Manipulating PDF Files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by johnjay1776, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. johnjay1776 macrumors member

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    My mother had a bunch of old family documents (some dating back to 1859) that I wanted to scan in when I visited her last time. The scanner she had was not a scanner that was long enough for legal size documents so I had to scan the top and then scan the bottom of the document. They were placed into two separate files.

    My question is how can I join the two documents together? I know that I can use preview to combine the two separate files into one but I have a need to "attach" the second document to the end of the first one so that it appears that they were originally scanned as one document? Is this possible? Am I looking at an expensive software purchase? Thanks.
     
  2. gotenks05 macrumors member

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    That is not really possible through PDF files on their own, in a practical way. You need to be really good at photo manipulation (which means you need to convert the PDFs to images), but even then, you'd still need to convert it to PDF, so it is not something practical.
     
  3. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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