How to combine two or more PDF files into one

Shaant Minhas

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So you’re looking to combine two or more PDF files into one? If you have two different PDF files that share a common subject, joining them into one might be a plausible option to enhance continuity and readability.

In what follows, we’ll dive into the exact step by step procedure to help you combine two or more of your PDF files on Windows.

How to combine two or more PDF files on Windows

Combining your PDF files is a fairly simple process. All you need to do is use the free tool from Adobe and your work will be done. Here’s how you can get started.

First, head to the official website of Adobe’s free online PDF merger tool. On the website, click on the Select files button and pick the files you’d like to combine. A new dialog box will pop open; pick the files you want to combine from here, and then click on Open.

adobe merger

Head back to the website and click on Merge. As soon as you do this, all of your files will be successfully combined. All that’s left to do for you now is to click on Download.

combine two or more PDF files into one

That’s it. Your newly combined PDF file will be created and downloaded on your PC.

Interestingly, you can only use the free online tool from Adobe just once. If you want to use it again, you’ll have to first create a new account or sign in to an existing one.

Use a third-party app

A second, alternate approach to combine two or more of your PDF files is to take help from a professional third-party app. Luckily for you, Windows has no dearth of those. What’s more, most of them are open source, and therefore, free as well.

In this article, we’ll make use of PDFsam, a popular free and open-source PDF tool. To get started, head to the official app’s website, and download the free, basic version of the app from there.

Now install and launch the app to start merging your files. When you launch the app, head to the Convert section on your app’s navigation menu, and click on Merge.

pdfsam merge section

Click on the + sign to select the PDF files you want to merge. From there, simply pick two or more files and click on Merge. The software will start the merging process, and viola, your files will be merged in no time.

merge files with pdfsam

Combining two or more of your PDF files

Combing your Windows files doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, with the methods highlighted above, it should be as easy as changing a light bulb. We hope you were able to combine your PDF files successfully using the above methods.

If you’re an enthusiastic digital reader, PDFs will be an essential component of your experience, so make sure you’re making the most of out of them. Be sure to also check out our separate posts that will guide you on how to delete pages from a PDF file.