Lesson 5 Combining Files in PDF Portfolios
About PDF Portfolios
In Acrobat 9, you can assemble multiple ﬁles into an integrated PDF Portfolio.
You can combine ﬁles of diﬀerent formats, created in diﬀerent applications,
without converting them to PDF. For example, you could assemble all the docu-
ments for a speciﬁc project, including text documents, email messages, spread-
sheets, CAD drawings, and PowerPoint presentations. 周e original ﬁles retain their
individual identities, but are still part of the PDF Portfolio ﬁle. Each component ﬁle
can be opened, read, edited, and formatted without aﬀecting the other ﬁles in the
PDF Portfolios oﬀer several advantages over merging multiple ﬁles into an ordinary
You can add and remove component documents easily.
You can quickly preview component ﬁles without having to pause for Open or
Save dialog boxes.
You can edit individual ﬁles within the PDF Portfolio without aﬀecting the other
ﬁles. You can also edit non-PDF ﬁles in their native applications from within
a PDF Portfolio; any changes you make are saved to the ﬁle within the PDF
You can share the PDF Portfolio with others and be sure they receive all the
You can sort component ﬁles by categories that you can customize.
You can print one, all, or any combination of components in the PDF Portfolio.
You can search individual component documents or the entire PDF Portfolio,
including non-PDF component ﬁles.
You can add non-PDF ﬁles to an existing PDF Portfolio without converting them
周e source ﬁles of a PDF Portfolio are not changed when you create the PDF,
and changes you make to component ﬁles do not change the original ﬁles.
In this lesson, you’ll create a PDF Portfolio of documents for the board meeting of
a ﬁctitious beverage company. 周e PDF Portfolio will include a Microsoft Excel
spreadsheet, a Microsoft Word document, a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation,
and several PDF ﬁles. If you're using Acrobat Pro or Acrobat Pro Extended, you’ll
customize the PDF Portfolio with a header and an animated company logo.