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Don't ask why, but today I had to create a PDF document from a folder with over 30 individual PDF files. My first thought was that I would certainly do this with Adobe Acrobat, but then it occurred to me that it might also work with the Preview.App on the Mac.
The way to do this is as follows:
You should now have a large PDF document with all the pages from the other PDFs. You can get a good overview if you activate the sidebar with the thumbnails in Preview.
If you now notice that the order of the pages is not 100 percent correct, you can also grab individual pages with the mouse in the sidebar with the thumbnails and drag them up or down in the order. You should then insert yourself between the pages where you released the mouse button.
I always make a duplicate of the first PDF file as the preview app has a habit of changing the file immediately when you import other pages. If something went wrong, the first PDF file would have been destroyed in principle. But with the duplicate you still have a backup at hand.
A tip on the subject of PDF editing: The software developers at Readdle (should be known to everyone about the great, free tool "Documents"For iPad and iPhone) also have paid Mac software for editing PDFs in their portfolio: PDF Expert.
The app is a very practical thing if you have to make changes to PDFs frequently. The preview app can also edit a few things on PDFs, but I find the options a little less comfortable.
I will certainly give the PDF Expert app a little review soon, but that would go beyond the scope of this article.
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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.