Adding Input files

The Input section specifies the input files, page ranges, and Table of Contents entry text to appear in the appended document.

To add input files, in the Input pane

  1. Click Add File
    > The Select a PDF file dialog box opens.
  2. Browse to the PDF file you want to add.
  3. Click Add

You can also drag files onto the input pane.

To add an entire folder of PDF files

  1. Click Add Folder
    > The Select a folder dialog box opens.
  2. Browse to the folder which contains the PDF files you want to add.
  3. Click OK
  4. Drag files up or down to reorder them, if needed.

Specify page ranges

By default, AppendPDF DE includes all pages of a file. To specify page ranges:

  1. Locate the row of the file you want to change.
  2. Click on the cell in that row in the column labeled SP (Start Page).
    > The Start Page cell becomes editable.
  3. Type the page number of the start of the range you would like to include.
  4. Click on the cell in that row in the column labeled EP (End Page).
    > The End Page cell becomes editable.
  5. Type the page number of the end of the range you would like to include.
  6. Press Enter or click out of the cell.

Removing a file from the input list

To remove a file from the input list, and from the append operation:

  1. Click on the filename to select the file.
  2. Click Remove.
    > You are prompted to confirm.
  3. Click Yes to confirm.
    > The file is removed from the list.

Select Input Files Tips

Adding files

  • Full, OS – specific paths must be used in all cases. AppendPDF DE will automatically use the correctly formatted, full path when you add files. If you use a pre-existing XML parameter file, make sure it specifies full path names. See Working with Parameter Files for more information.
  • Drag files onto the AppendPDF DE Input pane.
  • Reorder files by dragging them up or down to the appropriate place on the list.

Page ranges

  • By default, the entire file will be appended.
  • You can specify multiple page ranges by specifying the same file repeatedly. For each instance, specify one of the required ranges.
  • To specify one page, make the value of Start Page and End Page are the same.
  • You can specify the last page of a document using “-1”. This is especially helpful if the number of pages in a document may change.