How to Add Pages to a PDF

To insert pages into a PDF, follow the steps:

1. Download and install PDFChef by Movavi.

2. Launch the program and add the PDF you want to edit.

3. Click New Tab and add the second PDF file.

4. In the right pane, select the pages you want to insert into the second PDF.

5. Copy the pages from one PDF and paste them to the other.

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Our handy guide shows you how to add pages to a PDF document with or without additional programs.

To insert pages into a PDF document, all you need to do is download the PDFChef from the Movavi website and install it. The desktop software is available for Windows and Mac operating systems. You can use the program to open and read your PDF files, create documents, edit PDFs, convert files from and to PDF, among other possibilities.

Continue reading the article to get the full details and options when it comes to inserting pages into a PDF document.

How to add individual pages using the preview panel

By using the copy and paste function in the preview panel, you can insert pages into PDF individually to a PDF document. To add these individual pages, follow the following steps:

Step 1. Acquire the software

Download and run the PDFChef executable on your PC or Mac and follow the on-screen instructions.

Step 2. Add files

Run the program and open the file by tapping on Open File to add the file you need to edit. You can also drag and drop it into the workspace. Next, to import pages, you'll have to add the file in which they are contained and click on New Tab. To open and edit the text in the PDF, click on Edit, which is in the list of tools.

Choose "Edit" from the tools list to open the PDF and edit text

Step 3. Specify the pages to be processed

Specify the page or pages you want to process. For adding only one page, just double-click the required page. To select multiple pages, you can use the keyboard shortcuts. Just hold your Shift key down and click the first and last pages (note that if you have a Mac, this is referred to as the Cmd button on the keyboard). If they are not consecutive pages, hold your Ctrl key while selecting required pages one by one.

Step 4. Copy and paste pages

To add pages individually from a PDF document to another, simply copy and then paste. You can also use standard shortcuts on the keyboard, which are Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V.

Right-click and choose "Copy" to copy the desired page

Step 5. Save your edits

To save the edited file as a new document on your computer, click on File in your menu bar. Then, click on Save As. You can also save the edits into your source file by clicking on File on your menu bar. Next, click the Save button.

How to insert one page or more in a PDF in the Manage Pages mode

You can also add individual or multiple pages in a PDF by using the Manage Pages mode. Follow the following process to proceed:

Step 1. Download and Install PDFChef by Movavi

Download and install PDFChef by Movavi. Then open the program.

Step 2. Add files

Click the Open File button to add the file you need to edit. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop the file. Then, open a new tab and add the file from which you want to import the pages.

Step 3. Set the page range to be processed

Go to the Manage Pages mode and specify the pages you want to insert. You can also click on the first and the last pages to pick consecutive page groups. Make sure you hold your Shift key simultaneously. You can also select multiple pages non-consecutively by using the Ctrl and the arrow keys.

Copy the PDF pages to insert them into another document

Step 4. Copy and paste the pages from one open PDF to another

To copy the pages you select, just click Copy. Next, click Paste so you can add the pages into a target file. You can also do this by pressing Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V to copy and paste them. Paste selected PDF pages to another document accordingly.

Paste the selected range of PDF pages into another document

Step 5. Save your file

To save your file, use the Save or Save As commands that are available in your menu bar.

How to add the whole PDF file to another PDF

To add a whole PDF file to another PDF file, you can use the Append Files button. Follow the process below to achieve this:

Step 1. Download and install the app

To start working with PDFChef, download and install the application.

Step 2. Add the file you need to edit

Next, run the program and click on Open File so you can add the file you need to edit. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop the file into your workspace.

Step 3. Add a new file to an existing PDF

To append one PDF file into another, proceed to the Manage Pages mode. Click on Append Files which you can find by the right side of the menu. Specify the document you wish to add in your dialog box. Next, click Open.

Choose "Append File" to insert one PDF document into another

Step 4. Save your changes

To save the changes made, use the Save or Save As commands that are available in your menu bar.

How to add a blank page into a PDF file

You can also add blank pages into a PDF file by making use of the Manage Pages function. Continue by following the steps below:

Step 1. Download and install PDFChef by Movavi

First, download and install the software from the current website. If you already have it installed, skip the step.

Step 2. Import a PDF file

Launch the program on your computer. Select the file you want to process via the Open File button or just drag and drop the required file into the workspace.

Step 3. Insert a blank page

To insert a blank page into your PDF document, proceed to the page management mode and click Blank Page, which you will find on the right side of the menu. The blank page will be inserted directly after the page you’ve selected with the cursor.

Choose "Blank Page" to add a blank page to your PDF

Step 4. Save the new file

To save the new PDF file, click File on the menu bar and select Save As.

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How to add pages to a PDF online

You can merge your PDF files online by using online PDF merging services. One of such is the service offered by PDFChef. And the great thing is that this PDF merger is free and ideal both for commercial and personal use. There are no ads or need for making registrations. With this service, you can split your PDF, merge multiple PDF files into one or rearrange the pages. The good thing is you can use this option on your smartphone or desktop computer.

Merging PDFs online with PDFChef involves three easy steps. These are explained accordingly below:

Step 1. Upload the File
Visit the PDFChef website.
Proceed to PDFChef
The first thing you'll see when you enter the PDF merging page on PDFChef is the Choose Files function. You can click this button to select the PDF files you want to merge or simply drag and drop the files into the area.

Step 2. Add More PDFs and Edit Files (Optional)
Click on the Add Files button on the upper-left part of the box and add more files if needed. In this section, you can also rotate existing pages or delete selected ones.

Step 3. Save Changes and Download
To save your changes and download your edited project, click the Save and Download button at the bottom of the merge box.

How to add pages to a PDF on a Mac

To add pages to a PDF on a Mac, you can use the PDFChef for a Mac by Movavi, or you can also use the built-in Preview app.

PDFChef by Movavi

If you have a Mac, another way to add pages to a PDF is by using PDFChef for a Mac, designed by Movavi. With this software, you can open and read your PDFs, create documents, convert files from and to PDFs, for example, from and to EPUB, HTML, TXT, and Word. Most importantly, you can edit your PDFs, specifically, add pages into an existing PDF file. With this function, you can add pages, edit pages or format the texts in PDFs. Also, you can scale, rotate, and insert images on the PDF pages. To learn more about the app, follow the link below.

Learn more about PDFChef for Mac

Preview

Using Preview, users can add a blank page or a whole PDF to an existing PDF file. Specifically, you can view and save your PDFs as well as images. You can make changes to your PDFs and also edit your images.

With Preview, you can fill and sign forms on your Mac computer. You can also secure your PDF files by protecting them with a password. Also, you can change the formats of your images, from JPG to PNG, TIFF, JPEG, PSD, and vice versa. Most importantly, you can add pages to your PDF by using the Preview app. With this, you can combine and transfer pages from a PDF document to another.

How to add pages to a PDF in Adobe® Reader®

First, you have to know that you can’t add pages using Adobe® Reader®. You will need to use Adobe® Acrobat®. You can insert pages into PDFs with almost any version of Adobe® Acrobat®. However, this does not work with the free and widely used Acrobat® Reader® software.

With Adobe® Acrobat® DC, which is included with the subscription for Creative Cloud, you can easily merge multiple PDF files into a single file. Whole files containing PDF documents can also be merged into a single document with the click of a mouse.

Step 1. Open the App and Add Files
To do this, open Adobe Acrobat and click on Tools at your Start screen, then right-click on Add Files. Here you determine whether you are going to add individual files or whole folders with PDF files. The Delete command allows you to delete individual PDF files added accidentally.

Step 2. Select and Combine
Once all the desired documents have been selected in the preview, click Combine. The program will create another PDF file called, for example “File1.pdf”, which you can rename if you want and save.

Final thoughts

As you can now see, there are several ways to add pages to a PDF file. If you have a Windows PC or Mac, you can do this by using the PDFChef by Movavi. With this, you can add or append individual or whole pages. You can even add whole PDF files into another PDF. Also, you can add a blank page using the program. Probably one of the easiest methods is to use an online service such as the PDFChef merger tool. If you use a Macintosh computer, you can make use of the Preview by Apple or the PDFChef by Movavi.

Anyone who subscribes to Creative Cloud will be able to use the Adobe Acrobat DC to merge the PDF files. If you place two sessions of the program next to each other on the screen, you can also drag and drop individual pages as you like.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I combine pages in a PDF?

To combine PDF files or pages, open PDFChef by Movavi.

Add the PDFs you want to combine → Combine the files → Save the result

Read the full article on how to combine PDFs:

How do I delete pages from a PDF?

  1. Install and launch PDFChef.
  2. Open your PDF and click Manage Pages in the toolbar.
  3. Select the pages you want to delete and click Delete.
  4. Save your file.


Read the full article on how to delete pages from PDFs:

How do I create a PDF with multiple pages?

  1. Install and run PDFChef.
  2. Click New to create a PDF document.
  3. Click Manage Pages. Then click Blank Page in the right-hand pane.
  4. Edit the new file: add text, images and more.
  5. Save the new file.


Read an article on how to create PDFs:

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