Here we will learn how to combine and merge files in Adobe Acrobat.
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I am not quite done yet with my proposal. This is just one of the documents that need to come together into a completed proposal and those documents have come from a variety of different places which is why I converted them to Adobe PDF in the first place. Some of the might have come from Adobe in design, some from Microsoft Word, who knows where? And to avoid having to bring all of those applications to my own desktop, I have had the people providing them to me, create PDFs and then hand them to me. So, I am going to take the next step and use the next C in Acrobat to combine the documents.
To do that, I will select combine files and choose merge files into a single PDF document. And in the combined files dialog box, you will see that the open file that you have, proposalr5.pdf is already assumed to be a part of the listed files that I wanted to bring together. That is a good assumption but I need to add more so I will click add files. The files that I want to add are in that same lesson 1 folder and in this case, it is on my desktop inside the Acrobat project files, inside lesson 1. And, they are already PDF files so all I will need to do is shift select them and I want the three PDF files that were in there to begin with, r5ttt presentation, time to treasure and time is the treasure of that proposal. Once I have selected them, I will click add files and Acrobat will bring them into the combined files dialog box. Now, I can take one more step to make it a little bit easier in assembling this document and that is to reorder the files to make sure that they are in the correct order to begin with and I happen to know that the time to treasure a PDF file needs to be at the end of the entire list of pages in the document so I will select and select move down.
Everything looks good. I will go ahead and click next. And then, I have two options here. I want to merge the files into a single PDF, that is the option that I want to choose so I will just simply select create and Acrobat will do its magic. When all is set and done, I will click save. And, acrobat is going to create a default name called binder one in this case. If had been doing this all day, it might be binder 10 or binder 20 depending on how many of these documents I have made. That is just sort of to hark into the concepts of a ring binder but I need to rename it. In this case, I am going to rename it something more sort of relevant to what I am doing and I will name it complete proposal. Save one more time and then I am done. Now, I have a single document that has come from a variety of documents in one place at one time. To see the effect of that, I am going to go to the pages pallet and I will click on the pages button to toggle it on and I can scroll down through the pages to see that I have pages of differing sizes and differing orientations all in the same file.
This is good but there is another step that I want to take. So, my proposal is to gather and I could deliver it as is, but I need to take another step in order to make this proposal as good as it can be.