How to combine PDFs — merge your files into one document

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"How to combine PDFs" is a phrase many users are typing into Google Search at the moment. After all, they may have several PDFs files floating around, but have no earthly idea how to merge them into one document.

If you're in the same boat, you've come to the right place. We've got an easy, step-by-step guide to help you combine your PDFs, no matter how many there are, into one digestible file.

How to combine PDFs

1. Go to Adobe Acrobat's Merge PDFs webpage (opens in new tab).

2. Click on Select Files.

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3. Select the PDFs you'd like to merge into one file and click Open.

How to combine PDFs

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4. On the next page, you can drag and drop the files depending on how you want them to be sequenced in the merged file (i.e., the top file will show up first, followed by the second, etc.).

How to combine PDFs

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5. Click on Merge.

6. Wait for the "We're combining your files" loading page to complete.

How to combine PDFs

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7. Click on Download.

How to combine PDFs

How to combine PDFs (Image credit: Future)

Voila! In less than eight steps, you've combined all of your PDFs into one document.

Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!