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Hi Suzanne

Hope youíve been doing well. Do you know how to add more than 1 document to one pdf file using Microsoft office word 2007? I know how to convert one document to a pdf file, but not more than 2 or more documents to a pdf file. Iíve done my own research in the google search engine but still havenít found the answer Iím looking for.

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I don't think this is possible through Word alone. Adobe Acrobat does provide the ability to combine PDFs and also add, delete, and rearrange pages (and of course manipulate PDFs in many other ways), but I believe that some of the free PDF creation tools (CutePDF, PrimoPDF) can also combine PDFs. From looking at http://www.primopdf.com/index.aspx and http://www.cutepdf.com/, it appears that the paid version of these utilities does combine files, but it's not clear that the free ones do; OTOH, there is a free trial of Nitro Pro (the paid version of PrimoPDF), so you might try that. The purchased version of CutePDF is just $49.95, and even at $139.99, Nitro Pro is considerably cheaper than Acrobat.

Other free PDF creators that you could investigate are http://www.pdfconverter.com/freepdfcreator/ and Adobe's own https://www.acrobat.com/createpdf/en/home.html. The latter offers free PDF creation online or a monthly conversion service that does explicitly claim to "combine multiple files into a single PDF."
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

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I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".

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I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

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Rotary Club of Fairhope, Friends of the Fairhope Public Library

Education/Credentials
B.A. (Latin), Agnes Scott College, 1966; M.A. (Classics), Emory University, 1972.

Awards and Honors
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award every year since 1999; many Rotary honors

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