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How to Separate PDF Pages Online

by Hung Nguyen

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Use Smallpdf to extract separate PDF pages into a new file, or delete pages from an existing PDF. Free to use online, no registration required.

Do you need to extract specific pages from a PDF into a brand new document? Or perhaps there is a blank page that you want to remove? Use Smallpdf's various tool to split a PDF or delete PDF pages - whatever you need to modify your PDF documents. Oh, we're free as well, if you're wondering.

How to Separate PDF Pages - Split Tool


One conventional method is to 'extract' selected pages into a brand new PDF document through the Smallpdf Split function. Follow the instructions below:

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How to separate PDF pages by splitting the file.

  1. Access the Split PDFs tool on our website and upload your file through our drag-and-drop interface.

  2. Decide if you wish to separate the pages in your document by choosing a range of sheets or to virtually cut the original document into many smaller, individual files of one-pagers.

  3. Click 'Split PDF!' to apply the separation of pages.

  4. Remember to download your document. We also will modify the name slightly so that the original file is saved and sound.

How to Separate PDF Pages - Delete Pages Tool


If you don't have that many pages to click or have a huge file that you do not wish to manually go through and highlight the pages that you want to extract with our PDF splitter, you can also remove the pages you do not need. For this option, the new Delete Pages is to the rescue.

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Deleting needless pages made easy.

  1. Go to the Delete Pages tool and upload your document.

  2. The number of pages will be shown on the preview screen, to make it easy manage pages that are to be deleted.

  3. Click the trash icon at the corner of a page thumbnail to delete individual pages.

  4. Click 'Apply Changes' to execute these changes.

  5. Download your document.

Is Smallpdf Free and Secure?


Yep, Smallpdf is free for you to use,up to twice per hour, for any of our 18 PDF tools.

All connections are secure to ensure the safety of your PDF, as you split the document. On top of that, we also delete every single document that is on our servers after one our of processing.

What Else Can Smallpdf Do?


Well, there's the Merge tool if you need to do the opposite, which is to put PDF files back together. We can also rotate pages if they are not in the correct orientation. And lastly, while you are on Smallpdf, you can also convert PDF documents into other formats, such as Word, PPT, Excel, and JPG.

If you wish to work on many PDF files at once, you can grab a Pro account for yourself, which will let you do just this, through our 'batch processing' function.

Requirements to Use Smallpdf


As a proud cloud platform, we aim to be as accessible as possible, for all you citizens of the internet. :)

You can use Smallpdf to solve the 'how to separate PDF pages' issue on any operating system, including Mac, Windows, and Linux. Furthermore, you can use any internet browser, including Chrome, Edge, Safari, and Firefox. Anything!

Even on mobile, you can directly go to your internet browser to access our website. If you cannot save the output files after the separation, save it straight to Dropbox or Google Drive!

The only thing that you do need is an internet connection.

Offline Processing


For those that work on the go, or are located remotely, i.e., Antarctica, we also have an offline Desktop app for you to separate pages from within a PDF, in the same manners. The offline app also has the upper hand because you will open the PDF file before the processing, which may make the preview work a bit easier.

We hope this helps to simplify your work with PDF documents. Here's to many more new features to come!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Content Marketing Manager @Smallpdf