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Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

Creating a PDF: Multiple Sources

To compile more than one document into a single PDF file, use the Create PDF From Multiple Files function available in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. Not only are you able to combine PDF files, but you're also able to combine Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher files just to name a few. This document explains how to create a single PDF file from multiples sources.

  1. From the File menu, select Create PDF » Merge Files into a Single PDF...
    OR
    From the Tasks toolbar, select CreateCreate button» Merge Files into a Single PDF...
    The Combine Files dialog box appears.
    Combine Files dialog box

  2. From the Add Files... pull-down menuAdd Files menu button, select Add Files...
    The Add Files dialog box appears.

  3. Using the Look in pull-down list, locate and select a file to add to the PDF
    NOTE: These are the file types that you can use for source documents:
    Supported file formats for PDF file creation

  4. Click ADD FILES

  5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 until all of the files that you want to use to create the PDF have been added

  6. OPTIONAL: To include any currently open PDF documents
    1. Select Add Files...Add Files menu button» Add Open Files...
      The Open PDF Files dialog box appears.
    2. Click ADD FILES

  7. To change the order of the files that you have selected
    1. Select the file to move
    2. To move the file up one place in the list of files, click MOVE UPMove Up icon
    3. To move the file down one place in the list of files, click MOVE DOWNMove Down icon
    4. To delete the file from the list, click REMOVERemove icon
    5. To use only certain pages of a file, click CHOOSE PAGESChoose Pages menu button

  8. From the bottom-right corner of the Combine Files dialog box, in the file size section select Default File Size, Larger File Size, or Smaller File SizeFile Size section
    HINT: For an explanation of the uses and implication of these options, hover over them.

  9. From the top-right corner of the Combine Files dialog box, select whether you want to create a Single PDF or a PDF Portfolio
    HINT: For an explanation of the uses and implications of these options, hover over them.

  10. Click COMBINE FILES
    When the PDF file-creation process is completed, the Save As dialog box appears.

  11. Using the Save in pull-down list, select a save location

  12. In the File name text box, type the file name

  13. Click SAVE
    The combined PDF will appear in a separate Adobe Acrobat window.

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