Print and combine multiple files using Acrobat

When you print and combine multiple PDF files, automate some steps by enabling the following settings in Acrobat:

  • Automatic filename suffixing to avoid filename confirmation.
  • Delete source files after the combining operation.

How to print multiple PDF files

  1. Open Devices and Printers on Windows:

    1. Press Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog.
    2. Type control printers, and then select OK.
    Open Control Printers

    The Devices and Printers window is displayed.

  2. Under Printers, right-click Adobe PDF and choose Printing Preferences.

    The Adobe PDF Printing Preferences dialog is displayed. 

  3. In the dialog, do the following:

    1. Select the Adobe PDF Output Folder list, and choose Documents\*.pdf
      (To choose another folder, select Browse, and navigate to the desired folder.
    2. Select the Replace Existing PDF list, and choose Never.
    3. Click OK.
    Adobe PDF Settings

    You can use Print as Adobe PDF from any app, for example, browsers or Microsoft 365 apps, and save multiple PDFs.

How to combine multiple PDF files

  1. Launch Acrobat.

  2. Navigate to Tools > Combine Files, and do the following: 

    1. Select Add Files, navigate to the folder, and select the files.
    2. In the Combine Files toolbar, select Options.
    3. In the Options dialog, select the Always delete source files after combining and confirm.
    4. Select Combine.


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