Got a questions about size. My original file is 8.5 x 11 inches, portrait. When I save it as a jpeg it adds .25 inches. So, when I combine a file as a pdf, the properties are 8.75 x 11.25. Any ideas as to why this is happening. This did not happen previously. I do have margins and bleeds, but if I save it directly as a pdf then we are fine. The properties of a direct to pdf is fine. The size is correct. This only happens when we save a file as a jpeg, recently. We have been able to do this before without this issue.
It sounds like you are including the document bleed.