Basic PDF tool

Split and merge PDF files with this no-frills program.

Unlike with text documents, combining multiple PDF files is more than a matter of just copying and pasting. Fortunately, you don't have to drop a big chunk of change on Adobe Acrobat to be able to merge or split PDF files. Arduo PDF Merger is a simple program that can handle basic splitting and merging tasks. It's not the most sophisticated program we've ever seen, but it works fine for what it is.

The program's interface is plain and intuitive, with commonsense buttons for adding and removing files. To merge PDF files, users simply select the documents--and you must browse to them within the program, there's no dragging and dropping--arrange them in the desired order, and process them. Users can also split each PDF into individual pages and arrange the pages as desired. The split pages can then either be merged into a new document or exported to a folder to be used individually. That's pretty much the extent of what Arduo PDF Merger does; it's not heavy on features, and is by no means a comprehensive PDF editor. The program loses points for not having a Help file; although it's pretty easy to figure out, we always like to see some documentation. Overall, Arduo PDF Merger is a good choice for users who need an easy way to merge and split PDF files, but be aware that it's a pretty no-frills program.

Arduo PDF Merger installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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