How to combine multiple PDFs into one document

Joining multiple PDFs into one document is easy if you have Acrobat--but if you'd rather save the money, there's a free program for Windows that does the trick.

Maybe you're constructing a portfolio, or maybe you just want to reduce file clutter.

Joining PDFs is handy now and then, but for those of us who haven't shelled out the bucks for Acrobat, it was previously out of reach. Now we can use PDFBinder, a free Windows app on the Google Code site that works admirably. Here's how to use it:

  1. Install PDFBinder here
    Step 1 - Download PDFBinder.
    Step 1 - Download PDFBinder.
  2. Launch PDF Binder. 
    Step 2: Launch PDFBinder.
    Step 2: Launch PDFBinder.
  3. Drag and drop PDF files into PDFBinder or click Add file& to select PDFs to join. 
  4. Select a PDF file and click the up and down arrows to position it correctly. 
  5. When they're in the right order, click Bind! to begin the joining process. You will need to select a name for the final PDF. 
    Step 5: Bind PDFs.
    Step 5: Bind PDFs.

The process doesn't take long, and the results look great. 

Thanks to Guiding Tech for the tip!

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    Rob Lightner is a tech and gaming writer based in Seattle. He has reviewed games, gadgets, and technical manuals, written copy for space travel gear, and composed horoscopes for cats.


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