How do I combine PDFs with preview to save paper?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by WillMak, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    I was hoping one of you guys could help me out with this little problem. I have pdf lecture notes by my proffesor that take up only 1/3rd of each pdf page. Is there a way to combine them so that I can display the notes continously so that I can put 3 lecture pdf pages on one page when I print them out?
  2. relimw macrumors 6502a

    May 6, 2004
    When you go to print, select the Layout menu, you can pick 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, or 16 pages per sheet of paper.
  3. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I don't think that's what he's talking about. He's talking about combining pages that are already only a third full. Doing what you suggested will still leave a lot of blank space on each page, and will probably make what is there really hard to read because it will be so small.

    Unfortunatley, I don't know a way to do what the OP is asking, but of course that doesn't mean there isn't one.
  4. timswim78 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2006
    Baltimore, MD
    What software do you have?
  5. McScooby macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2005
    The Paps of Glenn Close, Scotland.
    Copy & Paste from preview into Text Edit / Word etc.
  6. Gee macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2004
    London, UK
    Easiest thing to do would be to crop the document down to a third of a page using Preview's Crop feature, then print 3 pages per page using the Print options. I think.
  7. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    Unless it's actually an image. If it is an image, that won't work.

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