Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 12:06 PM (in response to Jubelation)
Try dragging the pages from the sidebar of one document, into the sidebar of another. They should copy to that document.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 12:10 PM (in response to KarenSelena)
So I have to create a 'master' document? I thought there might be something simpler.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 12:35 PM (in response to Jubelation)
I'm not sure what you mean by "create a 'master' document". You can use one of the existing documents as the master, and add the others to it. By dragging thumbnails in the sidebar, as Karen said. To add a new document to the end of the "master", drop the thumbnails from the added document on top of the last-page thumbnail of the master.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 7:13 PM (in response to Jeffrey Jones2)
Jeffrey and Karen ... I've used Preview for years but recently upgraded to OS Snow Leopard (I am reluctant to change software!). I used to freely drag and drop pages from the sidebar one pdf file open in Preview to the sidebar of another - as you recommend - without problem. Now if I do that, the caption in the bar at the top of the document says "2 documents, 5 (or whatever) open pages", and I can't save the whole thing as one document - Preview wants to save the tranferred pages as their own document. What has changed? What am I not understanding here?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 7:27 PM (in response to Jubelation)
The difference is that in Snow leopard (and beyond), Preview can open multiple multi-page documents in one window. If you drop pages in the space below another document's thumbnails, it will simply combine the documents into one window. To combine them into one document, be sure to drop the thumbnails onto the target document. The easiest way to be sure you have it right is to drop right on top of a thumbnail in the target. It works. I've done it many times.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 9:33 PM (in response to Jubelation)
You can do this with an applescript if you want to merge the files without opening them. See my
(ToU Disclaimer: this links to my personal website).