- Microsoft Office documents DOC, .DOCX, .XLS, .XLSX
- Adobe Acrobat.PDF
- Image file formats JPG, .GIF
- Text file .TXT
- Open your PDF file using Acrobat Reader. Operate as if your wish to print your document and select export to PDF in the printers list.
- Select "Advanced options", change the number of dots per inch (dpi) down to 150 and print.
- Choose a folder and give a new name to the file to be generated or same if replacing the existing file.
- Check the quality of the document and if not satisfactory, start again from the original file using a higher value above 150 dpi.
- If your word processor (Microsoft Office Word (paid) or OpenOffice Writer (freeware) does not included a PDF generation tool, install PDFCreator (freeware).
- Before using your word processor, make sure the sizes of your image files are not too big. If necessary reduce file size (see above about images files).
- Create a new document and insert your images one by one (Insert > Image > From File). Save your document using .DOC (or ODT if OpenOffice).
- Convert to PDF format either directly from the File menu if available or through the Print options that include PDFCreator.
The size of the final file must not exceed 1 MB. If the file is still too big, reduce the individual image sizes once again and rebuild your document by going through steps 1- 4.
Your can use Adobe Acrobat or PDFCreator for this purpose, if using PDFCreator:
- Open all the PDF files to be assembled (using Acrobat Reader)
- For the first file, choose PDFCreator as your printer and print
- In the PDFCreator dialog box, select "Wait - Collect"
- Open the second file and do the same as above until the last file
- The Print Monitor of the PDFCreator will display a list of all files which have to be highlighted (using Shift key and mouse)
- Go to the "Document" menu and select "Combine"
- In the same "Document" menu, select "Print"
- In the dialog box select "Save", this will generate the final (merged) PDF file.
Please make sure the resulting document size is less than 1 MB. If not, you may need to follow the instructions given in reducing the size of my PDF files above