How to merge several PDF files into a single one
Thread poster: Trans-Marie

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Feb 14, 2007

Dear colleagues,

I am currently writing an application which I would like to send both by post and by email. Is there a way to merge several files into a single one? I have about ten PDFs, several Jpeg files and a Word document which is the application form. I suspect that there is no way to merge files of different kinds or is there?

However, merging the PDFs into a single PDF file (or several Jpeg files into a single Jpeg file) would be of great help as this problem frequently turns up when I want to add a certification of a translation (scanned and converted to PDF) to the translation itself. Is this feature included in the PDF writer (I don’t have one)?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
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a possible solution Feb 14, 2007

Hi Manuela,

one method would be to copy all the jpeg images and graphics into a single Word document (or even the Word doc you already have) and then convert the file to a PDF. Ultimately, it doesn't matter what type of file was used to create a PDF, the aim is to get everything into one document and then convert it.

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try arts split & merge tool Feb 14, 2007

Hi! check the web, this was available as trial for a while. I use it and it delivers satisfactory results.Best Brandis

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Robert Tucker
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PDFsam Feb 14, 2007

I've already posted about this application twice in the ProZ forums:

It is a Java application (so you need to have Java installed) and is free. It really is a neat, effective piece of software.

Regarding emailing your files, why not "zip" them together (thus compressing them at the same time)?

[Edited at 2007-02-14 09:23]

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Ara Mkrtchyan  Identity Verified
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The easiest way of merging PDFs, imho Feb 14, 2007

Hi Manuela,

If you have several pages of pdf as separate files and want them merged into one file, you can do it quite easily with the Adobe Acrobat (not the Reader). I can guide you through, if necessary. You just insert pages, define the sequence and that's it.
As for the jpeg files, you can save them as pdfs, by Photoshop for instance, and do the same insertion with the Acrobat.
Word files can also be converted into pdfs, as you probably know, so all your files can be converted to one common pdf file.


[Edited at 2007-02-14 16:17]

[Edited at 2007-02-14 16:18]

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Han Li  Identity Verified
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Adobe Acrobat Profession Feb 15, 2007

Adobe Acrobat profession (my version is 7) can solve it, I have just tested it. It can merge PDF files, Jpeg files and Word documents into one PDF file at the same time.

Han Li

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Éric Cléach  Identity Verified
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Another (free) solution Feb 15, 2007

Not sure it is worth buying Acrobat to merge PDF files...

Another solution, free and open-source :

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