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13 Dec 2011, 16:41
Ken de Boer (1 post)

I’ve made several attempts to follow the instructions in this book regarding merging PDF documents using Viewer but it simply does not seem to work. I’ve put two PDFs into viewer (thumbnail view) but when exporting it only exports the highlighted PDF file, not both. When highlighting both it does not export a combined file but still wants to export the two PDF files separately.

Otherwise a fantastic book, but could you please help me make sense of this?

14 Dec 2011, 19:30
Keir Thomas (37 posts)

I’ve just done a test and it works OK for me – I opened one PDF, merged another with it by dragging it into the thumbnail view from the desktop, then clicked File>Export to save a new version containing both.

I closed then reopened this new version, and the two PDFs were still combined with all their pages in-tact.

My best guess is that one of your PDFs is protected, or maybe corrupted. Trying opening each in Preview, saving them out separately as new files, then merging to two new files you’ve created.

But I can confirm that this tip works fine.