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Old 06-15-2012, 03:56 AM
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By chance is there a shareware program that will combine several pdf's into one pdf?

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Old 06-15-2012, 04:11 AM
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As far as I know you'll need Acrobat Pro for that
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:28 AM
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On the Mac, you can do that in Preview, which comes with the Mac. You can combine PDFs, delete pages, rearrange the pages and annotate them. You can also print any page or pages from any other app to a PDF and add it to another PDF. No extra charge.

I don't even have Acrobat Reader on my Mac because Preview handles it all.

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Old 06-15-2012, 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by t3rockhall View Post
On the Mac, you can do that in Preview, which comes with the Mac. You can combine PDFs, delete pages, rearrange the pages and annotate them. You can also print any page or pages from any other app to a PDF and add it to another PDF. No extra charge.

I don't even have Acrobat Reader on my Mac because Preview handles it all.
Your correct, I did not mention that because a lot of the PDF files I use have many images on them and I've noticed that Preview sometimes has a difficult time handling them and some fonts. I have Acrobat Pro as part of an Adobe package
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Originally Posted by FASTFJR View Post
...I have Acrobat Pro as part of an Adobe package
I used to have Full Acrobat before I retired, because I created a lot of fill-in forms. In fact, I still have full Acro 7 here, although I can't remember the last time I used it.
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Originally Posted by castnet View Post
By chance is there a shareware program that will combine several pdf's into one pdf?

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I do it with the software package that comes with my eFax service. I think you can download and use the software without the service. I print the PDF files using the eFax printer. I then use the eFax combine files function. I can also use that software to edit the new .efx files and then print them back to pdf via eFax. I also use dopdf V7 to print almost any type of file to pdf (word, excel, eFax, etc.).

Good luck.
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Can open Office do that ?

I had a hack to print "Non Printable" PDF's anyone remember what that was ?
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You can do it for free, I have lots of my medical offices do it the following way.

Download and Install PRIMO PDF. It's a free Adobe Pro (like) Product it's stable and comes with no spam. You can print to .PDF with this software like Microsoft one note which is what many of my clients use it for.

To merge PDF's: Print to .PDF and when prompted for the save as location > Browse to your .PDF you wish to merge it with and select it to save over it. When you click save, it will ask if you want to overwrite the existing file or add an addendum to the file. Chose addendum it will add the page you are trying to print to the end of the original file.

It's somewhat of a back door, but once you understand the process it's a nice Free back door.
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