I need to merge to images into one PDF with Preview

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  1. iRock1 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi.

    I remember doing this in my Snow Leopard times with no pain at all. It was as simple as opening two documentes with Preview, open up the miniatures view on the sidebar and then drag and drop the desired page from document A to the sidebar in document B.

    I've trying doing this now in Sierra and it just DOESN'T WORK. How the hell can I force Preview to do what I need? And please confirm in your own Mac that you approach works before suggesting anything.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Nigel Goodman macrumors newbie

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    I've just done this with two screen shots and I'm running Sierra. It should work with any other images as well. I opened the first image in Preview, opened the thumbnail drawer, dragged the second image from the desktop into the thumbnail drawer, saved as pdf (Print to pdf).
     
  3. rhett7660, Aug 7, 2017
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    rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    What happens if you only open one of the documents and then drag the non-opened one?

    I just did it this way and worked. OS 10.12.6
     
  4. maculateConception macrumors 6502

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    iRock1 - Love your signature :) And totally agree with it !
     
  5. iRock1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that worked. I find the process to be way too cumbersome though. It should work when you go to File > Export as PDF.
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    Ok, you do that, then what do you do next? Because I do the same, but since you have to have one of the thumbnails selected in the side panel, if you go to File > Export as PDF, a new PDF file will be created but containing only the selected thumbnail.
     
  6. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Are you trying to print or merge?

    I was able to have one of the documents open, then drag the unopened one into the opened one. It merged the document based on where I put the unopened one. I was able to view them all together in the one document now.

    I didn't print or send to printer, but I don't think that should be an issue. Maybe I am miss understanding the question.
     
  7. mpainesyd macrumors 6502

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    Be cafeful where you drag the extra file/thumbnail to in the destination side-bar. Some time ago Preview changed to allow separate documents in the same sidebar (pointless if you ask me!). You need to drag just below the destination thumbnail in order to merge the two documents (this is my experience with merging PDF pages but is likely the same with image files)
     

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