Combine files into a single PDF

Delivering the best customer experiences requires content to be created faster than ever before. Learn how to seamlessly combine many different types of files (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, JPEG, etc.) into a single PDF. Combining files into a single PDF allows you to manage and control content that you send to others–creating a better experience.

Learn about how to add a brand new custom page while combining files.
You can take many different types of files and use them to create a single PDF. This is a great way to simplify the process of managing, sharing and controlling content. Here’s how it works. In Adobe Acrobat DC I’ll open the combine tool. If it’s not in the tools pane on the right side of the window, I can search for it. Or just open the tools tab and look for it under create and edit.
Now I’ll choose all the files I need to add to the PDF.
I can start with any files I already have open in Acrobat, and then add files from other sources as well.
Using the add files drop-down in the menu bar I can pick files from my computer or from a scanner, a webpage or from content copied to my clipboard. These could be Microsoft Office files, images, other PDFs or something else. The basic guideline is that any file that you can print you can convert to PDF.
Now that I have these files loaded up in the combine tool, the next step is to arrange them in the order I want them in the final PDF.
First I’ll increase the size of my thumbnails so I can see the content more easily. And then I can start organizing the pages before I combine them.
Some of your documents may have multiple pages and when you hover over them you can see a button to expand those pages. Looking at this file, I really only need the first two pages so I can simply delete this page so that it won’t be included in the final PDF.
I’ll collapse the pages again to see the final layout of my combined document. And when I’m satisfied I’ll click the big blue combine button.
Acrobat converts each document to PDF and combines them, giving me a single document with multiple pages. As always, don’t forget to save the file when you’re done. -
This video is part of the course Work smarter with Acrobat DC and Microsoft 365 that is available for free on Experience League!