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How to Combine/Merge PDFs on Mac

Jane Zhou updated on May 28, 2021 to PDF Editor Tutorials

You do not always get a complete PDF. Maybe you are constructing a portfolio or cleaning file clutter, or working with international clients. You either need to collect multiple pages to make one PDF file or join PDFs on Mac.  

Dealing with tons of PDF files can be difficult, especially when it comes to merging PDF files together. Besides the confusion of keeping file storage organized, figuring out how to bring them together is tricky. 

If you have don't know how to get it done, you can get help from this post. Here we will demonstrate the step-by-step tutorials on how to combine PDFs on Mac. 

How to Merge PDF Files on Mac with Preview

There is an inbuilt PDF merger on your Mac called Preview. It can be used for editing images, signing documents, and editing PDF files. With a graphical and easy-to-understand interface, this app can deal with and organize all your PDF files. 

Using this app, you can perform multiple streamlined PDF operations easily and quickly. It lets you join pages and make one complete PDF file. You can also include pages from a different file into an existing PDF file. Importing and exporting documents to and from PDF are other functions of Preview. 

The first tutorial or step-by-step guide demonstrates how to combine two PDFs on Mac:

Step 1. Open your PDF file with Preview.

Open PDF with Preview

Step 2. Click View> Thumbnail. It will show page thumbnails in the sidebar. Apply the Thumbnail at the point you want to add another PDF.

View page thumbnail

Step 3. Click Edit > Insert > Page from files. Suppose the Page from File option does not work. Check if the File opened is PDF. Apple does not allow the merging of some encrypted files. To check that, go to Tools > Show Inspector > Lock Icon. 

Choose the PDF files you want to merge and click Open.

Insert pages

Step 4. Choose File> Export as PDF, and the merged files are saved. 

Expert merged PDF

How to Combine PDFs on Mac with Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat Reader is a globally trusted software for PDF operations. It can print, view, sign, share, annotate PDF files. It is worldwide famous for being the only PDF viewer that can deal with all kinds of PDF content, from forms to multimedia. 

Having this software, you can fill out and save forms. If you want to sign documents digitally, Adobe lets you add a digital signature to a PDF. Adding comments, redacting PDF files, collecting digital signatures from others, and securely sharing files are other features of Adobe. 

Most importantly, Adobe can help you join PDFs on Mac in an easy and fast manner. Let's find out how!

Step 1. After installation, Open Adobe Acrobat on Mac. Click the Combine Files tool. 

Launch Adobe

Step 2. Select files into the drop zone. Choose PDFs you want to merge. Organize/reorder/delete the files if required.

Select PDF files

Step 3. Click Combine and then Save the merged PDF.

Combine PDF file on Mac

How to Merge PDFs on Windows

EaseUS PDF Editor can be of great help when it comes to merging PDFs on Windows. This software is designed to take PDF workload off your shoulders. If you want to hide credential information from appearing, you can do it. Also, this software will enable you to save and store PDF files and access them directly anytime.

Using this software, you can insert comments, markups, sticky notes, and digital signatures into a PDF file. It will also allow you to create a PDF, forms, fill in, save, and share forms with others securely. Yes, you can secure any PDF file with a password before sharing it with others. 

The most exciting thing about this software is its easy interface. Yes, it offers advanced and complex functions through an easy-to-use interface. Each feature in the interface is self-explanatory. 


  • Manage tons of PDF files with ease
  • Sign documents digitally and get your documents signed by others
  • Conceal credential information before sharing a PDF file
  • Reduce PDF size

Step 1. Launch EaseUS PDF Editor on your PC, and click on the "Page" button. A sidebar will appear on your right hand, and you need to select "Combine PDF" under the "Pages" tab.

combine pdf

Step 2. There will be a pop-up window that asks you to add the PDFs you want to merge. You need to click on "Add Files..." to import the two or more PDF files you want to combine. Then, click on "OK" to merge those files into one.

add files to merge

Step 3. Check the combined PDF, and if there is nothing that needs to be corrected, you can click on the "File" button and choose "Save" or "Save" to export the combined PDF file to your computer.

save file

The Bottom Line

Here in this article, you can learn some methods to combine two or more PDF files into a complete one on your Mac computer, and which one do you prefer? We hope you can find your desired one from this post.