How to combine or merge files

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Multiple Word, Excel, or text files may be combined reasonably effortlessly and without incurring any additional fees.
For the particular type of file you’re attempting to combine, follow the instructions below.

How to merge Microsoft Word files

You may combine Word documents within Microsoft Word itself.
Open the first file in Microsoft Word and proceed as directed by your Word version to complete this task. The processes vary because the Office ribbon and file menu have undergone modifications.

Word 2007 or later versions

  1. Pick the Text from file option from the Insert tab on the Word ribbon by clicking the down arrow next to the Object.
  2. Click Insert after choosing the file you want to incorporate into the current document.
    The content and other information from the document will eventually be combined with an existing document.
    If you wish to combine many files, repeat these procedures as often as you like.

Holding down Ctrl while picking each file you wish to combine will allow you to choose several files if you have numerous files you want to integrate at once.

Word 2003 or older versions

  1. Choose the Compare and Merge Documents option in Word by clicking Tools in the top menu.
  2. Locate the file you wish to combine.
    You can choose to combine two documents into one new document or add the selected document to the open document.
    By clicking the arrow adjacent to the merge button and choosing the desired merge option, you can choose a merge option.
    The files are finally combined.

If you want to combine many files at once, select them all while holding down Ctrl and doing so for each file you wish to combine.

How to merge Microsoft Excel files

It is preferable to first save Microsoft Excel files as CSV files before merging them.

  1. Open Excel files and select File > Save As from the menu bar.
    Choose CSV (comma-separated) (*.csv) from the Save as type drop-down list.
  2. Put all the CSV files in the same folder after doing this for each Excel file you wish to integrate.
    Put them simply in a folder at the top of the D: disk, like d:csvfiles.
  3. Run the Windows command prompt and navigate to the folder containing the CSV files.
    Make verify all the files are present by typing dir to view the folder’s contents.
  4. To create a new CSV file called mynewfile.csv from all of the CSV files in the folder, use the following command: copy *.csv mynewfile.csv
  5. Open the newly created CSV file in Excel after making it, then save it as an Excel file.

How to merge text files in the Windows command line

Place all of the text files you wish to combine in a single folder.

  1. Put them in a folder at the top of the D: drive, such as d:textfiles for convenience, and make sure the folder only includes the text files you intend to combine.
  2. You might wish to make sure each text file has a blank line or at least one carriage return by pressing Enter before combining them.
  3. Run the Windows command prompt and navigate to the folder containing the files.
    Make verify all the files are present by typing dir to view the folder’s contents.

How to create a single file from two files

To combine two text files into one new file or replace an existing file, type the following command.

copy first.txt + second.txt newfile.txt

The aforementioned program would create a new file called newfile.txt using the contents of the existing files first.txt and second.txt.

How to create a single file from all text files

To create a new file called newfile.txt from every TXT file in the current directory, enter the command below.

copy *.txt newfile.txt

The text file has been combined into one and you can open it right now.

Merge a file in the Linux command line

Using the merge command or the paste command, Linux users may combine many files into a single one.

Merge PDF files

Additionally, PDF files can be combined.
The full edition of Adobe Acrobat may be used for this, but it is a little more expensive.

Another choice is to use a free PDF merging tool you might find online.
The free tool PDF Split and Merge is among the best.
With only a few mouse clicks, you may combine two or more PDF files into a single PDF file with this online application.
Additionally, you may purchase and download the batch PDF merge version for around $30.

There are other online services that are free.
However, take caution if the PDF files include any private information.

MergePDF – Merge PDF is a free online tool for joining PDF files up to 30 MB in size.
PDFMerge – Another excellent free tool for combining PDF documents is PDF Merge.
Sejda – Sejda is a separate tool for merging PDF files up to 50 MB in size.