Can I Append or Prepend Files to Existing PDFs in Bluebeam® Revu®? (2018)

Summary

How to append or prepend an existing PDF when creating a file using the Bluebeam PDF printer or plugin.

Relevant Products

Bluebeam Revu
Microsoft®  Word® and Excel®
Internet Explorer®


With the Bluebeam printer or plugin, you can quickly add pages to the beginning or end of an existing PDF, instead of creating a second PDF and then using Insert Pages Insert Pages Icon or Combine PDFs Combine PDFs Icon. This is helpful when creating PDFs from different native applications, without having to run a batch process.

Types of Append Modes:

There are three types of append modes, which can be accessed in the Save As dialog from our supported plugins, or by printing to the Bluebeam PDF printer. The modes are as follows:

  • Overwrite: Replaces the existing PDF.
  • Prepend: Adds the new content to the beginning of the existing PDF.
  • Append: Adds the new content to the end of the existing PDF.

How to Append a PDF

You cannot append or prepend a PDF that is currently open in Revu or another program. If a message reports that the PDF is currently open, close the PDF and click Retry.
  1. Open a Word document.
  2. Go to BluebeamCreate PDF Bluebeam Create PDF Icon Blue and save the PDF.
  3. Next, open a spreadsheet in Excel and click the Create PDF Bluebeam Create PDF Icon Blue button.
  4. In the Save As dialog, select the name of the PDF that you just created in Word.
  5. From the Append Mode dropdown, select Append.
  6. Click Save. The new pages will be added to the end of the existing PDF file.

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