what is the easiest way of merging two PDF files without acrobat??

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  1. msharp macrumors regular

    msharp

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    as the title.

    I just don't wanna convert the two pdf files into image and then join them up.

    Is there any other way doing this without Acrobat?
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    Depends on the tools you have - drop them both into Word or Quark or something and reprint them would be a reasonable option.
     
  3. msharp thread starter macrumors regular

    msharp

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    Will this work??

    but as I know, microsoft Word cannot open PDF files 'cause i've tried it.

    Quark? you mean Quark Express? I may try it out but i don't think Quark will free of charge...

    so, is there any low-cost little app or something free to accomplish the merge? thanks everyone.

    I've tried to open several files(including pdf, jpeg...etc) with Preview at the same time, but it cannot export all the stuff into one single file, no matter what file type. In fact, in Preview, i just cannot Select All pages.
    :)
     
  4. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    Hmmm. Just worked for me?

    You are correct - XPress isn't free, I just thought you might have it. Sounds like you're pretty constrained.

    Try this. I haven't used it, but did a quick search and found it.
     
  5. crenz macrumors 6502a

    crenz

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    I have LaTeX installed (via fink), so I just execute

    Code:
    texexec --pdfarrange --result out.pdf file1.pdf file2.pdf
    in the terminal.
     
  6. abhishekit macrumors 65816

    abhishekit

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    One free utility to combine two or more pdf is called (surprisingly :rolleyes:) "combine PDFs".
    You can get it on version tracker.

    cheers
     
  7. Zaty macrumors 65816

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  8. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    I think the trick is that MS Word will only import single-page PDFs.
     
  9. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    Ah, that's it. I only checked a one-page document. I also tried dragging individual pages from Preview with no luck. I think the best bet is one of the combiners mentioned above.
     
  10. msharp thread starter macrumors regular

    msharp

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    thanks a lot to all of you!

    I'm downloading the Combine PDFs, thanks!!
     

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