How to batch convert multiple files to PDFs.

A woman working from home uses a laptop to batch convert multiple files to PDFs.

It can be a chore to convert multiple files to PDFs one by one. This guide teaches you how to use batch conversion to get the job done quicker.

Whether you’re a student or a professional, without a doubt you regularly convert documents into PDFs for easy sharing. But converting and sharing files one by one is time-consuming, not to mention dull. Luckily, you can batch convert files to PDFs to save valuable time.

Learn how to convert files to PDFs in convenient batches with Adobe Acrobat.

How to batch convert a PDF

If you’re looking to share several files in one PDF, the Merge PDFs tool comes in handy.

A woman working from home uses a laptop to batch convert multiple files to PDFs.

  1. Open your favorite web browser and navigate to Acrobat.
  2. Select Combine Files.
  3. Drag and drop your files into the conversion frame. You can also locate your files manually
  4. Highlight the files you want to combine and select Save.
  5. Download your converted and merged PDF file.

Batch convert files to separate PDFs.

You may want to convert several files at one time but save them separately. This can be useful if you’re converting files to PDFs so that their format remains stable and printable — no matter which device you’re using. Other reasons to convert files to PDFs include having a professional layout, saving space, or increasing security measures. Fortunately, converting files or even image files to separate PDFs with Adobe Acrobat Pro is just as easy as merging them.

Here’s how you can batch convert multiple files or images to their own separate PDF files.

  1. Open Adobe Acrobat Pro. Check your conversion settings to make sure they match what you want for your batch.
  2. Choose File > Create > Create Multiple PDF Files.
  3. Choose Add Files and then use the dropdown menu at the top of the window to indicate if you’ll be choosing files or folders. Select your files or folders.
  4. Click OK, then fill out the Output Options dialog box and click OK again.

Once the converter has finished, you have fresh PDF files to continue to work with and edit using Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Optimize your PDFs further.

If you’re looking for a free service and you only need to convert one file to a PDF, you can use the Convert to PDF tool with Acrobat online services. Acrobat online services offer many free PDF tools. You can compress your PDFs into more manageable file sizes, reorder the PDF pages, add text and comments, and even convert images to PDF for safe keeping.

For more powerful PDF tools, such as batch conversion and unlimited PDF editing and creation, explore what Adobe Acrobat can do for your PDF needs today.