4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 16, 2017 6:57 PM by earleb

    Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - Attaching a PDF file to PDF document

    earleb Level 1

      I am not having any success in adding an existing PDF file to a PDF document. Please provide step-by-step instructions on how to complete this process. I have been provided with a few initial steps including; 1. Open the Attachments panel on the left side of the window (it has an icon of a paperclip), and then just drop the file into the panel and save the PDF. 2. Please advise how I locate the 2 files, and then the steps to “drop” them into that panel, and to save them. 3. Proceed with the steps to add them to my document. I am new to this program and I ask that you please use simple steps. Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - Attaching a PDF file to PDF document
          Karl Heinz Kremer Adobe Community Professional

          As far as locating the documents goes, this is something you need to do using the tools that your operating system provides (MS Windows Explorer or Mac OS X Finder). You then navigate using this tool to the files in question, and start to drag them using the standard drag&drop procedures - again provided by your operating system.

           

          If you don't see the attachments pane, you will have to click on the paperclip button:

           

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          Once the attachments pane is displayed, you have two different ways to add your attachments.

           

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          You can either drag&drop into the attachments area, or you can click on the "Add" button (the paperclip with the + sign).

           

          Again, you will need to know where the files you want to attach are located on your computer.

           

          If you cannot even see the paperclip tool on the left, you will have to expand the navigation panes area:

           

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          You will see a gray bar along the left edge of the Acrobat window with a little triangle indicating that it can be expanded. Click anywhere in that narrow gray area and the buttons should become visible.

          • 2. Re: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - Attaching a PDF file to PDF document
            earleb Level 1

            Hello Karl, So far so good. Now, please help me to add these 2 files to page 2 of my document. Thanks for your initial steps. Earle

            • 3. Re: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - Attaching a PDF file to PDF document
              Karl Heinz Kremer Adobe Community Professional

              There are two different ways to add attachments to a PDF document. So far we've discussed generic attachments - attachments that do not have any representation on a specific page - they are only accessible via the attachments panel on the left side.

               

              If you want to add attachment annotations, which are represented by e.g. a paperclip on a specific page, you will have to use the "Comment" feature (either via the right hand pane, or the "Tools" section):

               

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              Once the comment toolbar is displayed, you need to select the attachment tool, which in turn allows you to attach either a file or an audio clip:

               

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              Now you select the file and click on where you want the icon to appear on your page. You can select from different icons, the paperclip is the default:

               

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              • 4. Re: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - Attaching a PDF file to PDF document
                earleb Level 1

                Hello Karl, Your instructions were clear, concise and right on the mark. Excellent work. Cheers, Earle