Enabling PDF Merge

 Administrators can enable the option to allow users to combine multiple PDFs together.

  • For this FileCloud uses a document converter server
  • This feature is available in FileCloud version 14.0 and later

To enable PDF Merge:

Administrators can use a Java-based service called FileCloud Document Converter to:

  • Enable thumbs for all Microsoft Office documents (DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XSL, XSLX)
  • Enable thumbs for Adobe documents (AI, PDF, PSD)
  • Enable thumbs for TIFF images
  • Interface with LibreOffice for document preview generation
  • Add watermarks to all previews generated in FileCloud

For this FileCloud uses a java program based on Apache's PDFBox.  Document converter also will use LibreOffice libraries to convert documents to PDF.

If you have not already done so, Install Document Converter.

To enable the ability to combine for PDFs:

  1. Open a browser and log in to the Admin Portal.
  2. From the left navigation pane, under SETTINGS click Settings.
  3. On the Manage Settings screen, select the Misc. tab
  4. Select the Preview sub-tab.
  5. Next to Enable Document Converter, select the checkbox.
  6. Next to Show Combine PDF, select the checkbox.

Now when users select multiple PDF files from the user UI, an additional option for combining PDFs will appear. Selecting this will result in a popup containing merged PDFs.