Packaging Files into one PDF

You can assemble a group of related files into a PDF package, making them easier to send and share. PDF files can be placed directly into a package; files with other formats will be converted to PDF and added. The package file, the container PDF of the assembled documents, can be generated from the first element of the file list or from a predefined template. This template or file is also called a Cover Page or Cover Sheet.

A custom cover sheet might contain information about the content of the package, the purpose of the collection or other information about the package creation or on viewing and unpacking it.


The benefits of PDF packages:

  • a PDF package can be created from a wide variety of file types

  • you can organize related files for easier viewing and printing

  • you can send multiple files conveniently by e-mail.

In PDF Professional you can start packaging in the following ways:

  • From PDF Create Assistant: Start PDF Create Assistant from the Start Menu. See further details below how to group files into a PDF package.

  • From mailing applications. See details in Creating a Package from Outlook Items.


To group files into a PDF package

  1. Build up a file list in the PDF Create Assistant using the PDF Converter add Packaging Files into one PDF Add button or drag-and-drop files into the list area.

  2. In the PDF Converter assemble Packaging Files into one PDF Assemble selection box, choose Package files into one PDF document.

  3. Click Options to choose which cover page to use: a Create Assistant template or the first listed file.

  4. Select a profile and saving options as required.

  5. Click PDF Converter go Packaging Files into one PDF to create a PDF package. If the file list contains only PDF files, these will be transmitted into a PDF package. If the file list contains files of different file types, PDF files will be created and transmitted into the package.


To add security to a package, select PDF Converter button securedelivery Packaging Files into one PDF Secure Delivery in the File toolbar, select an envelope, include the package file with other attachments and specify encryption and signature protection.

See Handling Packages for details on opening, processing and unpacking PDF packages.

PDF Professional 7 also lets you create portfolios. These are similar to packages, but the collected files retain their original file types and can be arranged in a folder structure. Managing portfolios is done through a modern Flash-based interface. Packages can be placed into portfolios.


Packaging Files into one PDF