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Save Page Arrangement for Continuing PDF Drafts

Mar 18, 2013 10:55 AM

Tags: #mac #files #acrobat_x

I've just used Acrobat Pro to create a 50-page PDF (as a master print file for a book). I created the pdf from 50 individual jpeg files, using Acrobat's Combine Files into PDF feature.


But as I'm working on the book, every time I want to rearrange pages or add or subtract pages for a new draft, I have to drag-reorder the pages from scratch, with all the files in the Combine Files window once again in the original order. I lose the page arrangement when I quit Acrobat or even when I create a pdf.


I realize I can number the original files so they automatically appear in the correct order, but that's a poor solution -- renaming fifty files is not trivial, and it's also impossible to move one file around without renaming dozens of others. So that's not a good solution.


Is there a way to keep the arrangement of files so that it appears in Acrobat even after I've created a pdf, or after I've quit Acrobat?


Thanks for any help.

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    Mar 18, 2013 11:44 AM   in reply to krinkly2009

    Once you have assembled and saved the 50-page PDF file, the page order will not change when you close and re-open it.


    To move existing pages within the document, open the Pages navigation panel on the left side of the window, and drag the thumbnails around. To add a new page, use the tools menu on that panel, and to delete a page just click the thumbnail to select it, then press the delete button.

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