If you’ve ever been given a pdf file that you want to edit, or a pdf form that you need to complete and return electronically, you’ll realise that it’s not obvious how to edit a pdf file in OS X. You can make simple changes to a pdf file using the free built in Preview App that comes free with OS X. Here’s how.
Apple’s built in pdf reader app called ‘Preview’ can merge 2 PDF files and edit PDF files. It used to be tricky to merge two PDF files ( read some of my old articles here) but in macOS Sierra 10.12 it’s easier than ever. All you need to do is drag the thumbnails that you want to merge from one PDF document to the other and then save the document. You don’t need to buy any extra software. It is built right into OS X.
Read on for some screenshots of what this looks like.
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.