

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Published: Oct 17,2017 19:44 pm / Updated: Dec 05,2018 11:44 am

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