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How can I merge two pdf files into one?

Apr 3, 2011 1:09PM PDT

By scanning two pages one by one, I stored in my Documents File two pdf files, one for each of the two scanned pages.

How do I go about creating one pdf file which will contain the contents of both of those pdf files?

Thank you very much.

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Two ideas.
Apr 3, 2011 1:13PM PDT

1. Don't scan to PDF. Scan to an image, then insert into some word doc and use CutePDF to print it to one PDF.

2. Google PDFMerge (which I don't use because I have other ways.)

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The short version
Apr 3, 2011 11:23PM PDT

The short version is you need some PDF editing program. There are many out there, some free, some not. See Bob's advice about Google.

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Re: scan to pdf
Apr 3, 2011 11:36PM PDT

My Canon scanning program - when scanning to pdf - after each scan (that is, after each page) asks if it can close the pdf or if I want to add the next scan to it as a next page.
That way, it lets me make a 10-page pdf-file out of 10 separate input pages.

That's an easy way!


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My "CanoScan Lide 25" Canon scanner
Apr 4, 2011 3:26AM PDT


Let me first express here my high appreciation of each of the four people including you who took time to post their solutions to my problem.

Before I had posted my initial query, I had somehow used the "Copy" button --not the "PDF" button-- in the options which my "CanoScan Lide 25" Canon scanner provides. After successively scanning two pages by clicking on "Copy", I had then secured two independent PDF files in my Documents File.

In view of your suggestion, I thought that my most straightforward solution lied in clicking on the "PDF" button rather than the "Copy" button; so I tried that method a few minutes ago.

Alas! I got a message "Selected option is invalid."! Is it that the "PDF" button on my "CanoScan Lide 25" is really useless, being in fact "valid" only for some more sophisticated Canon scanners?

Thank you, Kees.

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With my Lide 30 ...
Apr 4, 2011 4:07AM PDT

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