I have a document numbered 1 - 100. I have a second pdf that is also numbered 1 - 100. I'm trying to merge the 2 PDF files into one, but to keep them in the same sequence. So page 1 from document 1 will be followed by pg 1 from document 2. When I try to merge the file currently, it simply drops in the 2nd document at the end or beginning. I can manually insert them, but this is a test for a larger project.
Would appreciate any suggestions.
Automatically combining two files in that way is not within the feature set of Acrobat.
Maybe it can be scripted. I can move this question to the Acrobat scripting forum for you so that you can get a definitive answer.
I would just use Bridge to rename the files: 001_A through 100_A, and 001_B through 100_B.
Import using Create > Combine Files into Single PDF.
In Combine windows, view as list and sort by name (by clicking on name field).
Combine and done.
If you want 001_A, then 001B, the 002_A, followed by 002_B, wouldn’t you need to also do a split pages on each PDF after the initial rename to create two 100-page PDFs before continuing with combining the 200 pages and sorting them by name?
Yes--I misread the question and thought they were already separate PDF pages. However, when I tested it, I simply used Acrobat to extract every page as a single page PDF. It only adds an extra minute or so to the process.
It’s a clever idea, David — I thought it might be an accidental omission!