Combine PDFs
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REALbasic example for PDF embedded pages.   Shareware ($29.99)
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Combine PDFs shows REALbasic developers how to use the QTGraphicsImporterMBS class together with the CoreGraphics PDF classes to create new PDF and embed pages from other PDF files.
What's New
Version 5.2.1:

Note: Version 5.2.1 is currently available for purchase in the App Store; the Demo is at version 5.2.0.

  • Fixed a few little bugs.
  • Added Swedish translation in addition to Italian, German, English and French.
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • REALbasic.

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Combine PDFs User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
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Ward commented on 23 Jun 2013
The demo version of Combine PDFs will combine the first 1000 pages for free; after that, you much purchase a license.

Download the demo from the developer's site.
[Version 5.2.1]


Big-Mac-XXL commented on 15 Mar 2012
Description box is wrong. This is not FREE, this costs $30 US!
[Version 5.2]



Funjoy reviewed on 02 Apr 2011
Just combined 50 pdfs into a single one in a few seconds. Simple, dead easy, free. Go download.
[Version 5.1]



Y-Guy reviewed on 27 Nov 2010
Of the PDF merge apps I tested this one offered the most detail, the ability to remove a page in a large PDF was a nice plus (though you can do that in Preview), this app gives you a ton of options to change your PDF files before exporting, for my needs it was overkill but nice to know you have the option. Those features come at a cost though, $30 US, to much for what I needed.
[Version 5.1]


lvshooter tipped on 30 Oct 2008
Why not just use OSX's PDF reader "Preview"? You can easily combine PDF's with an app. you already have! Drag & Drop Baby! It's a Mac thing!
[Version 3.0]

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sjk replied on 31 Oct 2008
One reason: not everyone's running Leopard.

Ochre replied on 11 May 2009
Also, it's possible to set up Combine PDFs as a PDF Service. I use it to combine multi-page web reviews into one simple PDF file. AFAIK you can't do this in
However, I'm still using v3.0. I'm not sure whether there are any merits to paying €20 / $30 and upgrading to 4.2 just for this; it was a free app when I started using it.

Dana Sutton commented on 13 Mar 2008
I don't meant to rain on the parade of a great utility (which I use myself) but it should be noted that in Leopard PDFs can be combined using Preview itself; see MacWorld April 2008, p. 83.
[Version 3.0]



funkboy reviewed on 26 Dec 2007
Great job on this free utility! It did exactly what I needed it to do; now that Mac OS X 10.5 has this functionality, I will not have to use it, but I was stuck on a 10.4-powered laptop and really needed to combine some pages.

Only two things I could suggest: page numbering, as mentioned by another reviewer, would be sweet, as would the ability for the program to detect where in the list I am dragging and dropping the files. It automatically puts newly dropped files at the end of the list, but it would be nice if it let me insert it between two pages already in the list.

Great job, I owe the developer a mighty large beer.
[Version 3.0]

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Gregm commented on 31 Oct 2008
Pile up a list in the box --- hilite one -- then drag-n-drop it to the position you want.

Jack Daw tipped on 12 Dec 2007
How about including a page numbering function?
Once the PDFs have been sorted into the desired order, the ability to print the new page numbers would be really cool.
[Version 3.0]



hypert reviewed on 26 Oct 2007
This could NOT have been easier to use! Not only does it let you combine/merge PDFs, but you can see the original filenames and page numbers, re-arrange them, preview pages, AND delete pages.

Very nice job!
[Version 2.1]

Jean-Pierre Callut commented on 14 Oct 2007
Just wanted to fax 9 separate documents I had scanned. Mac OSX's built-in fax system does not allow to do that in one shot. Then I came across this wonderful app. Just printed the docs as PDFs then merged them. Et voilà !
[Version 2.1]

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Version Downloads:5,362
Type:Development : Source
Date:27 Jan 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.99
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Combine PDFs shows REALbasic developers how to use the QTGraphicsImporterMBS class together with the CoreGraphics PDF classes to create new PDF and embed pages from other PDF files.

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