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How To Combine PDF Files For Windows And MacOS
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How To Combine PDF Files For Windows And MacOS

Ways to Merge PDF Files

If you work with PDF files all day long, you know how important it is to merge files. Merging PDF files is not that hard, you do not have to be computer savvy to learn how to merge files. You can merge PDF files in different ways and make them one. Steps to merge PDF files is easy and straightforward.

Things become easy if you are a Mac user as it has an in-built software that helps merge files. However, Windows users need to install third-party software to merge PDF files. Adobe’s native application, i.e. Adobe Acrobat DC can be used to merge files. But since it is paid most users don’t use it. Instead they use free third-party apps and websites to merge PDF files.

We understand this, therefore, in this post, we will list best ways to merge PDF files effortlessly on both macOS and Windows 10.

Best Ways To Combine PDF Files:

1. How to combine PDF files in macOS

2. How to combine PDF files in windows 10

Let’s get started.

1. How to combine PDF files in macOS

Combing PDF files in macOS is simple, you can use the built in Preview app for it. Simply drag and drop different PDF files to combine, and you are done.

To make this merging process fast, save all PDF files at one place:

1. Open the folder where PDF files are saved and copy them to a single folder.

Note: Copying the files will help you to use original files in the future when needed.

2. Open the PDF file in the Preview app.
Open the PDF file in the Preview app

Note: If you are unable to view the thumbnail sidebar, go to View> Thumbnail.

3. Now drag and drop other PDF files or you can use JPEG, PNG, and other files.

drag and drop other PDF files
Note: You won’t be able to add Word, HTML and Excel files to merge with PDF files. To add these files, you have first to convert them into PDF files.

4. You can arrange the files to be merged from the sidebar.

5. Once the PDF files are arranged in the right order, go to files > Export as PDF. Save the file to your desired location.

Save the file to your desired location

That’s it you are done.

However, if you are a Windows user and prefer using Adobe Acrobat DC, scroll down to learn how to merge PDF files on Windows 10.

2. How to combine PDF files in Windows 10

You can use Adobe Acrobat application to combine PDF files on Windows. This application comes with a monthly US$ subscription of 24 .99, and annual subscription of US$ 14 .99/Mo.

In addition to this, you can use various online websites and third-party apps to merge different PDF files. But using freeware can risk your data privacy. Therefore, we recommend using genuine application like Adobe Acrobat DC for managing PDF files.

To use Adobe Acrobat DC for combining PDF files, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Adobe Acrobat DC program.

Step 2: Go now click on Tools > Create & Edit.

Step 3: Now go to Combine Files, and then click on Open.

go to Combine Files

Above steps will help open workspace, here you can merge the files you want. Simply add files and rearrange them in the sequence you want to merge them.

Note: Using this program, you can merge different files like Word file, Excel file, and images to a single PDF.

Step 4: You can also drag and drop files to be combined, or you can add files while clicking on Add Files button and then select the files you want.
drag and drop files to be combined

Note: You can also add a whole folder, a webpage, and add files from the clipboard.

Step 5: Now arrange the files according to the sequence you want it to be by dragging and dropping the files.

Step 6: Once the files are ready to be combined, click on the Combine button located on the top right corner.

Select files and click on the Combine button

Note: After the files are merged, you can check the file by clicking on the access the document tab from the Home and Tools tab.

Step7: Now after reviewing the PDF document, you can save it by pressing the Ctrl+S button or by clicking on the save button.

after reviewing the PDF Save it


If you know the right steps, merging different PDF files into one is a simple task. In macOS, you can use Preview app or Adobe Acrobat DC to merge the files. However, in Windows, you can use third party apps to merge PDF files. We recommend using Adobe Acrobat DC as it is one of the best apps to merge PDF files.

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