This might be a bit obscure, but if you ever need to do it then this will save you a lot of time! Today I had 33 separate pdf files that I wanted to print out. I wanted them all printed out in alphabetical order. It took me 3 attempts. Here is how to get them to open in Preview in alphabetical order first go so you can print them in bulk.
Some people have reported that the create booklet PDF action that I wrote about here does not work with El Capitan. I can verify that it does work perfectly with El Capitan. If it’s not working after the upgrade to El Capitan you should try reinstalling it and then restarting your computer. Continue reading for a link to download a free version of ‘create booklet’.
Apple have retained the ability to merge two PDF files with the built in ‘preview’ app in OSX El Capitan. As with previous versions of OS X, there are two different ways that you can do this. When you open 2 or more PDF documents in preview, depending on how you open them, preview will merge them together into one document OR it can open them as two separate documents. If they are merged then all you need to do is save, but if they have not merged then you need to print them to a new PDF file. Here’s how to tell if they have merged or not. Continue reading 〉
OS X has a built in application that lets you open and read pdf files. It is called Preview. If you click on a pdf file it will automatically open in Preview.
Thankfully with OS X Yosemite (OSX 10.10) it’s really easily merge 2 pdf files with the built in OS X Preview app.
From within preview you can add more pages to the pdf file. When you save the pdf file these extra pages are combined so that all the extra pages are merged with the original pdf.
Quite often I receive a document to print double sided but I receive it as two single PDF files. Other times I have two documents that came from two different applications (for example one from pages and one from numbers) and I want to print them back-to-back on one piece of paper using my double sided printer. Here’s how to print to PDF files together using OS X Preview.
Here’s how to customise your own Keyboard shortcuts for any OSX application menus. Continue reading 〉