Merge a Batch Documents

Batch merge documents allows you to merge any of the Supported File Types to a single PDF. This batch process functions exactly the same as Merging/Converting multiple files to PDF.


How to Merge/Convert a Batch of Files to PDFs

  1. On the toolbar bar go to the Batch Tab > Document > Merge
  2. Set the options for the batch process. Additional details for each of the settings are available below.
    • Using the File List select the files that need to be processed
    • Set the destination settings for the processed batch files
    • If needed, set any open passwords to be attempted when processing files
  3. Once all of the settings are complete, click on Start... to begin the batch process.


Batch Merge/Convert Settings

New Page

Page Size - Allows you to select a page size from a list of predefined standard document sizes.

  • Portrait: sets the selected page orientation size to portrait
  • Landscape: sets the selected page size orientation to landscape

Note: Portrait and Landscape options are not available when selecting a "Custom" media size

Units - Select the measurement unit for the crop margins in either Inches, Points, Centimeters, or Millimeters

Width - Width of the page in the units selected

Height - Height of the page in the units selected

Keep Proportional - When checked keeps the width and height values in sync

Current Page

Center - When checked this option will center the original page content in the new page size

Scale to Fit - Resizes the page content to best fit the new page size

Fit to Crop Page - Sets the crop box equal to the media box


Add a bookmark for each merged document - This will create a separate bookmark for each merged file added to the document

Set page labels based on original file name - When set, creates page labels for every page using the following format "[document file name]_[page number]"

File List

Add Files - Displays a file chooser to add individual files to the list.

Add Folder - Displays a file chooser that adds the contents of a directory to the list.

Set Default Batch Directory - When checked, all files from the default batch directory will be added to the File List each time a batch dialog is opened.

Include Subfolders - When checked, will include any supported file types found within sub folder of the chosen default batch directory.

- Removes the selected file(s) from the list.

- Moves the selected file(s) up the list.

- Moves the selected file(s) down the list.

- Moves the selected file(s) to the top of the list.

- Moves the selected file(s) to the bottom of the list.


Open New Merged Document - After the merge is complete the new file will be displayed in Xodo PDF Studio

Save As - This option allows you to set a destination for the newly created merged file. You can type the destination manually or click on the "..." button to open a file chooser to set the destination for the newly created file

Passwords to try when opening documents

To set a password click in the password field or on the Edit button. Then enter the password you want to be used. Do this for up to four passwords to try on password protected PDFs during the batch process. Only PDF files with passwords are supported.

Note: The passwords entered here will only be used for this batch process and will not be stored anywhere else. Passwords will have to be entered for each new batch process.