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Can one merge several documents into one with the free version ?

Post by Clairvaux » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:52 pm

I have scanned a paper document. This produced one pdf file per page. I would now like to combine them all in a single pdf file. Is that possible with the free version ?

I thought the Merge feature would do this, but I see only one pdf page available to merge, and no way to add others.

I also saw a feature called Combine Files Into a Single Document mentioned on the forum, but I can't find it on my program.

Version 8, build 334.

Thank you.

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Re: Can one merge several documents into one with the free version ?  SOLVED

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:59 pm

Hi Clairvaux,

I am afraid that merging documents does require a license, be it through the Thumbnails pane drag and drop, or the Combine Files Into a Single Document feature.
The latter is available in the File --> New Document menu,
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or from Windows Explorer when you select multiple PDF files:
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You get a visual clue as to what requires a license when you have none, such items having the small shopping cart icon you see in the first screen shot.

I hope that helps.
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Re: Can one merge several documents into one with the free version ?

Post by Clairvaux » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:28 pm

Thanks for the super-fast response, that's very helpful, I'm working on an urgent document !

The right-click option works great -- as long as one accepts the watermarks.

However, I can't find the File / New document menu. I use the classical UI. Or am I not supposed to see it, since I have the free version ? I have chosen to hide the paid-for commands (a few of them are still shown, though, with the very convenient shopping cart icon -- great feature).

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Re: Can one merge several documents into one with the free version ?

Post by lev » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:41 pm

Uncheck "Hide all licensed features from toolbars and menus" and you should be good to go.

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Re: Can one merge several documents into one with the free version ?

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:26 pm

Though you do know the use of these features without a license will water mark the document. Right? Please make a copy first...
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Re: Can one merge several documents into one with the free version ?

Post by Clairvaux » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:57 pm

lev wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:41 pm
Uncheck "Hide all licensed features from toolbars and menus" and you should be good to go.
Thank you.

I thought I would get an email when an answer would be posted to my question, but I somehow missed the correct setting.

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Re: Can one merge several documents into one with the free version ?

Post by Clairvaux » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:02 pm

Paul - Tracker Supp wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:26 pm
Though you do know the use of these features without a license will water mark the document. Right? Please make a copy first...
Yes, thank you for reminding me.

The balance between free and paid features is quite reasonable, and the relevant user interface points are very finely tuned. At least, the watermark doesn't say "You're a criminal for using this feature"... :D

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Can one merge several documents into one with the free version ?

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:39 pm

:)
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