Can’t find a reliable way to merge Word documents? Don’t worry; I have got your back.
In this article, I’ll show how to merge Word documents using the free tools by PDFBear. Also, I’ll cover why to merge word documents in the first place.
So without further ado, let’s get started.
Why Merge Word Documents
Learning how to merge Word documents can come in handy in a variety of scenarios - allow me to illustrate some:
Imagine you have a bunch of word documents related to your study, business, and other things all messed up in one place. By merging similar word docs, you can compile the same type of documents in one place and then access them easily.
For instance, you have multiple official documents of your office scattered inside different locations of your computer. Every time, you have to find each one of them. So instead of wasting more time, you can merge the documents altogether and access them whenever you want with a single click.
I can go on and on, but I believe you have got the point. By merging Word documents, you get the ability to access your similar scattered documents in an all-in-one Word file easily.
How to Merge Word Documents With PDFBear Tools
Now, I’ll show you how to merge Word documents using our free in-house tools.
For your ease, I have divided the guide into three parts. Make sure to follow them in order to get the most out of them.
Part 1 - Convert Word to PDF
Before you learn how to merge Word documents, we’ll first convert your Word docs to PDFs.
So, let’s get started:
Go to the official website of PDFBear, located at www.pdfbear.com. Then, click on the PDF Converter tool.
On the next screen, click on the blue Select Files… button.
Now, select your Word document and upload it.
Wait for the tool to prepare your Word document file.
Wait for PDFBear to upload your file.
Then, wait for PDFBear to convert your Word file to PDF document.
Click on the blue Download button.
Select the name of your new file and save it on your system.
Part 2 - Merge PDF/Word
In this part, I’ll show how you can merge Word documents you have converted to PDF in the previous section.
Go to the home page of PDFBear and scroll down.
Next, select the Merge PDF tool to merge Word documents.
Click on the blue Select Files… button.
Now, select all the Word files you have converted to PDF for merging them together.
Wait for PDFBear to read your files.
Now, you’ll see two options, Merge files and Merge pages.
The first option lets you arrange and combine entires PDFs in any way you like. The second option lets you select, arrange and combine individual pages of PDFs.
I’ll show you guys both options, starting with the Merge pages option. Note that the Merge pages is part of the PRO version - that’s paid.
Note: Want to skip to the Merge files option? Go to step no 14 straight away.
Select one option and click on the blue CHOOSE OPTION button. I’m selecting the Merge pages option.
You’ll see the preview of all the pages included in your files.
To move a page, long-press on it - I’m choosing the second page.
Then, drag it to your desired position. I’m moving the second page to the third position.
Once you are one the desired location, drop it.
You have successfully moved a page to a new position.
To go to the File mode, click on File mode located on the top left side of your screen just below the menu tray.
You’ll land on the File mode.
If you are using the free version of PDFBear, you’ll not be able to upload more than two files at a time.
So, what if you have to merge more than one Word document? You can upload files one by one.
Click on the three-dot circle icon located on the top left side of the menu tray.
Then, select File on the black-box window.
Select My Device.
Click on the Open From Device option.
Now, select the Word file you have converted to PDF and upload it.
As I have already uploaded the required files, I won’t be uploading more files.
In File mode, you can arrange the order of PDFs altogether instead of their individual pages.
To do that, long-press the PDF preview.
Then, drag and drop it in a new position you desire.
Once you are done making the changes, click on the blue MERGE PDF to merge Word documents.
Wait for PDFBear to convert and merge your documents.
Lastly, click on the blue Download button to save your newly generated merged PDF file.
Part 3 - Convert PDF to Word
Finally, we’ll convert the merged PDF files to Word documents in this part.
Go to www.pdfbear.com and select the PDF to Word tool.
Next, click on the blue Select Files… button.
Select the PDF file you have downloaded in the previous part and upload it.
Next, you’ll see two options - Convert to Word and Convert to Word with OCR.
Convert to Word translate your PDF pages into Word-type images. Convert to Word with OCR transform your pages into editable Word documents.
If you don’t have access to the PDFBear PRO version, you’ll have to stick with the free Convert to Word option.
Select an option and click on the blue CHOOSE button to continue.
PDFBear will start preparing your file for conversion.
After that, PDFBear will start converting your PDF file to Word.
Lastly, click on the blue Download button to save your file.
Although the tutorial was a bit long, I made sure to cover every single thing related to merging Word documents. This makes the article your all-in-one stop shop on how to merge Word documents.
At PDFBear, we love making your PDFing experience simple and easy. From conversion to editing and e-Signing, we have a variety of free-to-use tools on our PDF hub. Also, we offer a PRO version that comes with PRO features like bulk processing, cloud storage, and more.
So, until next time, happy PDFing.
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