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How to merge PDFs into a single PDF

Postby dymond » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:03 pm

I have created 15 individual documents that I would like to merge into one PDF. If I go to File - Export as PDF I can create a PDF of that particular document, but how do I merge the other 14 documents into that first PDF?

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Re: PDF

Postby therabi » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:07 pm

You can use a Master Document to create one file that can then be exported to PDF. See the Write guides at [1] , locate the "WorkingWithMasterDocuments" files and download or read online.

[1] http://www.odfauthors.org/openoffice.or ... _revisions

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Re: PDF

Postby acknak » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:13 pm

Hi, and welcome to the Community Forum!

Sorry, OOo doesn't support merging PDFs like this, aside from merging all the documents together, then exporting the PDF. You can merge the documents by hand (Insert > File or Insert > Sheet From File), or--for a Writer document--try Therabi's suggestion: create a master document that links all the separate documents together.

Note: if the separate document use different formatting, they may not merge together without some work to reconcile the formatting styles.

I'm almost certain that there is software available (not from OOo) to manipulate pdf files, including merging; maybe someone else can make a more specific suggestion.
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Re: PDF

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:56 pm

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Re: PDF

Postby thomasjk » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:34 pm

PDF Creator supports doing exactly this.
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Re: How to merge PDFs into a single PDF

Postby Robert Tucker » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:07 pm

I find PDFsam very good:

http://www.pdfsam.org/
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