How to Combine PDF Files

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1. Download and install Movavi PDF Editor.
2. Open the program and choose Merge from the tools menu.
3. In the window that opens, click Select Files and choose the files you want to combine.
4. To combine PDF documents, click Merge.

By clicking the button, you’re downloading the free version of Movavi PDF Editor.*

How to merge PDF files with Movavi PDF Editor

How to Merge PDF Files

There are multiple instances when you might need the ability to safely merge PDF files – you may need to merge scanned documents into a single PDF, add a cover page to a presentation, or just copy an individual page from one PDF file into another. There are plenty of tools for solving this task that offer support for merging PDFs both online and offline. In this article, we'll review Movavi PDF Editor as an advanced desktop application designed to easily edit and merge PDFs, and PDFChef as a feature-limited alternative that lets you merge PDFs online.

We'll briefly describe the tools below and explain how to use each to combine multiple PDF files into one.

How to Merge PDF Files Using the Merge Files Button

If you need to combine two or more PDFs into one large PDF, Movavi PDF Editor is at your service. This simple and powerful utility lets you merge multiple PDF files in just a few clicks.

  • Step 1. Install Movavi PDF Editor

    Download the PDF Editor, launch the installation file, and follow the instructions on the screen.

  • Step 2. Add the PDFs You Want to Join Together

    Run the program and click Merge in the tools list. In the window that opens, click Select Files and choose files you want to merge. You can also drag the files into the app’s working area.

  • Step 3. Join the PDF Files

    You can rearrange the files you’ve added by dragging them into the desired order. To create a single PDF from these multiple documents, click Merge. The new document will open in another tab so you can do more editing if you wish.

  • Step 4. Make Edits and Submit Them

    In the preview tab, you will see the merged file with all the pages from the files you added. The pages will appear in the order in which the documents were placed earlier. Any of these pages can be moved, copied, rotated, or deleted. If you need to add some extra blank space between your pages, use the Blank Page button in the right-hand panel. To save the new file, click File in the menu bar and choose Save As.

How to Merge PDF Files with Images Using the Manage Pages Mode

Sometimes it's useful to add a batch of images to your PDFs to make the document more understandable and easy-to-read. The tool will automatically convert PNG and JPG images to PDF.

  • Step 1. Get the Application

    Download, install, and run Movavi PDF Editor on your computer.

  • Step 2. Open a PDF

    Open a PDF file in the program and click the Manage Pages button in the top panel. You will see the layout of your document.

  • Step 3. Import Images into Your PDF Document

    To add images as separate pages, click Append Files in the right-hand menu and choose the images you want to add. The added image(s) can be moved within the document by dragging and dropping them to the desired location(s). You can also import and place an image directly on a PDF page using the Image option from the Edit drop-down list.

  • Step 4. Create a New File

    To save the content to a new file, choose the Save As command from the File menu, enter a name for the file, and hit Save.

How to Combine PDF Pages From Different Documents

If you want to collect pages from different PDF documents and merge them into a single PDF, we recommend you use tabbed editing.

  • Step 1. Download the Software

    First, download and install the software on your PC or Mac.

  • Step 2. Prepare Files

    Open each source document in a separate tab using the Open File button. Make sure that you have selected the page management mode in each tab.

  • Step 3. Combine Pages from Different PDF Files

    Then, holding down the Ctrl key, select one or more pages in one document, copy them with Ctrl+C, open the tab containing the target document, and paste the pages with Ctrl+V (or choose Paste in the right-hand menu). You can then manually rearrange the order of the pages in the final document.

  • Step 4. Save Your Changes

    To save changes to the current file, use the Save command from the menu bar. To save a copy of a PDF, use the Save As command.

How to Merge PDFs Online for Free

For those who want to merge PDF files directly in their browser, we suggest PDFChef. This free web-based PDF editor also supports rearranging pages in documents. However, you should note that the size of files you can upload is limited, and you can’t edit text or graphics in the PDF documents.

  • Step 1. Visit the Website

    If you need to combine PDFs into one document online, go to the service website by following the link below. Choose the Merge PDFs option.


  • Step 2. Upload Files

    Upload your PDF files using the Choose Files button or by dragging and dropping them into the upload area.

  • Step 3. Merge Files and Save Them

    Wait a few seconds for PDFChef to load all your PDF documents and show them in the preview pane. Then just click Save and download – the tool automatically saves the uploaded PDF files to the target folder as one, merged file.

Creating and manipulating PDFs is so easy with Movavi software! Try it now and merge PDF files on your computer in no time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to combine PDFs for free:

1. Go to the online PDF combiner website.
Go to the PDFChef website

2. Add PDF files by clicking the Choose Files button.

3. Wait for the files to upload and click Save and download to merge PDFs – the tool automatically saves the uploaded PDF files as one merged file.

1. Run Movavi PDF Editor for Windows and choose the Merge tool.
Go to the Movavi PDF Editor product page

2. Click Select Files to add the PDF documents you want to merge or combine.

3. In the Merge window that appears, click Merge. The files will be joined together.

4. To save the resulting PDF, click File in the menu bar and choose Save As.

That’s all there is to it.

Yes, merging PDFs using Movavi software is safe because your documents are not sent to any third-party services. When you use our online PDFChef tool, all the editing happens in your browser. We don’t save or store your files, so merging using either desktop or online app is completely safe.

You can learn how to do this in our article on how to merge PDFs on a Mac. Follow the link below:

How to Combine PDF Documents on Mac

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