Merge PDF: How to Guide, Tools, and Tips

Looking to merge PDF files together? From tax filing to business deals, PDFs frequently pop up on our life’s scripts. There’s a slew of things you can do with PDF files. In today’s Merge PDF: How to Guide, you will learn how to combine and merge different PDF files into one sizable shareable PDF file. With combined PDF files, you no longer have to launch each of them separately — that’s so incredibly time-saving.

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Combining PDF Files With All the Right Tools

Regrettably, a lot of freeware apps come without the possibility to merge PDF files, while their paid versions do offer this highly popular functionality. In our Merge PDF: How to Guide, we’ll let you in on how to merge .pdf files with and without specific tools.

You’re probably aware that the PDF file format was launched by Adobe. Naturally, the majority of Adobe Acrobat versions (except for the free Acrobat Reader, alas) are pretty good at merging PDF files. Below, you will discover some really handy and sometimes even free PDF mergers.

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Here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how to combine files in PDF via Acrobat DC:

  1. Launch Acrobat, go to the Tools menu, then hit ‘Add files’. At this stage, you’ll indicate whether you’ll be adding one file or a group of PDFs.
  2. Upon finishing sorting out your PDFs, click ‘Combine’ in the upper right section of the page.
  3. Save a new PDF file merged by Acrobat on your PC and open it to check that the whole thing worked well.

You already know that the free version of Adobe Reader available on most PCs is incapable of PDF files merging. This leaves us with two major options: merging PDF online through multiple specialized services or via the installation of a PDF merger freeware. We’ve explored some of the most popular free online PDF merger services and are now ready to share our thoughts on them with you.

SmallPDF is another service that might help you to merge your PDF file. The software might be is not that user-friendly as Adobe to PDFLiner, but you can still merge your PDF using it.

In PDFLiner you can add and delete pages from your pdf document. Also you will be able to replace pages using our "Rearrange Pages" tool. It's located on the left sidebar.

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Now that you’re familiar with some really handy tools that will help you merge files in PDF, don’t forget that PDFLiner is among the best platforms where you can edit your combined PDFs, e-sign them safely, and share them with as many recipients as you want. Learn how to edit PDF files via our service and get started today.

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FAQ on How to Combine PDF Files Into One

Still can’t stop Googling ‘online PDF merger for free’, ‘how to combine two PDF files’, or ‘how to combine multiple PDF files”? Have questions left on the topic? Take a look at the answers to our readers’ most frequently asked questions below. Chances are you’ll find the answer to your current PDF-to-merge question there, too.

Can I merge PDF files with files of other formats?

Yes, there are online services via which you can merge PDF files with files of other formats, e.g. Word, Excel files, images, etc. As of today, PDFLiner doesn’t offer this possibility, but we’re on a path of nonstop improvement, which means more is always to come.

How to combine PDF files on Mac?

Make the most of Preview, the hidden gem of macOS, to edit and merge your PDF files. This fantastic application is also perfect for editing images, e-signing docs, and sorting out your PDF files (without the need to splurge on a dedicated PDF editing application).

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Content Marketer at PDFLiner