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How to Combine PDF Files on Mac (3 Easy Ways)

Jul 9 2024

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Easily merge and combine multiple PDF files on macOS using the Preview app, a free online PDF merger, or a desktop PDF editor for Mac.

Are you managing course materials?

Handling client documents?

Or simply looking to consolidate multiple files of information?

Combining PDF files on macOS can simplify and streamline these tasks for you.

In this guide, we'll explore three quick methods for combining PDFs on Mac:

  • Preview app
  • Xodo online
  • Xodo desktop

Whether you prefer built-in macOS utilities or third-party apps, we’ll walk you through each step.

Let’s start by exploring how to combine your PDFs on Mac using Preview.

How to Combine PDF files on Mac with Preview

Follow these steps to combine PDF files using Preview on macOS:

  1. Open the PDFs you want to combine in the Preview app.
  2. For each PDF opened, go to View > Thumbnails.
  3. Click and drag the thumbnails of the PDF pages you want to add into another PDF. You can select multiple non-adjacent pages by using Command+click.
  4. To reorder pages, click and drag the thumbnails to your desired position.
Combining PDF files on Mac with Preview

In addition to the Preview app, you can combine PDFs using the Finder app.

Keep in mind that these built-in tools offer only basic functionalities to join PDF files. For a more efficient way, consider using Xodo’s online PDF merger tool.

How to Combine PDF Files Online on Mac

To combine two or more PDF files online on Mac using Xodo, simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to Xodo’s free online PDF Merger tool.
  2. Upload the PDF files you want to combine.
  3. Optionally, reorder the files.
  4. Click on Merge.
  5. Click the Download button to save your combined PDF.
Combine PDF files online on Mac

Using Xodo online is great if you’re looking for a quick solution to combine your PDF on Mac directly, without needing to install any additional software.

Additionally, Xodo can also help you split your PDF document after combining them.

If you prefer an offline method, our desktop PDF Editor for Mac allows you to seamlessly combine PDF files and other file formats into a single PDF.

How to Combine PDF files Offline on Mac

To combine PDF offline on Mac using Xodo PDF studio, follow the steps below:

  1. Download and install Xodo PDF Studio on your Mac.
  2. Launch Xodo PDF Studio.
  3. Click on From Multiple Files under the Convert toolbar.
  4. Use Add Files or Add Folder to select PDFs you wish to merge.
  5. Customize any additional options.
  6. Click Start... to merge selected files into PDF.
Combine PDF files offline on Mac using Xodo PDF Studio

With Xodo PDF Studio, you can handle all your PDF tasks on macOS, from editing and batch processing to compressing your PDFs after merging them.

Combine Your PDFs with Xodo and More

You've learned three quick ways to combine PDF files on macOS:

  • using Preview for basic merging
  • using Xodo's online PDF merger for browser versatility
  • and using Xodo PDF Studio for robust desktop capabilities

Even after you combine your PDFs, Xodo can help you seamlessly edit text, annotate content, redact sensitive data, fill forms, and sign your important documents.

Xodo is cross-platform and even available on iOS and Android devices, allowing you to merge files on your iPhone.

Use all Xodo tools in your PDF workflow to improve productivity across your Mac and beyond.

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