How to Merge Two PDF Files Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Merging two PDF files on a Mac can be a convenient way to combine multiple documents into one. Whether you need to merge contracts, reports, or any other type of PDF files, the process is relatively simple. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to merge two PDF files on your Mac.

Step 1: Open Preview

To begin merging your PDF files, open the Preview application on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or by searching for it using Spotlight (press Command + Spacebar and type “Preview”).

Step 2: Open the First PDF File

In Preview, go to the “File” menu and select “Open.” Locate and select the first PDF file that you want to merge. Once selected, click “Open” to open the file in Preview.

Step 3: Open the Second PDF File

With your first PDF file open in Preview, go back to the “File” menu and select “Open.” This time, locate and select the second PDF file that you want to merge. Click “Open” to open it in Preview as well.

Step 4: Arrange Thumbnails

In Preview’s sidebar, you will see thumbnails of both your first and second PDF files. Click on one of the thumbnails (either from the first or second file) and drag it onto the thumbnail pane of the other file. This action will combine both files into a single document.


If you want to rearrange pages within your merged document, simply click and drag individual thumbnails within the sidebar until they are in your desired order.

Step 5: Save Your Merged Document

Once you have arranged the pages in the desired order, go to the “File” menu and select “Save.” Choose a location on your Mac where you want to save your merged PDF file, provide a name for it, and click “Save.”

Step 6: Verify Your Merged Document

After saving, your merged PDF file is ready to be used. Open it with Preview or any other PDF reader to verify that the merging process was successful. Ensure that all pages are in the correct order and that no content is missing.


If you notice any issues with the merged document, repeat the steps above to edit and rearrange pages as needed.


Merging two PDF files on a Mac can be accomplished quickly and easily using Preview. By following these steps, you can efficiently combine multiple documents into a single PDF file. Remember to save your merged document to a location where you can easily find it for future use.

Now that you know how to merge two PDF files on a Mac, you can streamline your workflow by consolidating multiple documents into one. Whether it’s for personal or professional use, this method will help you stay organized and save time.

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