Instructions on Merging Documents in a PDF

Using Adobe Acrobat:

  1. Click on the Tools menu and select Combine Files.
  2. Click Combine Files, and then click Add Files to select the files you want to include in your PDF.
  3. Click, drag, and drop to reorder the files and pages. Double-click on a file to expand and rearrange individual pages. Press the Delete key to remove unwanted content.
  4. When finished arranging files, click Combine Files.
  5. Click the Save button and rename the file with the appropriate title.
  6. Check file size and reduce the file if necessary. Complete applications should be under 2MB, and preferably under 1MB. Reduce file size by going to File > Save as Other > Reduced Size PDF. Select any version compatibility and save the file.

Using an online site like http://merge.smallpdf.com:

  1. Drag-and-drop your PDF or several files into the grey drop area on the site.
  2. Add to or rearrange the order of your files and pages in File Mode or Page Mode.
  3. When you are done and the upload is completed, create the final PDF by clicking the Merge PDF button below the preview area.
  4. Download or otherwise save the file and rename it with the appropriate title.
  5. Check file size and reduce the file if necessary. Complete applications should be under 2MB, and preferably under 1MB. You can reduce file size by going to http://compress.smallpdf.com. Drag-and-drop your PDF into the drop area on the site. Download and save the file.