When getting your paperwork together to apply for a nursing job, you might find the need to combine all your separate documents into one. This not only will your help you organise and group your paperwork but it will also make building your uPaged profile a breeze.


On mobile devices, there are several free apps you can use to take photos of your documents and combine pages. Find these apps by typing in "scanner" or "combine PDF" in your App store.


Mac


FIRST, to combine documents, they will need to be in a PDF format. If you have taken a screenshot or photo (see tips on how to do this here: https://bit.ly/2XDsd4j) of your document, they will be saved as a jpg or image file.


Simply convert your files into a PDF by selecting File on the title bar (very top left of your screen) then Export as PDF


Combine two PDFs



  1. Open a PDF in Preview.
  2. Choose View > Thumbnails to show page thumbnails in the sidebar.
  3. To indicate where to insert the other document, select a page thumbnail. 
  4. Choose Edit > Insert > Page from File* select the PDF that you want to add, then click Open. 
  5. To save, choose File > Export as PDF.

*If the Page from File selection is dimmed, make sure that the file you have opened is in PDF format. Some encrypted PDF documents can't be merged. To check the permissions of the PDF, choose Tools > Show Inspector, then click the Lock symbol


 


Combine part of a PDF with another PDF



  1. Open the PDFs that you want to combine in Preview
  2. In each document, choose View > Thumbnails to show page thumbnails in the sidebar
  3. Press and hold the Command key, select the page thumbnails that you want to add to the other document, then let go of Command.
  4. Drag the selected thumbnails into the sidebar of the other PDF, then release where you want them to appear. If your Mac has macOS Sierra or earlier (see here: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201260), drag the thumbnails directly onto a thumbnail in the other PDF.
  5. To save, choose File > Export as PDF. Save your PDF and upload to your profile 


Rotate, delete and reorder pages



  1. Open a PDF in Preview.
  2. Choose View > Thumbnails to show page thumbnails in the sidebar.
  • Rotate a page: Select a page thumbnail, then choose Tools > Rotate Left or Rotate Right.
  • Delete a page: Select a page thumbnail, then choose Edit > Delete.
  • Reorder pages: Drag a page thumbnail to a new location in the sidebar.

     3. Save your PDF and upload to your profile 




 


Learn more



Learn how to mark up PDFs and edit photos in Preview here: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201740 


 


PC/Windows


  1. Select File > Save as > File Format > PDF or Select File > Print > Export as PDF
  2. Windows requires Adobe Acrobat to combine PDFs, you can download a free trial here: https://adobe.ly/3gCcbzg  


 


How to combine and merge your files into one PDF



  1. Open Acrobat DC
  2. Open the Tools tab and select Combine Files
    • Add files: Click Add Files and select the files you want to include in your PDF. You can merge PDFs or a mix of PDF documents and other files.
    • Arrange and delete content: Click, drag, and drop to reorder files or press Delete to remove any content you don't want.
    • Combine files: When you're finished arranging, click Combine Files

  3. Save as a PDF file: Name your file and click the Save button. That's it. Upload your document to your profile.