Answered By: Andy Wright
Last Updated: May 14, 2020     Views: 99

There a few ways of combining PDFs using Adobe Acrobat DC and Microsoft Word. 

Adobe Acrobat DC

Computers on-campus have access to the full version of Adobe Acrobat DC, including it's 'Combine Files' function. 

To use this feature:

  • In Adobe Acrobat DC, click on the 'Tools' tab and select 'Combine Files'.
  • Add the files that you would like to combine. (Note: Adobe will accept other files types in addition to PDF files, such as Word Documents). 
  • You will have the option of rearranging the order of the files and can even remove individual pages by clicking on the relevant PDF file in the list and pressing the 'Delete' button for the page that you would like to remove. 
  • Once you have ordered your PDF documents correctly, press 'Combine Files' and save to your preferred location. 
  • Adobe Acrobat DC will now combine each of the documents to make a new, single PDF. 

Microsoft Word

If you do not have access to the premium version of Adobe Acrobat DC, then you can still combine PDF documents by using Microsoft Word as follows:

  • In a new Microsoft Word document, select 'Insert' from the top bar.
  • In the 'Insert' tab, click on the small arrow next to 'Object' on the far-right side of the screen. 
  • Click 'Text From File'
  • In the following window, select the first PDF that you would like to place in to your Word document and press 'OK'
  • You may have a message stating that a PDF document is about to be converted and whether you accept this - Click 'Yes'.
  • The PDF will then be placed in to your Word document. 
  • Repeat the above steps until all of your required PDFs have been placed in to the document and you are happy with the layout. 
  • To export from Word as a PDF, simply click 'File' -> 'Save As...' -> Name your document and then set the file type to 'PDF'.

If you need any further assistance then please feel free to contact the Catalyst Help Desk at CatalystEnquiries@edgehill.ac.uk



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