How to Separate and Combine Multiple PDF Documents in an Easy Manner

Steven Hodgin | August 1st, 2017 | PDF

Portable Document Format is highly used for sharing and printing documents. But, most of the time users are facing difficulty in sending large files. Also, there will be more time consumption when user is tries to access large PDF files. Moreover, large files are difficult to download. As a result, there is a need to split Adobe PDF files. On the other hand, if a user is having multiple PDF files, containing some important data then, it will be difficult for him to manage all the files. So, a user should merge multiple PDF documents and manage them easily. In this blog, we will see what is the need to Separate and Combine multiple PDF documents and also possible solutions to do the process.

What is the Need to Break and Merge Multiple PDF Documents?

PDF files are more secure as compare to any other file format. So, users prefer this file format to send or receive a document. But, users are facing problem while sending and opening oversized PDF. Let us take an example of user query which describes the need to separate and combine multiple PDF documents –

“I am working in one of the organization, I have to send large PDF document to one of my colleagues. But, when I try to send files my computer got hanged and starts working slowly. Please suggest me some utility which can break large PDF documents?”

“I want to merge my multiple PDF files. So, that i can manage PDF files easily. I have searched a lot but, didn’t find the best solution. Is there any utility which can easily merge multiple PDF documents without any interruption?”

“I have an 800-page PDF. I want to split my PDF such that each PDF must contain 100 pages. Can you suggest me some software which helps me to split my PDF document.”

“One day I received some important emails containing different PDF files. These files contain some confidential data. I got the responsibility to combine these PDF files. I have searched a lot but, could not find any solution. How can I merge multiple PDF documents? please help me some tool.”

Manual Solution to Separate and Combine Multiple PDF Documents

With the help of Adobe Acrobat Pro, the user can break and merge multiple PDF documents. Here are some useful steps described which will help the users to combine or split Adobe PDF Files-

Break PDF Document Using Adobe Acrobat Pro

  • Firstly, open Adobe Acrobat Pro to separate PDF documents
  • Now, click on “File Menu”
  • Select Open option
  • Choose file that you want to split
  • Now, Go to Document menu
  • Then click Split Document
  • You will notice Split document screen will pop up
  • Then, choose the options and then Click ok
  • The options mentioned in the image are:
  • A number of pages: Select maximum pages per split
  • File size: Split by maximum size
  • Top level bookmarks: Set up bookmarks before using the option
  • Save output file at desired location
  • Lastly, click ok

Merge Multiple PDF Document Using Adobe Acrobat Pro

  • Firstly, open Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Go to Tools menu and Choose to combine files option
  • In Add files menu you have to select Add files option to add the list of file for the PDF merge operation
  • Screen will open showing selected files
  • You can also rearrange files
  • After completing the arrangements you can click combine files button
  • To save the file Click on File Menu
  • Then Save As option

Limitations of Manual Approach to Combine or Split Adobe PDF

We have seen that with the help of Adobe Acrobat user can separate and combine multiple PDF documents, but it has some limitations. If you didn’t install the full version of Adobe Acrobat Pro software, then you can’t split or merge multiple PDF documents. It is a time-consuming process also. These drawbacks are overcome by our tool named as PDF File Splitter and Merger.


In this blog, we have learned the various needs to separate and combine multiple PDF documents. We have also talked about the manual solution to break and merge multiple PDF documents. But the manual approach is having some drawback like more time consumption and full version installation of Adobe Acrobat. So, it is suggested to use expert solution i.e PDF Splitter and Merger which is a convenient solution.