Easy Steps to Merge PDF Files Using Preview on Your Mac [And 1 Online Option]

Easy Steps to Merge PDF Files Using Preview on Your Mac [And 1 Online Option]

Hey there! Today, I want to show you how to combine PDFs effortlessly using Preview on your Mac. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Mac, because I’ll also give you an online alternative. Let’s get started!

First things first, open the PDFs you want to merge. Simply double-click on each one, and they’ll pop up on your screen. Easy, right?

Now, make sure you have all the PDFs you want to combine open. If you don’t, just head to your files and open them up. It’s crucial to have all the PDFs together, so we can merge them seamlessly.

Alright, once you have your PDFs ready, it’s time to move onto the next step. Look at the top toolbar of the Preview window. You’ll see a tab called “View.” Click on it, and a dropdown menu will appear. Go ahead and select “Thumbnails.”

Amazing! Now, you’ll see a sidebar on the left side of the screen with small thumbnail images of each PDF. This is where we’ll do the magic. Here’s what you need to do: hold down the Command key on your keyboard and click on each thumbnail of the PDFs you want to merge. They’ll be selected one by one. How cool is that?

With all the PDFs selected, right-click on any of the thumbnails. A menu will appear, and you need to choose “Export as PDF.” Wait a moment, and a dialog box will appear, asking you to save your new merged PDF. Choose the name and the location where you want to store it, and press the “Save” button. Voil√†! You have successfully merged your PDFs using Preview on your Mac.

Now, what if you don’t have a Mac? No worries, my friend! There’s an online alternative for you. Head over to the website called “PDF Merge” (www.example.com). It’s a simple and free tool that allows you to merge your PDFs without the need for any software installation. Isn’t that fantastic?

On the PDF Merge website, you’ll see a big button that says “Select PDF files.” Click on it, and a window will open, allowing you to choose the PDFs from your computer. Once you’ve selected all the PDFs you want to combine, click on the “Merge PDF!” button. Give it a moment, and your merged PDF will be ready for download. Piece of cake!

So there you have it! Whether you have a Mac or not, you now know how to merge PDF files with ease. I hope this guide was helpful and made your life a little bit easier. Happy merging!

How to Combine PDFs with Preview on Your Mac [And 1 Online Alternative]

Hey there! Let me tell you about Preview, this awesome little program that comes with every Mac. It’s seriously powerful! Okay, so you can totally use it to view PDFs (duh), but get this: you can also mark up images with arrows and boxes, add your signature to a file, and, wait for it… combine PDFs from a bunch of different files. How cool is that?

Merging PDFs with Preview

If you wanna combine PDFs on your Mac, here’s what you do. You gotta start with at least two source files. Simple enough, right? Okay, then just double-click on the first file. This opens it up in the Preview app, which is the default thingy for viewing PDFs on macOS. Oh, by the way, if you’ve installed some fancy third party software and Preview doesn’t automatically open when you double-click a PDF, no worries! You can force your files to open in Preview by right-clicking (or Control-clicking) on ’em and choosing Open With > Preview. Easy peasy.

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Once Preview is up and running with your first PDF file, check out the top menu bar. Click on Edit > Insert > Page from File to keep the magic going. A cool dialog box will pop up, asking you to choose the second PDF file. Just navigate to it and click the “Open” button. Boom! Like magic, the second file and all its pages will appear in your first PDF file.

Insert Page from File

If you wanna see all the pages in your document and change their order, go wild with the View > Thumbnails option in the menu bar. A handy list of thumbnail pages will show up on the left side of the Preview window. You can click and drag individual or groups of pages to rearrange them. Super intuitive, right?

preview insert page

Oh! And if you goofed and need to delete a page, no worries! Just select it from the Thumbnail list and hit the Delete key on your keyboard. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! That’s all there is to it, my friend!

view thumbnails preview mac

Now, there’s one more tidbit I gotta share with you. If you’ve got the sidebar open when you’re trying to insert your PDF pages, you can control where the new pages land just by clicking a thumbnail from the sidebar. When you use the Edit > Insert > Page from File command, it’ll put the pages you insert after the one you clicked. But honestly, moving stuff around is so easy that you don’t even have to do that if you don’t want to! Trust me, I’m always forgetting to start there myself. My memory’s like Swiss cheese!

Merging PDFs with TechJunkie Tools

But wait! There’s more! We’ve got our own killer suite of PDF tools that we whipped up because we needed them. Combining your PDF files using our tools is a piece of cake. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. First, go to our super handy pdf merge tool. It’s right on our website.
  2. Next, upload your file. It’ll start processing right away. No waiting around!
  3. Finally, just download your combined result. Easy peasy, my friend! And it’s totally free!

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