How do I combine .pdf files into one .pdf file?

ErnieRader
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I know this can be done, but I'm getting up in years and am forgetting many things I used to do.  I'm using my scanner to scan pages, and it works fine.  The problem is that when I do so, depending on how many pages I scan, that's how many .pdf files I have when I'm done.  Is there a way to combine all these .pdf pages into one .pdf file?
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Yes, of course. You need Acrobat or Acrobat Pro but I assume you have that.

Open the location of the PDF files in Windows Explorer, right click on the files to combine and select Combine Files. Adobe opens a window with the files. Rearrange the PDF's in the order you wish and save the combined file.

I do this a lot and it works fine.

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Thanks a lot, John.  This helps a lot.  It's Hell getting old.......  Ernie
There are many ways to merge PDF files into one file.
Have a look at the following link for 16 methods to achieve this:
http://www.wikihow.com/Merge-PDF-Files
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@ErnieRader  - Thank you and I was happy to help. I am getting older as well.
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Ernie, it might also depend on the software you are using to scan with.  I routinely use ABBYY Fine Reader which was bundled with my scanner drivers at home and that allows either each separate page to become an individual pdf or there's an option to put them all into a single file.  The window that ABBYY opens during the process is so busy it's easy to miss that option.

Just a thought that you might already have the answer in front of you :)

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Hi....  Thank you for your input.  It's really appreciated.  The solution to all this has been to remember that I had a current copy of Adobe Standard.  That was installed, and it's easy using that program.  It's Hell getting old and forgetting so much.....

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