whteverkat

Batch convert PNG to PDF/combine files?

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Part of the reason I purchased PDFelement (Pro) was to help me process a large number of PNG files into a single PDF document. Based on the features description and even one How-To I found, I thought this was possible, but when I try to "combine files" and add my PNG files, PDFelement gives me a Failure notice for all of my files. It's possible for me to open each PNG file individually and then it's indeed opened as a PDF file, but this solution isn't really workable when I have 100s of PNGs I want to form into a single PDF. Is there some option/step that I am missing? Is there a way to do this from the command line as a batch process? (I'm running Windows 10, but I'm pretty comfortable with command line processes).

 

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Hi Whteverkat,

 

After opening the program, please click the Combine PDF box, then you can select multiple PNG files to load in the new window. Click the Next button, it will combine all your PNG files you load in the window into a single PDF file. In case you still get any error message, please make a screenshot to show me the error you get for further check. 

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Thank you Daphne. I was taking a screenshot of the error I was getting and decided to move the file folder up to the Documents level so the individual files were more easily viewable. Once I copied the exactly same folder full of files that were erroring out of a Documents subdirectory into the general Documents folder, PDFelement happily converts the files. Do you know if there is a name length limit or something odd about folder recognition that might be causing this weird error that is location-dependent?

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Hi Whteverkat,

 

Whether your folder name contains any symbol, such as * # & ? Or whether your folder name is too long? If it contains some symbol, then it may be affected to recognize it. You can let us know your folder name and the location path to check.

 

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Hi Jeff,

 

It is also the same to use the Combine PDF box if you want to combine multiple PDF files to one PDF file only. After opening the program, please click the Combine PDF box to load your multiple PDF files in it to combine directly.

 

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I have tried that multiple times.  When I add files, it tells me that 1 files fails to be loaded

If I open the same file that it fails to be loaded to view or edit, it works fine

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Hi Jeff,

 

Please check whether the path of this failed file is too complicated? You can save this failed PDF file in your desktop, then load this file from the desktop into our program to try again. In case it still fails, please make a screenshot to show us the error message you get for further check.

 

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I changed the path and it gave me the same error

I then copied the files to add to my desktop and it worked.

Why can it open a file to edit from a network drive, but not to combine files?

 

I can make this work, but it is a pain in the ass and shouldn't work that way

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Hi Jeff,

 

Could you please confirm what kind of network drive do you have when you fail to load the PDF file for combination?

 

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