However this merging procedure corrupts all the html links in both files except for the mailto: So be warned. I guess things have changed since the original post. I did make a single big PDF out of several different PDFs by drag and drop but it depends on exactly what you drop and where you drop it. If I drop the thumbnails into window A below the existing thumbnails I get the same result as if I drop a file from Finder.
Instead, I dropped the thumbnails from window B so that the topmost thumbnail that I dragged partly overlapped the lowest thumbnail that was already there. There is no Save As in the menu. You get it by using Duplicate and then Rename. Thanks to the person who suggested using the Print as PDF feature because that finally let me combine added pages into one document. Should have read the comment above mine.
Overlapping works. Why on earth would they eliminate this easy, one step process and substitute 2 less easy steps? Macs used to be so intuitive. I think the company has been infiltrated by Microsoft operatives. Or else you can go to Print and then save it there as a PDF.
Merge 2 pdf files in Mountain Lion - Macintosh How To
Then you can release the button. It will drop into place below, exactly the same visually as the non-working drag-and-drop method. All I can say is that this article needs to be revised. Apparently there are more ways than one to drag and drop…The directions saw drop anywhere in the thumbnail window. NOT the case you have to drop on top on of each pdf as if you wer stacking them on top of each other! I had started getting crazy….
How do I know if I have mountain lion or tiger or monkey….. All I know is I spent days trying to figure out my new iMac Not so easy. What previous version?
Automator is not needed. If the target PDF has more than one page, the side bar has a line at the end denoting the end of the document. Be sure to drag the new pages somewhere above that line to merge the documents.
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If there is only one page, the line doesn't appear. So point the dragged pages onto its icon so that it highlights. Mar 26, 7: I'm on Lion v Also the line keeps shifting which just shifts the order of the PDF's, but not merging them. It seems like Apple is going backwards on this functionality. Apr 16, Jeffrey Jones2 has the key here: If your existing PDF already has multiple pages the interface makes a little more sense; there's a line underneath the last page in the sidebar and as long as you drag the new file above that line, it will add to that PDF.
Then you can just hit CMD-S. May 9, 9: I'm attempting to merge two one-page pdf documents.
Combining Several PDF Files Into a Single PDF using Mac Preview
Unfortunately, dragging the new file "onto the icon in the sidebar" did not work. The slipperly little icon keeps moving up and down, not allowing another single-page document to be layed on top of it. Ah, my problem is fixed. The docs were NOT pdfs, but jpegs. For those with a similar problem, you'll need to convert to PDF first, then combine.
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To convert from jpeg to pdf, select the document in preview, select export, and select pdf. Communities Contact Support. Sign in. Browse Search. Ask a question. User profile for user: More Less. Question marked as Solved User profile for user: Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: Are you sure you added pdfs in the first action?
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