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Ive searched all over the community and none of the responses work. I am using Adobe Acrobat DC and was forced to combine PDF's (with electronic signatures) to a portfolio vs single PDF file due to the security features. So now, I want to be able to print to PDF, all of the files within the portfolio. It is not allowing me to do this as it prompts me to save each portfolio individually, then I have to go back and combine them again in to a regular PDF in order to email it to someone as one file.
Surely, there is a solution to this time-consuming task...
While combining PDF files using Combine Files feature, as mentioned you were forced to create the PDF protfolio rather than a combined file.
Did you try to change the Option from following settings: Acrobat DC>Tools>Combine Files>Options>uncheck Save as PDF Portfolio
Also, why would you like to Print to PDF when its already a PDF file? If solution provided above doesn't work, then send us a few sample PDF if possible.
1. Extract all files contained in the PDF portfolio in a folder.
2. Use Acrobat Pro to combine all extracted files in a single PDF file.
It should take less than two minutes, counting wide.
In Acrobat DC Pro use File > Create > Combine Files into a Single PDF...
Then add the portfolio and combine the files.
I've developed a (paid-for) tool that allows you to do that with a single click, but it will only work if the files are not secured and can be merged as a single PDF. You can find it here: http://try67.blogspot.com/2018/05/convert-portfolio-pdf-to-normal-pdf.html
No, none of the above works cause no one is understanding what Im trying to say.
I did all of that. Because of the SECURITY FEATURES, it automatically makes you do what I said above.
You can't have it both ways. Either the files are not secured and can be merged, or they are secured and can't be merged as a single PDF.
You can remove the security, merge them and then apply a security policy to the merged file, though.
We are sorry for the delay in response. I hope you would be able to fix it by now.
If the issue still persists, please try the steps provided in the help article (https://helpx.adobe.com/in/acrobat/using/manipulating-deleting-renumbering-pdf-pages.html#extract_pa...) to extract the pages from the PDF file.
Let us know if you need more help
There is a way to do this which I am not sure is easier or not. I opened all of my secured/digitally signed files in the Chrome browser and clicked the print button on each of them. Instead of printing, I saved them as PDFs and then combined them.
@epberry - which is the equivalent of removing the security.
This was the only solution that worked! Painful but works. Thans epberry.
I have the exact same problem. We don't care about the security, we want to remove it but it was done by an employee who is no longer at our company so we have no clue what the password is. Did you find a solution that worked? HELP!
Adobe don't have a master key or back door to password protected files.