Combining Multiple Illustrator Files Into One PDF

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Apr 11, 2022 Apr 11, 2022

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Hi,

I am trying to combine multiple Illustrator files into one pdf. This week I recently got a an M1 Macbook Pro, installed the same versions of Acrobat and Illustrator, but now I am unable to combine those Illustrator files into a single pdf. Prior to this I was using a 2019 iMac and would simply use the Create > Combine Files Into A Single PDF option and click the COMBINE button and I have new pdf. 

 

Last week this was not an issue, but now the only option it gives me is to create a Portfolio file.

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But this option does not fit our needs. All of our designers combine the multiple Illustrator files into a single booklet form for our editors to review and add comments. Is there a checkbox or file format I need to save as to enable this option again? 

 

Thanks for any insight to get us back on track!

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Comment review and collaborate PDF , Create PDFs , Edit and convert PDFs , General troubleshooting , How to , Print and prepress

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Apr 12, 2022 Apr 12, 2022

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Hi Neilsan13,

 

As I read that message, it does not mean that all of the files, rather one (or more), are preventing that issue.

 

Please try the following: take half of the files and see if you can combine them into a single PDF. If you can, take the other half and see if that works. If not, take half of them and see if you can, etc. My point is can you locate which file(s) are causing the problem. Then, you need to determine what it is about those files that are different than the others. 

 

If you are able to isolate the file(s), one thing you could try is to open them in Illustrator and do a "Save as…" and convert them into a PDF at that point. Now see if they will combine into a single PDF.

 

Please let us know what happens. Good luck!

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Apr 12, 2022 Apr 12, 2022

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Hi there

 

++ Adding to the suggestion by gary_sc

 

Please check if any of the illustrator files is secured by a password or signed. If yes, please try to remove that file and check if that works.

 

Regards

Amal

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