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combining pdf files
« on: July 29, 2014, 03:15:34 PM »
So I scanned an old book page by page (obviously), and now all the pages are saved separately.  Is there anyway to combine the pages all together on adobe so that I can just print off all pages as one book, instead of having to print each page individually?
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Re: combining pdf files
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 03:18:41 PM »
What program are you using? A lot of programs for scanning have a feature where you are scanning into the same project/file. If you did purely individual, you will need to collate them into a single PDF. Not sure what programs you have so not sure what to tell ya.
 

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Re: combining pdf files
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2014, 03:39:17 PM »
The easiest way I know is to get Adobe Pro (fessional). There's usually a trial version available for download.
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Re: combining pdf files
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014, 05:25:35 PM »
What I do (on Mac) is I use the GIMP to open all the separate images as layers, then I export it as an animated gif (which will reduce it to 256 colors, but if it's just scanned pages this shouldn't matter), and then I open the gif in Preview and export it as a pdf.  I'm not sure how good the compression is (this might create huge files).
 

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Re: combining pdf files
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 05:33:23 PM »
Here's an online resource.  http://www.pdfmerge.com/

What are you using to scan? Might be a local solution.
 

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Re: combining pdf files
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 07:30:54 PM »
I seem to recall having downloaded the free version of PDF Expert to do the same.  It might leave a watermark though.

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Re: combining pdf files
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 05:31:52 PM »
I just scanned it on my HP deskjet and use abode 11
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Re: combining pdf files
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2014, 05:35:55 PM »
Let us know if these instructions work:

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/merge-pdf-files.html
 

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Re: combining pdf files
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2014, 08:57:14 AM »
I used Foxit with success. It's free, and tere's a way to scan separate pages into the same file.  :)
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Re: combining pdf files
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2014, 12:25:36 PM »
I got it - finally.  The pdfmerge website did the trick.
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Re: combining pdf files
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2014, 04:15:51 PM »
I got it - finally.  The pdfmerge website did the trick.

Excellent!