The alternate mix module can take two ore more PDF files and merge them taking pages alternately from each input file, in straight or reverse order. The perfect match for your single-sided scans
Download and install
Download the PDFsam Basic package for your operating system from the download page and install itDownload PDFsam Basic
Select PDF files
Drag and drop the PDF files you want to mix or click
Add to add files. Tell PDFsam Basic to take pages in reverse order by selecting
Reverse and set how many pages PDFsam Basic should take from one file before it switches to the next one by changing the value in the
You can mix only part of the selected PDF files, double click on the
Page ranges cell and specify the pages or page ranges you want to mix. Pages can be specified in the form of comma separated page ranges like 2-13,17 if you want pages from 2 to 13 and page 17. You can use the syntax 20- if you want pages from page 20 to the end of the file.
Encrypted PDF files show a icon on their left. You can merge them clicking on the lock icon and supplying the unlock password.
Choose the location of the resulting PDF files.
Customize file names
Special keywords can be used as placeholders in the output file names and be replaced with dynamic values during the execution. An example can be
[FILENUMBER] to add an increasing counter value to the file name or
[TIMESTAMP] to add the current timestamp to the file name. Right click on the field to find all the available keywords.
Mix PDF files
Once all the options are properly set, click
Run to start the execution. If no error occurs, the progress bar will grow until it is fully colored and a friendly ding sound will tell you that your PDF files are ready.