two pdf files to one?

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  1. running macrumors member

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    I have two PDF files and I want some really easy way to make them one - first page of second document will be after last page of first document.

    And I don't want to paste the documents to Pages or something stupid like that - I just want some easy way, some plugin / program. Is it possible?
     
  2. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    I've used Acrobat and it's really easy with it. You might try that
     
  3. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    I've been after something like this for ages! :)
     
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  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    And of course, Automator... takes ten seconds to make the workflow, and then it has the advantage that you can create it as a contextual menu plugin, etc. :)
     
  6. running thread starter macrumors member

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    ditto. Thats what I use to combine PDFs. & Best of all, its free! (And its included with your Mac)
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Oh... didn't think of that... probably the easiest way, and probably a very easy one for any first time users... :)
    No problem... do try the Automator approach, too... just ask if you need any pointers...
     
  9. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    I assume you don't have Acrobat Pro? if you do, that's the best and easiest way to do it: File>create PDF>from multiple files.
     
  10. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    I'm an Automator newbie...

    I created this with an "Ask For Finder Items" action sending results to the "Combine PDF Pages" action. I want the results of that to pipe to a "Save As..." dialog so I can save the combined pdf file. I don't see a built-in action for doing that. Am I missing something?
     
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  12. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    Thanks, but that doesn't answer my question, and I've already found apps for combining PDFs (PDFLab is another one).

    I was really looking for an answer to how to get a "Save As..." dialog in Automator. That just seems like it would be generally useful.
     
  13. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    If you're running Tiger, PDFLab is a great solution. If you're running Leopard, Preview can combine PDF files.
     
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  15. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Would you mind explaining how to do this in Preview?
     
  16. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Sure. Open one PDF in Preview, then open the Sidebar. Drag one or more additional PDF files into the Sidebar. You can rearrange the pages by dragging the page thumbnails in the Sidebar if necessary. Save As... and you're done!
     
  17. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Wow, that's easy. Thank you so much! Now I don't have to open Acrobat just to do that. Yay.:p
     
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    Preview is RGB only

    just make sure NOT to use Preview if you are combining CMYK pdfs for prepress. merging CMYK pdfs and saving the merge with Preview will murder your images by convert them to RGB pdfs. Preview can not handle CMYK color space.
     

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