How do I combine PDFs with preview to save paper?

WillMak

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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?
 

relimw

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

mduser63

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relimw said:
When you go to print, select the Layout menu, you can pick 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, or 16 pages per sheet of paper.
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.
 

timswim78

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WillMak said:
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?
What software do you have?
 

Gee

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WillMak said:
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?
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.