“We are looking for tool, or combination of tools. I want to merge two PDF files that partially share a file name; for example “543451.pdf and 543451_auto_ABC.pdf”. It could work in two ways: 1) the tool checks for some combination of numbers or 2) the tool checks for the first six characters of each filename. Maybe you can help me find a solution?”
With our PDF Combine tool users can combine all sorts of different page types. By specifying the criteria you’d like PDF Combine to look for, you’ll be able to merge pages based on common name parts, shared folders, and more.
How to Combine Several Pages that Share a Common Name Part
Here is the step-by-step instruction:
- Launch PDF Combine and locate the folder(s) containing the .pdf files you’d like to combine.
- Then add a check mark beside each file in the FileName frame that you want to include.
- Once you’ve added a check to each of the files that you want to work with, click Combine to PDF in the upper left-hand corner.
- This takes you to the options window where you’ll see Set Destination opened by default. Now you’ll need to click both the Combine and Combine by common name part buttons. (Here you can choose to keep original folder structure or specify a new folder name).
- Next, click on Range in the left-hand column. This will display the Range window in which you can select the range you want to analyze for grouping files (i.e. the first 6 characters). Here you can choose to analyze all file names, or, analyze part of the file name by specifying which character to start from, and which to end with.
P.S. There is also a Pro version that combines PDF as well as DOC, TXT, RTF, HTML, TIFF, JPEG, XLS files into one PDF.
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