Combine separate odd and even PDF files in Mac

Sometimes it is necessary to combine two PDF files one with only even pages and one with only odd pages. Mac Automator can do this task very easily. Just make your PDF files ready and follow the following steps:

Open Automator

Automator is shipped with any Mac. It has many awesome feature that can save your precious time at many occasions. For this task, first open Automator either from application launchpad or from spotlight light search or from application folder.

Automator Start

Create new workflow

There are various options when you first open automator, choose workflow. It will let you to a blank window with lots of tasks on right hand side of the frame.
Find a task to “Combine PDF pages”. You can also use search option on the top of the task list. Drag the task on the blank space on right hand side. To stack multiple PDF just choose “Appending Pages”. In this case we are shuffling two files together, so choose “Shuffling Pages”.

Automator initial screen
Automator initial screen
Drag your PDF files on Automator

Now its time to choose the pdf files you are shuffling together. Drag both the files on top of the previously dragged task. So that when you run the complete workflow, the automator will read those files and then perform the PDF shuffling task.

Automator PDF combine
Automator PDF combine
Run the Automator and Get the result

On the top right corner of Automator, you will find a play button. This will run the whole workflow process, i.e. get the PDF files and combine them together. You will find the output PDF in the “result tab” at the bottom of “Combine PDF pages” task.

Automator PDF Combine Result
Automator PDF Combine Result

Save you output file somewhere and enjoy!