How to Bind an EXE With a PDF

By Ray Padgett

If you are creating a PDF document, you can bind other types of files to it as an attachment. One file you can attach is an EXE application. If the PDF contains instructions for a small application, binding the EXE to the PDF can give a user both files at once. Beware of binding an EXE that is too large, though, as it can make the PDF so large that it is difficult to transfer.

Step 1

Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat. The free Adobe Reader allows you to download already-binded attachments but not add them.

Step 2

Click the paper clip icon in the lower left-hand corner.

Step 3

Click the "Add" icon.

Step 4

Select the EXE you want to bind to the PDF, then click "Open."

Step 5

Click "Save" from the File menu to save the PDF with the EXE attached.