How to Separate PDF Pages and Save Them as Individual Files
We often need to break a PDF into parts – for instance, you may need to extract an image or a chart from a PDF document or just split large documents into smaller chunks for easier sharing. It’s generally preferable if the file can be processed fast and accurately. If you are new to splitting PDFs, it can be tricky to figure out which PDF splitter will work best for you.
Movavi provides both online and offline solutions to join or export pages from existing PDF files without risking loss of quality or data
Keep reading to learn how to divide PDF pages using Movavi PDF Editor or its lightweight online cousin PDFChef.
How to Separate Pages in the PDF Editor’s Pages Mode
Step 1. Acquire the Application
To start working with the PDF Editor, download and install the application.
Step 2. Set the Range of Pages to Be Extracted
Launch the app and click Open File to open the large PDF you need to break into two or more files. Click the Manage Pages button to activate the page management mode. For multiple consecutive pages, hold down the Shift key while clicking on the first and the last page. If you want to select a number of non-consecutive pages, click on each page you want to extract from the document while holding down the Ctrl key (Cmd if you're using a Mac).
Step 3. Save Pages as Separate PDFs
Click Extract on the right-hand side of the program window. Choose the folder in which you want to save the new files and enter the file names. Click Save. The tool will automatically create a single-page PDF file for each extracted page.
How to Extract Pages from a PDF Using the Preview Panel
If you want to export just one page from a PDF file, there is no need to use the page management mode. You can do it directly in the Preview panel.
Step 1. Download Movavi PDF Editor
Run the file you’ve downloaded and wait until the installation is complete.
Step 2. Open a File and Specify the Source Page
Start the program, click Open File, and specify the file from which to extract the page. Then, right-click on the required page and choose the Extract option from the context menu.
Step 3. Save the New File
Select the destination folder you want to save the new PDF file to, enter a name for the new file, and click Save.
How to Split a PDF into Multiple Images
If you want to know how to cut PDF pages into multiple BMP, JPG, or PNG images, this step is for you.
Step 1. Download the Program
Download, install, and activate Movavi PDF Editor on your computer.
Step 2. Specify the Pages for Extraction
Open the file you need to process in the PDF Editor, go to the Manage Pages mode, and select the pages as described above.
Step 3. Save PDF Document Images as Separate Files
Then, choose the Convert to JPG, PNG, BMP option from the right-hand menu. Choose the desired output format, locate the target folder for the images, enter a file name for the images, and hit Save. The PDF will be divided and saved as multiple image files.
How to Split PDFs Online with PDFChef
For those who prefer working online, we suggest PDFChef. PDFChef is a simplified web-based version of the PDF Editor which lets you split PDF files right in your browser without downloading any software. However, note that it supports only the PDF format, so you cannot extract individual pages as image files.
Step 1. Go to the Website
To split your PDF files online, first, browse to the PDFChef website using the link below. Click Split PDFs.
Step 2. Upload a File
To upload a PDF file for processing, click the Choose Files button or drag and drop a file into the workspace.
Step 3. Set the Page Range to Extract
Select the range of pages to be extracted using the mouse and the Ctrl or Shift keys.
Step 4. Save Pages as a New Separate File
PDFChef will automatically display the first and last page numbers of the range. Extract the selected pages to create a new PDF file using the Export button.
Now you know how to split PDF pages with no fuss! Just get Movavi's software and choose the section of the guide that works best for you.
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