By Megon VenterMon. 15 Jan. 20243min Read

How to Combine Two PDFs

Learning how to combine two PDFs into a single document can streamline your workflow and make document management more efficient.
How to Combine Two PDFs

In this guide, we'll explore the reasons to combine PDFs and best practices and address frequently asked questions to help you master the process.

Megon Venter
Blog Author - B2B SaaS Content Writer
Megon is a B2B SaaS Content Writer with 7 years of experience in content strategy and execution. Her expertise lies in the creation of document management tutorials and product comparisons.

How to Combine PDFs on Windows

Use our PDF combiner tool to turn multiple PDF files into a single PDF file on your Windows operating system.

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Step 1: Open PDF Reader Pro

Click "Merge" on the Home interface.

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Step 2: Make File Selection

Select "Add Files" and choose which PDFs to combine from your file list.

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Step 3: Click "Merge" in the Pop-Up Window

Finalize your single document export using the merge PDF tool.

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How to Combine PDFs on Mac

On your Mac operating system, use our PDF combiner tool to merge your files together in a few quick clicks.

 Step 1: Open the Home Screen

Under "Advanced Features" click on "Merge" to open the PDF window that allows you to combine files.

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Step 2: Add File to PDF Combiner

Click "Add Files" to choose PDFs from your file explorer.

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Step 3: Click Merge in the Merger Window

This will save your complete file as a single document. 

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Reasons to Combine PDFs

Combining PDF files using additional tools offered by PDF Reader Pro can offer various benefits, including:


1. File Organization: Merging multiple files into a single PDF helps maintain a well-organized document structure, reducing file clutter and duplicate files. 

2. Efficient Collaboration: PDF Reader Pro provides powerful collaboration features in the tools tab, allowing teams to work seamlessly on a single PDF document.

3. Simplified Distribution: Combining files into a single PDF simplifies the distribution process, making it easier to share comprehensive information.

4. Streamlined Editing: Google Drive offers a convenient platform for collaborative editing, and merging PDFs enhances the editing process.

You can also learn about merging and combining PDF files using PDF Reader Pro in our guide.

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Johan Müller
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Best Practice: How to Combine PDFs

To successfully combine two PDFs into a single PDF file, follow these best practices for using a PDF merger tool:


1. Use Online Tools: Take advantage of online services that offer PDF merging capabilities. These editing tools are user-friendly and eliminate the need for additional software.

2. Utilize Built-In Options: Many platforms, such as Preview on Mac, come with built-in PDF merging options. Explore these default features for quick and hassle-free merging.

3. Consider Third-Party Apps: Explore third-party applications designed specifically for merging PDFs into a single file. These apps often provide additional functionalities for advanced users.

4. Ensure File Compatibility: Before merging, ensure that the PDFs you're combining are in the same file format to prevent any compatibility issues.


Combining Two PDF Files: FAQs

Have questions about your merged PDF file or want to know more about PDF Reader Pro's built-in tool for merging? Peruse our FAQ section carefully:


Is There a File Size Limitation?

Some tools may have limitations on file size. Check the specifications of the tool you're using to ensure compatibility with your files.


Can I Merge More Than Two PDFs at Once?

Yes, many tools allow you to merge multiple PDFs simultaneously. Explore the options available in your chosen tool for additional PDF files. 


Are There Free, Open-Source Options?

Absolutely! Explore free and open-source options for merging PDFs. However, these programs may not offer the same additional options. 


What About File Number Limitations?

Some tools may impose restrictions on the maximum number of files you can merge in a single operation. Be aware of these limitations to avoid issues.


Can I Merge PDFs with Different Page Orientations?

Yes, most PDF merging tools handle PDF form files with different page orientations. Ensure that the merged document maintains a consistent layout.


Is an Internet Connection Required for Online Tools?

Yes, online tools often require an internet connection as the merging process is performed on remote servers. Ensure a stable connection for seamless merging.


How Do I Preserve Bookmarks Per File During Merging?

To preserve bookmarks, choose a PDF merging tool that explicitly mentions support for retaining bookmarks during the merging process.


Can I Merge PDF Forms Containing Forms and Interactive Elements?

Yes, but it's crucial to use a merging tool that supports interactive elements. This ensures that form fields and other dynamic content remain functional.


What's the Maximum Number of Pages I Can Merge in a PDF merger?

The maximum number of pages depends on the specific editing software. Check the documentation or specifications of the chosen tool for information on page limitations.


Do Merged Files Maintain Original File Names?

Some tools automatically retain original file names, while others may generate a new name for the merged file. Confirm this feature in your chosen tool's settings.


Can I Merge Encrypted PDFs?

Certain tools may handle encrypted PDFs. However, be cautious, as not all tools support merging encrypted files.


Remember, mastering the art of combining PDFs can significantly enhance your document management skills. Experiment with different tools, and soon you'll become a pro at merging PDFs with just a few clicks. Happy merging!

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