We just upgraded to XI from 8. We use the drag and drop function to merge multiple pdf's. Is this function function not available anymore? The only thing found has been the "insert pages" function which is an additional step and seems to have a hard time importing quickly. This function hangs for close to 30 sec then incorporates. Any direction would be much appreciated.
When you launch Acrobat 11, the startup screen has an item "Combine Files into PDF" that lets you drag & drop files and easily reorder them. The same thing is available under: File > Create > Combine Files into a Single PDF
I may not have explained enough, sry.......In version 8 & 9, when two pdfs were open side by side with thumbnail seen, the function to drag and drop the thumbnail file from one to the other was functional. The function to right click and drag is not active. Is this a setting that needs to be activated?
The ability to drag thumbnails most certainly IS in both Acrobat 8 and Acrobat 9.
However, there may be something else interfering. Perhaps one of both files has security setting that don't permit modifying the file(s).
So you're asking about dragging and dropping pages from one document to another? For that it depends on which page is the current page, the one that's currently being viewed. If you want to drag the current page, you have to click and drag the little page number that appears beneath each page in the Pages pane into the Pages pane of the other document. If you want to copy a non-current page, just click on one and drag & drop.
Steve and George, Thanks a bunch. The right clicking on the page number is the key. Before it was much more liberal that you could mouse over the rectangle thumbnail itself( and right click/hold), but now it is specific to the number below the thumbnail. I hope the programmers catch this and fix on the next update.
I don't see that. You don't have to right-click at all, just left click and drag a page. If you want to drag the current page, you have to click on the page number and then you can drag the page. When I right-click a page number or page, the context menu appears.
There seems to be an issue with the page magnification. When the whole page is not visible, there is an additional use for thumbnails to allow page scrolling. It's still possible to drag but harder. So zooming out until whole page is visible might make the process easier.