At my real job, I work with many PDF documents, most of which are contracts or books. With many of these, I’m asked to add a page to the contract or book that we are working on. If you have never added another page to a PDF document, then you might want to read the rest of this article.
When I first started this job, I thought I knew most of the software Adobe put out but I certainly didn’t know everything. With Adobe Acrobat Pro I still needed to learn how to add a PDF page to another PDF. This is actually easier then you would think. Since I now know how to do this, it is time to teach you how you can do it, too. It’s time to impress the boss with your Adobe skills.
How To Insert Pages Into A PDF File
I will show you how to do this using Adobe Acrobat Pro 9. This also works in Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 and most likely the others.
Step 1: Open your Acrobat Pro desktop application.
Step 2: Now head to the top left and click on File, then click on Open. Now find the PDF document you want to add the extra page to. Once you find it select the file and click Open.
Step 3: Once you have the PDF open, look to the left and you will see some icons on the side. The very top choice is two sheets of paper. Click it.
Step 4: From here you will see all the pages that you have in this PDF file. Now select the page from this side view that you wish the new page to be next to. I will select the bottom page. Now look back to the top of this side view and click on the Gear icon or Options (Adobe Acrobat 8). This will bring up a menu with the top one being Insert Pages. Click or hover over that and then click on the option “From File“.
Side Note: You can get this same menu to appear by right-clicking on the page you selected.
Adobe Acrobat Pro 8: This is the way they have it set up in the software. You only have to click on Insert Pages.
Adobe Acrobat Pro 9: This is the way this part works with this software.
Step 5: This will give you the option of finding the PDF page you wish to add from your computer. Once you have found it, select it and click the Select button.
Step 6: A window will appear asking you some questions:
- By selecting the down arrow next to the Location you can choose to have the page appear Before or After the page you selected in the PDF file. I’m putting mine after. You can also select which page it will go after by typing the page number in the box next to Page. Now Hit OK.
That is all you have to do to add a page using Acrobat Pro. Now if you want to delete it then go back to the side view and right-click on the page you wish to delete and then select Delete Page. Done.
BONUS TIP: If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Pro, there are some websites that will add your PDF pages together for you online. These are two that I have used before when I did not have access to my Adobe. This is if you want to add something to the top or bottom of the file. You can add each page together separately with these online sites but it takes some organizing. They also have file size limits.