How to split pdf files?

The Split PDF tool enables extracting pages from PDF files. Each page range is delivered as a separate PDF file for downloading.

To use the tool and extract pages from your PDF file you need to take the following steps.

Uploading files to Split PDF

  1. Upload the PDF file whose pages are to be extracted.  There are a few ways you can go about this:
    1. Drag files into the browser for example from your Desktop, or Windows Explorer or Finder on Mac.
    2. Click "Browse" to open a file picker and select files from your computer.  You can select multiple files at once.
    3. Upload files from Google Drive or Dropbox by clicking on their respective icon in the upload area.  You will need to authenticate with the corresponding cloud service and then select the files from the interface that pops up.Specifying pages to be extracted
  2. Specify the page ranges to be extracted.  You can extract multiple page ranges at once into separate output files by using the "+" button to add more page ranges.

    Button to split pdfs

  3. Once the page ranges are specified, click "Split PDF" to go ahead and extract the pages.

You will then be redirected to the download page where you can download the resulting PDF files once it has been processed.  The file names refer to the original file name and the page range specified (origfile_from_to.PDF).  Simply click on Download to download each file.  Note that you need to be logged in with an account to be able to download files.  If you do not have an account, you can sign up for one and download your file right away.

Download table for splitpdf

Note that if you want to pass files between our services, e.g. if you want to combine pages together or convert to another format, then you can use our Workflows feature (Send to).  It also enables saving files into the cloud via Google Drive/Dropbox and emailing files.  See more in the related Workflows article.

Once you are done, you can click "PDF Tools" to navigate to another of our tools, or to go back to Split PDF to process another file, simply click the Split PDF link.  If there was something wrong and you need to change something, you can use the "Do over" button.  It brings you back to Split PDF but keeps all the uploaded file in tact, so you can change the page ranges to be extracted without starting from scratch.

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