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    Merging PDF Files

    I've scanned a document (4 pages) and would like to merge them into a single pdf.

    I googled and most of the solutions were online services, which, due to the confidential nature of the docs, I won't use.

    I'm looking for a free solution, because it's something I'll rarely use.

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    I use Foxit Reader to scan to PDF. It's easy to scan to a single document, it's free and it's a nice PDF viewer into the bargain.
    Alternatively, scan to LibreOffice and export to PDF - less straight forward.

    cheers, Paul

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    Try NAPS2. It is free, extremely simple to use, and it will scan multiple pages into a single PDF document.

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    I probably explained badly...the documents I scanned were already pdf's, so I have 4 pdf files that I would like to combine into one pdf document.

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    Import them into your word processor then export to PDF.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Import them into your word processor then export to PDF.

    cheers, Paul
    I use Word 2010...just went into it but couldn't work out how to import a pdf to Word; would appreciate a clue or two.

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    I believe Paul meant to import the scan into Word first using Microsoft Document Imaging under Office tools. I don't believe the default Office install will install this feature. You may have to go to Control Panel> programs and Features > Microsoft Office and click on change to install it.

    Jerry

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    Thanks, Jerry, but I was looking for something simpler along the lines of a pdf merge utility, but not an online one; not critical though, I can send 4 pdf encrypted files to the intended recipient with little extra work.

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    I use Acrobat Pro and there's a feature in that version that allows you to do this. I don't know of a "free" product that would combine the two.

    If it's a one-off thing and you'd like me to do it for you, I'd be happy to.

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    I use Bullzip PDF Printer as my daily, go-to pdf creator. Bullzip enables appending to an existing pdf. Thus, you can open pdf #2 in another app (such as Foxit Reader or Adobe Reader) and "reprint" it through Bullzip, appending the output to pdf #1. Do the same for pdfs #3 and #4 and you'll have all four pages in pdf #1.

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    The Scan function on my HP All-in-One printer will allow scanning documents and save as either .pdf or .jpg. It always prompts if I want to do another page and will save all the pages as one file. I'd print the individual documents and scan as one.
    Last edited by Berton; 2014-12-09 at 16:23.

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    I use Bullzip as well, never realized it had that function, that should do it, thanks!

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    Adobe Acrobat Pro, version 8, is available as a free download, from http://www.techspot.com/downloads/46...at-8-free.html - make a note of the serial# mentioned there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    I believe Paul meant to import the scan into Word first using Microsoft Document Imaging under Office tools.
    Nope! I meant import the PDF into Word. I use LibreOffice and can import PDFs so I assumed Word would too. Was I mistaken?

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Nope! I meant import the PDF into Word. I use LibreOffice and can import PDFs so I assumed Word would too. Was I mistaken?
    Because of licensing issues, no Word version before 2007 could even create PDFs and Word 2013 is the first to be able to read them.
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