Printing pages from multiple PDF's to scan them into a single file or copying and pasting pages together is tedious and wasteful of time and resources. Instead, use Acrobat Pro to create a new PDF with the ability to select specific pages from any number of different PDF's all in a single process. The steps below illustrate how this is done.
- Open one of the PDF files with pages to include in the new PDF. NOTE: When including pages from long files, it can be more efficient to open these files and document the pages to include before starting the PDF creation process.
- Click the "Create" button on the left side above the document and select "Combine Files into a Single PDF". NOTE: If the Create button does not exist, click "File" then "Create" to access all options under the Create menu.
- In the Combine Files window, click the "Add Files" button and select the appropriate selection for the type of files or folders to add.
- Navigate to the files or folders to add and select them one at a time or in groups.
- To select contiguous files or folders, click the first file, hold the Shift key and click on the last file or folder.
- To select multiple non-contiguous files or folders, click on the first file, hold the Control key and select each additional file or folder.
- To change the order of the files which controls the order of the pages in the new PDF, click on a file name and click the "Move Up" or "Move Down" button.
- Once all of the files have been added, select the pages from each file to include if anything other than all pages of the file is desired.
- Click on a file name.
- With the file name highlighted, click the "Choose Pages" button at the bottom.
- In the Preview and Select Page Rage window, type out the number for each page to include, or type a range of pages to include in the box under Select Page Range.
- Use the arrows under the file to preview each page of the file if necessary.
- Click OK to save the pages chosen.
- Continue to select the pages to include for each file until finished.
- Click "Combine Files" to create the new PDF.
- The PDF will open in a new window.
As always, use technology to your advantage!