Adobe Reader 8

About PDF packages

A PDF package converts multiple files—which can be in different formats and created in different applications—and assembles them into an integrated PDF unit. The original files retain their individual identities, but are still part of the one PDF package file. Each component file can be opened, read, edited, and formatted independently of the other component files in the PDF package.

There are some advantages to working with files combined in a PDF package:

Viewing
The component files do not open in separate windows, so you can quickly flip through them and make changes without having to pause for the Open or Save dialog boxes.

Sorting
The component PDFs in a PDF packages are listed under an assortment of categories that you can add to, delete, hide, and customize. Then, you simply click the category name to sort the list.

Printing
The Print command on the File menu includes commands for printing the currently open document, all the documents in the PDF package, or multiple component documents selected in the PDF package list.

Searching
The Advanced Search window includes options for searching the currently open document, all the documents in the PDF package, or multiple component documents selected in the PDF package list.