How to Create One Document in PDF From Separate Documents

by Cheryl Washington

Adobe Acrobat allows you to group multiple files and convert them to one PDF document. For instance, you can group all the files from a client engagement that includes Word documents, PowerPoint slides and Excel spreadsheets into a single PDF.

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With Adobe Acrobat open, click on "File" and scroll down to "Create PDF."

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Click on the "From Multiple Files" option.

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Browse and select the files you wish to add to the PDF, and click "Add Files."

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Click "Next."

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In the "Combine Files" dialog box, use the "Move Up" and "Move Down" buttons to change the order of the files.

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Select the "Merge Files into a Single PDF" button.

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Click "Create."

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Once the merge is complete, give the file a name, select a location and click "Save."

Tips

  • check If you wish to include only a portion of a Word document in the PDF, select the document and click "Choose Pages." Then enter the pages you want to include and click OK.
  • check If you wish to include only a portion of a PowerPoint presentation in the PDF, select the document and click "Choose Slides." Then enter the slide numbers you want to include and click "OK."
  • check If you wish to include only a portion of an Excel document in the PDF, select the document and click "Choose Sheets." Then enter the sheets you want to include and click "OK."

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About the Author

Based in New Jersey, Cheryl Washington is a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in local newspapers throughout South Carolina and on ehow.com. Washington is President of Parsippany Speakers Club, a chapter of Toastmasters. She earned her Master of Arts in strategic communications and leadership from Seton Hall University.