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    Even though Foxit Reader is by far my favorite, I still find myself needing to install other products to do the above, namely, add a print job to an existing file. Nitro Reader for example allows adding a print job to the beginning or the end of a file if an existing one is selected. This is extremely useful, I cannot imagine anyone not squealing in delight with this feature in hand. Are you going to ever add it to Foxit Reader? I'd love to get rid of all my other PDF tools and just enjoy Foxit all the time. Please do consider.

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    knoor56

    The mentioned "append or prepend to an existing file" is actually included in Foxit PhantomPDF software. In Foxit PhantomPDF program, we could open one PDF file, then go to "Organize"->"Insert"->"From File" then choose where in the existing file to insert. Foxit PhantomPDF is free to try out for 14 days, you may download it from Foxit website and give it a try at your convenience:
    https://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/

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    • #3
      Disagree- the mentioned feature on other programs is available without having to save an extra pdf to insert/append. For instance if I print a Sales tax return and save the file, when I get to the confirmation page and go to the print dialog I choose “append to existing pdf,” choose the file I just printed, and it adds the confirmation to the file. I don’t have to creat a second file and then insert or merge the files, then delete the file I don’t need. Take that time 1000 clients and countless other situations and it’s a huge time saver. We purchased the full version of phantompdf for our whole company over a year ago and this is the one feature that is still brought up that is missing. I finally told them to download a free printer from another vendor to accomplish it.

      Originally posted by cherry View Post
      knoor56

      The mentioned "append or prepend to an existing file" is actually included in Foxit PhantomPDF software. In Foxit PhantomPDF program, we could open one PDF file, then go to "Organize"->"Insert"->"From File" then choose where in the existing file to insert. Foxit PhantomPDF is free to try out for 14 days, you may download it from Foxit website and give it a try at your convenience:
      https://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/

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      • #4
        Lucasvdw ,Thanks for describing your needs in details. According to your request,I have submitted the suggestion "Support to append PDF Document when Printing like Nitro does" as new feature request to our internal feature system for our product marketing's reference with suggestion ID#PHANTOM-3196. Any further questions or concerns,please contact us any time.

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        • #5
          This x 100! Lucasvdw has it right, Nitro makes it super easy to append. When printing to the PDF driver, in the print dialog you just select the existing PDF file to which you want to append and the dialog gives you the option of appending or overwriting on the fly - with options where to put the appended page(s) within the new document. PhantomPDF's append seems to be built on the Print Job option - but it's an option that's selected in the Preferences, so it's either always on or always off. So if it's turned on, Print Job is invoked by default even if I only want to print a single page, adding unnecessary steps to that task. And if it's turned off, as Lucasvdw say, you have to print two (or more) individual files, then merge or insert them. Again, unnecessary steps.

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          • #6
            Yoofer

            I've updated your comments as suggestion to Suggestion ID#PHANTOM-3196 for PM team's processing reference as well. Thank you.

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