PDF Merge and reduce size (Alternative to Acrobat)

Some of my users need access to software that will merge numerous files into a pdf and reduce the overall filesize whilst at it... just like Acrobat does.

However, as a business I can't justify spending the £100's on Acrobat software for this one small feature.

Are there any cheap alternatives (even free?)

Regards
cbsbutlerAsked:
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marektechCommented:
Freedist will merge PDF documents: http://home.hccnet.nl/s.vd.palen/

PDF Creator will create: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

Also to create:

Cute PDF: http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/writer.asp
Primo PDF: http://www.primopdf.com/

All free
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marektechCommented:
Forgot to mention PDF SAM for merging also: http://www.pdfsam.org/
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cbsbutlerAuthor Commented:
PDF Creator, Cute PDF and Primo PDF all create PDF's. We don't need a PDF creator.

PDFSam isn't incredibly user friendly.
The software is to be used in a corporate environment.
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marektechCommented:
Hmm okay. We have used Foxit products before and they are user friendly. Foxit Organiser isn't free but might do what you are after:

"allows you to split and merge PDF files, re-arrange pages, organize bookmarks, add annotations and create links."

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/organizer
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Orion NewmanDirector of Data ServicesCommented:
I also recommend foxit products... has worked well for me
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marektechCommented:
Adolix PDF split and Merge is also good for splitting and merging tasks

http://www.adolix.com/split-merge-pdf/

it's also free
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cbsbutlerAuthor Commented:
thanks for links, will test
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cbsbutlerAuthor Commented:
Lovely, user-friendly software.
Shame the file size doesn't "compact" though
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