Acrobat needs an append option... or at least print multiple docs to a Portfolio
Acrobat needs an append option... or the ability to print multiple docs to a Portfolio.
All of the competitors have an option to print multiple files and add to single document. Acrobat even allows you to append scans to exiting pdfs. Why is there no option that does not require you to save multiple pdfs and then combine them. Seems easy enough... but when you have users refusing to switch platforms because they email statements to customers all day, the added steps of saving and combining documents would literally add hours a day to their workflow, You are not going to win that battle.
This would also help when printing workbooks from excel etc.
We have taken your feature request. It is under review.
We’ll keep you posted.
When is Acrobat providing the option to collect multiple print jobs & merge before creating the file like what PDFCreator does?
Over a year later since Tanvi said the feature is under review....... We need to be able print to existing pdfs and append them. I print from details from autocad, part lists from excel and actual hvac calculations from yet another program that all have go into the same pdf file, which when complete will amount anywhere from 20-50 pages per project. I basically run 10-15 projects a day. I am currently using a competitor's printer driver to append to pdf's. I don't like having to go to your competitor's. I like having everything in one place. Please add this feature as soon as possible. I sincerely hope this request hasn't been forgotten, or swept under the rug. This is a function that is badly needed by everyone and very important.
Yes, please add the append option.
The point is we don't WANT to create separate documents just to turn around and combine them. That's wasting time. Adobe NEEDS this functionality to APPEND. If other software makers can do this, surely Adobe can do this.
I would agree. I use a competitors software because they allow me to append to an existing PDF file when I print to PDF.
Seems Like A Good Idea!
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Daniele Marra commented
Hello Adobe Admin. This is not what Stacey Harris means. Other compatitors provide the option to work with a spool menu. For example:
I like to print in a couple of minutes different pages from word and excel and browser etc... i like to spool them and at the end of my process, i like to press one time "create pdf" to get all exportet to one PDF. The function you provide with adobe dc only supports to staple existing pdfs. THis means, you must create a pdf of each job and at the end, you must use adobe dc to staple them. THis is very time consuming for our entire company.
Why is the option to append an existing PDF not available when using the Adobe PDF printer??? I have to use a competitor software to have that feature.
Stacey Harris commented
Russ is right. Competitors have the ability to print from multiple sources and append to an existing document.
If you want to eventually create a Portfolio of PDFs created from various sources like web page, Word file etc., you can do so in a single workflow only without creating multiple redundant PDF files. You would need to check the "Save As PDF Portfolio" options provided in the Combine Files > Options dialog.
Russ Turrentine commented
I don't believe your suggestion provides the functionality requested. I should be able to print one item to Adobe from maybe a Word document, then print an Excel document, then print maybe a webpage or any other number of things. Adobe should have the option to keep appending to the same document. Or open a previously created document and append additional items to it. I shouldn't have to create and save them and then combine them. That's too many extra steps. Plus I have all these extra documents I don't need after I combine them that I have to go back and delete.