Software tool to merge multiple PDF files into one document.

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Hello,

I need to install a tool on our terminal servers to allow users to merge multiple PDF files into one document.  

Currently, we have Adobat Reader DC installed.  Please suggest the correct product I should install.

I am not familiar the Adobat product line.  

Thanks.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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I am not sure how big your need is.

Select the PDF files to be combined, right click and select Combine with Adobe. You will be able to arrange and save the combined result. I do this a lot. Works great.
AntzsInfrastructure Services

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You cant combine pdf using Adobe Reader DC.  You would need Adobe Acrobat DC instead.

https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/landing/pdf-pack-combine.html?trackingid=Q75XPVJ7&ttid=cmbnfls1&DTProd=Reader&DTServLvl=SignedOut
There is an online tool that will combine up to 20 PDF's with NO install!

Use it here:   http://combinepdf.com/
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Edwin HofferTechnical Expert
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Commented:
Hi,

PDF can be merge very easily by using the multiple PDF file merge software.


Thanks & Regards
Edwin Hoffer
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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You cant combine pdf using Adobe Reader DC.  You would need Adobe Acrobat DC instead.

Correct. I missed that above. I use Adobe Acrobat DC and (as noted) it works fine.

I suggest you upgrade to Acrobat DC for this purpose
Shaun VermaakSenior Consultant
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You can use opensource tool PDFBinder
https://github.com/schourode/pdfbinder
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I'm a big fan of the PDF Toolkit (PDFtk) from PDF Labs. PDFtk comes in both command line and GUI versions. The command line version is called PDFtk Server and may be downloaded here:
http://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-server/

Don't be misled by "Server" in the name. I don't know why they called it that, but it's just an executable (pdftk.exe, with a supporting DLL, libiconv2.dll) that runs on "standard" Windows — it does not have to run on a "server" Windows.

The "cat" operation "catenates" (joins/merges/combines) the input files into the output file. If you'd like to see the full syntax for the PDFtk Server command line and some usage examples, here are the links:

http://www.pdflabs.com/docs/pdftk-man-page/
http://www.pdflabs.com/docs/pdftk-cli-examples/

If you prefer a GUI (graphical) version of PDFtk to combine the files, it is called PDFtk Free (another bad name, imo, since PDFtk Server is also free, although a commercial license is required to distribute PDFtk with a commercial product):
http://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/

As a disclaimer, I want to emphasize that I have no affiliation with this company and no financial interest in it whatsoever. I am simply a happy user/customer. Regards, Joe

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