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PDF Combine is a truly reliable tool to easily combine many PDF files into one.
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PDF Combine is a truly reliable tool to easily combine many PDF files into one. Works with any type of PDF files. The output is always accurate which is important for invoices, contracts, bank statements and other documents. PDF Combine keeps folder structure if you combine subfolders within a folder.

The powerful engine of the program makes the process of merging files extremely fast. The program automatically creates bookmarks based on the file names. PDF Combine has a user-friendly interface and can be run via command line.

Today the Developer is going to reward 3 best improvement suggestions with a life time license to PDF Combine as well as any other 3 products from CoolUtils. So share your valuable ideas and win the prize!
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System Requirements:

Win98/ ME/ NT/ 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

CoolUtils.com

Homepage:

http://www.coolutils.com/PDFCombine

File Size:

3.83 MB

Price:

$59.90

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#37

This software would not load on my computer after two downloads. Then it could not be removed via the control panel (windows XP pro SP3.
Had to preform a restore to get rid of it.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert White  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

This program is ok but PDFTK both splits and combines PDFs with ease. Have been using it for years. And you cant beat the fact that its FREE and a portable application so there is no install necessary.

http://portableapps.com/apps/office/pdftk_builder_portable

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#35

pdfcreator is at pdfforge.
has the most features of the pdf-'printers' i looked at.

Reply   |   Comment by 123  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

Is NOT compatible with Win 98SE as stated here.

Reply   |   Comment by Marc  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#33

Of all the PDF merge util's mentioned so far does anyone know which if any can collate one file that is scanned odd pages with a 2nd file that is even pages? While Epson's all in one Artisan driver will scan to PDF the auto feed mechanism isn't duplex so you have to pass odd sides first then even...oh and being able to reverse the page order before merging for the 2nd set (lets say even pages) would be helpful too.....at least as long as some of us have non duplex sheet scanners and want to not manually have to reorder the pages twice.

Would appreciate greatly any tips (meaning ones that relate to free PDF utilities - I know if I had the money I could spend more for a duplex scanner). Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by redruM2001  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#32

#20- Tom...

"I happen to have the world’s biggest collection of portable freeware, that I started 11 years ago."

Hey Tom, care to share this list? :)

Dave....

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#31

Thanks GOTD for sharing.
Have tried it, it works well for combining PDF files, but a little more expensive for just PDF combination. I have tried several pdf combiners before, this is the most expensive one but not a good one. Last time, I also tried simpo pdf merge & split from GOTD. Now comparing the two, I would like to use simpo, as it also supports to split a PDF files into many separated PDFs and much cheaper than this one.

Thanks again for GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Adam  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#30

Are you insane? $60 for this...not even going to bother downloading it. I've used the free PDF Creator (Sourceforge) http://www.pdfforge.org/ for years. It can combine as this does plus much more.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#29

pdfsam does all this and more... and it's free...

Reply   |   Comment by Tango  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

Agree with Ken #18! Keep it up GAOTD!
http://dottech.org/freebies/18437

Reply   |   Comment by Cesar Torres  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#27

Combining 2 or more PDF files into one ain't no big deal as several have already mentioned. What I had at one time was a PDF editor plugin for Acrobat 5 that allowed you to select an image from one PDF file and paste it into another PDF file. Worked great to combine drawings from a CAD program into a document from a word processor. Combining bits and pieces from one PDF into another is something I don't find any of the free or low cost programs offering. I believe Acrobat can do it, but it's what, a $600 program?

Reply   |   Comment by Mac  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#26

Simple little program that does what it says it does... combine PDF files. While the results are pretty decent, asking $60 for this piece of software is just ludicrous.

Now if you were to add full editing capabilities (over 1,000 choices of freeware do this extremely well), add in support for joining multiple file types into a single PDF as well as splitting a single PDF into multiple sizes/file types (again hundreds of freeware solutions does this very well), and make it portable. Then I might be willing to pay around $40 - $50 for it.

Reply   |   Comment by Silver Dragon Sys  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#25

Installed in win7 x86,worked fine...but we can get several other PDF converter freely without paying any cost.
I have a question why should i use combine PDF which is free only for today though i can get all these features from other PDF converter too.Till now it works well but looking forward for some unique features.
Thank You !

Reply   |   Comment by om shankar  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#24

#19 Dude

From http://www.4all2all.net/2009/03/pdf-tools-merge-split-encrypt-rotate.html

"The following package contains the complete PDFill application including the evaluation copy of PDFill PDF Editor (the free evaluation version will watermark edited PDF files), the FREE PDF Tools and the FREE PDF and Image Writer."

It appears that the non-watermarking version of PDFill is not free.

Reply   |   Comment by BBGuy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#23

Lots of free programs that do the same, so this appears rather expensive. For the lovers of PDF files a very useful program can be found here:- http://flavianopetrocchi.blogspot.com/2008/07/jpsdbookmarks-download-page.html
You can easily create bookmarks in PDF files using it, a most useful function, I thoroughly recommend it.

Reply   |   Comment by OldScotty  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#22

The best PDF utilities/scanner program I come a cross is eCopy Paperworks. http://www.nuance.com/for-business/by-product/ecopy/paperworks/index.htm They give 45days eval but I wish GAOTD work their magic and get us a free copy. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Chuck  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

Pdfsam is an excellent free open source alternative to this. You can find it at http://www.pdfsam.org/. The basic version is free and has a range of useful features.

Reply   |   Comment by Anonymous  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#20

Bradlee Thedawg
"PDF Creator Pro (Sourceforge) does this and more"

This is NOT freeware NOR is it available on SourceForge.net.

However, there are several freeware offerings that can do what you require (split/merge or join):
1. Adolix Split and Merge PDF (Portable version too)
2. Gios PDF Splitter and Merger 1.12 (Portable version too)
3. PDFSAM - Split and Merge (Portable version too)

Just search using www.ixquick.com TO FIND THESE!

These are in my TOOLBOX since I am a Writer/SE and I believe they are Portable because I made them Portable (there are ways to do this).

I really wish some of you people who blog and comment, get your facts right. I happen to have the world's biggest collection of portable freeware, that I started 11 years ago. I have been creating and collecting ever since. I know what is out there, whether it is free or not AND whether or not it can be made portable. Most times you can make software PORTABLE just by placing all the DLL components in the same directory as the EXE. REVO Uninstaller is a great program to tell you where everything is.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#19

DUDES...LOL!!

Am I dreaming or awake??

60 BUCKS for this?? Is it a joke, right??

Come on...what's the point of charging 60$ if you can do the same things (or even more) with FREEWARE or OPEN SOURCE TOOLS??

SIMPO PDF MERGE AND SPLIT is NOT FREE at all, as someone wrongly stated above...

But how about PDFill PDF Tools ???

http://www.4all2all.net/2009/03/pdf-tools-merge-split-encrypt-rotate.html


Works great and does much much more than this GAOTD!!

With this nice tool you can not only Merge & Split PDF pages but also Reorder, Encrypt, Decrypt, Rotate, Crop, Reformat, Header, Footer & Watermark them, as well as convert Images to PDF, PDF to Images and PostScript files into PDF so that a PDF Reader can read it.

You can even delete, flatten or list the PDF Form Fields inside a PDF file.

Did I mention that it's FREE both for Personal and Commercial use??

LOL!!

Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#18

One of the great things about GAOTD is that even if their freebie for the day isn't the greatest thing around, the comments often contribute valuable clues as to what is good, and often free, out there. Today I learned about pdfill free from #7, tried it and it works superbly. No worries about cost or anything. It's so good I might buy their editor anyway just in appreciation. Thanks GAOTD and #7!

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#17

#9: "I canot believe that this program only merges and does not split!"

#13: "I agree with #9 – this product needs to split – say you have a pdf and want only 5 out of 20 pages pulled out and then combined into a 5 page pdf."

#14: "make an arrangement for splitting of files too…also make an arrangement to combine pdfs n words together…also combination of selected pages from 2 pdfs…"

May not be as elegant or as simple a solution, but it doesn't take much trouble or time to print what you need to PDF & combine the results with PDF Combine. I do realize that might sometimes be a bit redundant, printing pages of a PDF to PDF, but personally I find PDF editing apps a bit of a hassle so don't use them much at all.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

PDF Combine is a nice app that does just what the name says, lets you combine existing PDF files. When you're originally creating PDFs it's usually not a big deal to combine several pages, but when you've already got a collection PDF files, from whatever sources, it could come in handy to put them all together in 1 file -- it makes it easier to organize & store/archive, plus given the way the Adobe Reader likes to open each doc in a separate window, can make reading more efficient too. The dev(s?) mention combining bank statements, but the immediate use that comes to mind is organizing on-line purchase records -- I know I *print* a PDF of the order summary &/or the invoice, then receive separate emails from PayPal & the seller, plus several more e-mails with order status updates, plus sometimes I have a rebate form, have to scan & store copies of the UPC etc., & may wind up with added forms & e-mails from the rebate pre-submission & status tracking. By the time I'm ready to archive the records from one purchase I may have a dozen files [sometimes more], & if/when I have to go back through them for something like a warranty claim, I wind up opening several files before finding the one I'm after. PDF Combine may be just the solution to improve the process & simplify that whole mess. Another potential use is better organizing my informal research -- yesterday's GOTD was a good example... While I'm restoring more-or-less virgin copies of VMs [Virtual Machines], taking InstallWatch Pro snapshots & such I Google for info on the app itself [& maybe file names too], bookmark links I might use, & often wind up exploring stuff I come across in the process -- needless to say I can wind up with quite a few PDF docs before I'm done, & combining those that are related could make it easier to both organize & go back through those PDF *notes*.

PDF Combine itself is a small app, with 18 files, 1 folder taking up ~5 MB [a habit from putting apps on USB sticks, deleting unneeded files I'm left with a single, 3 MB .exe file]. The app's settings are stored in an .xml file you'll find in a new folder under User Application Data [XP] or User App Data Roaming [7]. To the registry setup & activation add an uninstall key, 2 app keys, a value with the file path to the .exe, & optionally a couple of entries under ASProtect [something recorded in XP but not win7]. I'd suggest running Activate.exe for every profile that you've setup in Windows. All in all I don't see any reason to not add PDF Combine to your toolbox.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#15

Beware the "Delete originals" check box. Once checked, it can only be unchecked by doing another combine. Simply going back to that screen and unchecking the box will not work because you then have to do a "Cancel" to get out of that screen, which subsequently leaves the box still checked. Shutting down the software and restarting it doesn't reset this check box, either. So, the next time you use the software, if you don't want to delete the original file you MUST remember to uncheck the "Delete originals" check box, before you do the combine, or else you get a classic PIBKAC error and your file is gone.

My recommendation would be that, in the next version, the "Delete originals" check box is automatically reset to unchecked mode, by the software, as a safety feature. Or at the very least, make a pesky little "Are you sure!?" pop-up appear. I don't need the stress of accidently nuking a user manual, and not noticing for a month or so until I need to use that manual, and then needing to cross my fingers and hope that I can hunt down a fresh copy and download it from a web site, for free. (Or worse yet, an entire series of folders and subfolders could be wiped, if that's what your next combine entails.)
Note: The deleted PDF did end up in my Recycle Bin. So, I could put it back where it belonged. But I certainly don't want to rely on that method.

Reply   |   Comment by Johnnie Walker  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#14

make an arrangement for splitting of files too...also make an arrangement to combine pdfs n words together...also combination of selected pages from 2 pdfs...

Reply   |   Comment by mrudul  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#13

I agree with #9 - this product needs to split - say you have a pdf and want only 5 out of 20 pages pulled out and then combined into a 5 page pdf. If you can only merge, whats the point? You must be able to split as well. Simpo product works great and is free.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#12

adjan - I see a difference between "free" and "tricked into giving away for free"; I'm just saying that you are actually going over a way to steal paid-for software. I'll pass on yours and on this one, as it seems no advantage over other really free versions of PDF reader/writers.
Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#11

#1 PDF Creator Pro isn't from sourceforge and isn't free

http://download.cnet.com/PDF-Creator-Pro/3000-10743_4-10965459.html

but Expert PDF IS free (per #5) and is the best solution for working with PDF's that I've found in the several months that I've used it.

As far as this goes? It works as advertised but it's way too limited in what it does to bother with. Go with Expert PDF

Reply   |   Comment by Nos Pam  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#10

Very modest functionality for a very immodest price. As already stated above, there are several free alternatives. I can recommend PDF Split & Merge: free, open source, multi-language and many useful functions.

Reply   |   Comment by Theo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#9

Appreciate having this for free; but I like the program Simpo Merge& Split that was given away here awhile back. Wishing it would be put back too! I canot believe that this program only merges and does not split!

Reply   |   Comment by Zephyrdell  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#8

It has two things the great pdf freeware pdftkBuilder doesn't; bookmarks and numbering pages
I like the explorer-like interface; also hotkeys for most things.
Suggest: I like the options not embedded in the Convert key--I like Convert to just be for the final conversion.

Reply   |   Comment by cornflower  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#7

I been using pdfill free tools for years, it merges and converts files into pdf or image files, as well as it has pdf printer driver so you can print any file into pdf, What would be great is search-ability of the created file.

Reply   |   Comment by Hitesh  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#6

Works well on Vista Business Edition, 32 bit. I successfully combined two pdf files.
I'm not convinced of the use of this tool, and it also seems to be too expensive.

Reply   |   Comment by Cosmin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#5

eXpert PDF Pro does much more - and you can get it free here: http://dottech.org/freebies/18437 ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Adjan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+54)
#4

Installed easily and combined two pdf ebooks quick and accuratley. I might be seeing things, but I think the combined files looked better than the original. I zoomed into pictures to 400% and the only difference that I could see was that the new pictures were just a little bit lighter/brighter, the originals were just a little darker. I thought the contrast between the white page and the black text was just a little better in the combined files. Windows 7 32 bit ultimate and I veiwed them side by side on the same monitor at the same time. I am not sure when I will ever need this but it worked fine so far.

Reply   |   Comment by Davena  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+55)
#3

Well, I can copy-paste everything into a word file and then ultimately convert it into a pdf file. Didnt see any unreal point of downloading this software.

Reply   |   Comment by Nirav  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-93)
#2

combined two pdf files for me. win 7 64 bit ultimate. registered ok too

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Clive  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)
#1

The problem is "combine" and "clip" are features of every free PDF printer out there. PDF Creator Pro (Sourceforge) does this and more

Reply   |   Comment by Bradlee Thedawg  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+81)
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