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Snow Leopard UNABLE to combine PDF files

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mmmmmmmmm..... I USED to be able to open a pdf file using Preview and then add additional pdf files in the side bar view and save as an entire new document with all the pdf pages I had added. This I can NOT do with Snow Leopard. WHAT HAPPENED?


Thanks if you have a work around

Edited by Lexonex

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For Snow Leopard 10.6.0, Apple changed the way this feature works in Preview Version 5.0 (501) and made it more cumbersome. Here’s how it’s done in Snow Leopard:


Open a PDF (using Preview).

Expose the Sidebar.

Drag the PDFs you want to include in the Sidebar area.

Note B: The PDFs all retain their name in the Sidebar (contrast with Note A)

Select all but one of the PDFs in the Sidebar.

Drag and drop the selection into the unselected PDF recipient.

Note C: You only get one chance at this or you’ll need to start over. You can only drop one set of PDFs onto the recipient.

Note D: After doing so, the recipient icon changes to include a Binding Comb on the left edge. Moving the arrow cursor over the combined PDF exposes a circle-left-turn arrow on the right edge.

Save or Save As the PDF. Voilà – one PDF.


Thanks. Don't you think the old way was easier?

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maybe it was easier but the new way give you more control and you can create many combined PDF's from the same opened preview window.

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