How to Сombine PDF Files on Mac

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How to combine PDF files on Mac with Movavi PDF Editor

How to Merge PDF Files on Mac with Movavi PDF Editor

Users often need to merge PDF files – it’s helpful when you need to combine scanned documents into a single file, to insert a picture or table in a report, or just to copy and paste an individual page from one PDF into another. It's also important that the merging process does not cause loss of quality. If you are new to merging PDFs, it can be difficult to figure out which PDF compiler is right for you.

Movavi PDF Editor is simple and secure PDF-editing software that lets you concatenate or export pages from existing PDFs with no risk of hacking, unauthorized copying, viewing, use, or file distribution.

Get Movavi PDF Editor for Mac OS X and take a look at these options for combining PDF files.

How to Merge PDFs on Mac Using the Merge Files Feature

  • Step 1. Download the Program

    After downloading the distribution file, launch it and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

  • Step 2. Add Files

    Launch the program and click Merge at the bottom right of the window. In the window that opens, click Select Files and upload the PDF files you want to merge. Alternatively, you can just drag and drop them into the workspace.

  • Step 3. Combine Multiple PDFs into One

    When all the files have been added to the PDF Editor window, arrange them in the appropriate order by dragging and dropping each file into place. Click Merge to merge two or more PDF files.

  • Step 4. Make Edits and Submit Them with One Click

    Your new file opens in a new tab as a compilation of all the pages from the merged files. The files will be placed one after another, and the page order in multipage documents will be preserved. You can use drag-and-drop to change the order. To save the new PDF file, click File on the menu bar and select Save As.

How to Merge Multiple PDF Files with Images Using the Append Files Feature

It’s often useful to add photos and other kinds of images to your PDF documents to make the document more informative and easy-to-read. Movavi PDF Editor automatically converts JPG and PNG images into PDFs.

  • Step 1. Get the Program

    First, download and install Movavi PDF Editor on your computer.

  • Step 2. Upload a PDF

    To upload a PDF document into the program, click Open File in the middle of the program window and specify the file that you want to import.

  • Step 3. Import Images into Your Document

    To place an image in the PDF document, use the Edit Objects mode and the Add Image button. To add images as separate pages, go to the page management mode and click Append Files in the right-hand menu. The new object can be moved to any position in the document by dragging and dropping it to the desired location.

  • Step 4. Save the File

    Save the file using the Save or Save As commands from the menu bar.

How to Use Document Pages to Combine into a PDF on Mac

If you need to copy and paste the contents of multiple files into a new file, Movavi PDF Editor is also at your service.

  • Step 1. Download the App

    Download and install the software from the current website.

  • Step 2. Prepare Files

    Open a file in the PDF Editor using the Open File button. Open two or more files from which you wish to collect pages in different tabs.

  • Step 3. Collect Individual Pages from Different Documents

    Delete the unwanted pages from the first PDF file. Then, copy pages from other files and insert them into the first file by dragging and dropping them or using the Copy and Paste commands in the Manage Pages mode menu.

  • Step 4. Save Your File

    Use the Save or Save As commands from the menu bar to save your file.

Our PDF binder for Mac also enables you to edit created files (delete unneeded pages, move or rotate individual pages, etc.) and save them after editing.

How to Combine PDF Files on a Mac Online

If you want to merge PDFs right in your browser, we recommend you try PDFChef. This web-based PDF editor lets you combine PDF files on a Mac online. Be aware, however, that the app has some limitations – you can only convert one file at a time, and the file size is limited to 32 MB.

  • Step 1. Go to the Website

    Follow the link below to go to the service website.

    Go to the PDFChef website

  • Step 2. Add Your Files

    Click Choose Files to add your PDFs. You can also drag and drop them into the upload area.

  • Step 3. Merge and Save the Files

    Wait a few moments for PDFChef to upload and merge your PDFs. Then click Save and download – the app will save the PDF files to the Uploads folder as a single merged file.

How to Combine PDF Files in Preview on Mac

You can also merge PDFs for free using an application built into the macOS – Preview. Here’s a simple explanation of how to combine PDF files in Preview on a Mac.

  • Step 1. Open Your Files

    Open the PDF files you want to combine in Preview.

  • Step 2. Select the Pages

    In each PDF, choose View and select Thumbnails to show the page thumbnails in the sidebar.

    Press and hold the Command key, select the thumbnails of the pages you want to add to the other document, then release Command.

  • Step 3. Merge and Save the PDFs

    Drag the pages into the sidebar of the other PDF file, and drop them where you want them to appear. To save the result, click File and choose Export as PDF.

Movavi PDF Editor

Everything you need from PDF Software!

  • PDF creation from scratch
  • Different PDF-editing modes (4-in-1 page arrangement,
    text editing, and object editing)
  • Electronic signature solutions
  • One-click file export and print output

Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.

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