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How to Extract Pages from PDF Effortlessly

You must have been stuck at some point when you have to email an important PDF file. However, due to the large size of a file, you cannot. Then, you are searching for ways to extract the required pages from PDF. In this way, you can send the pages you need so that it will not reach the file size limit.

This article will take you through different ways on how to extract pages from PDFs, along with the FAQs that can further simplify the process of extracting PDF pages.

Part 1. How to Extract Pages from PDF on Windows and Mac with UPDF

UPDF is a robust PDF management software that can help you extract the desired pages from PDF files. It covers everything from organizing to editing, reading, converting, and annotating PDF files effortlessly. Whether you are a large corporate organization that is required to send hundreds of documents a day or an individual working on your small-scale business, UPDF is the best choice for managing your PDF files. You can download UPDF via the below button and follow the below guide to extract pages from PDF.

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Steps to Extract Pages from PDF Files using UPDF Editor

Step 1: Open the PDF File

After launching the application, open the PDF you want to extract pages from by tapping on the "Open File" button or using the drag-and-drop feature.

From the left panel of UPDF, tap on the "Organize Pages" tool.

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Step 2: Select the Pages from the PDF

Now that your PDF is in the organizing mode, you can click to select the pages you want to extract.

Alternatively, you can click the "Select Pages" option and you can choose the odd, even, landscape, portrait, or all the page options available on the interface of UPDF.

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Step 3: Extract Pages from the PDF

After selecting the pages, you want to extract from the header of the UPDF, click on the "Extract" icon. Next, select the location to save the extracted PDF file on your computer. You can also name your extracted PDF before saving it.

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It is easy to extract pages from PDF with UPDF, isn't it? Why are you still hesitating? Download UPDF now and start to extra PDF pages.

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Video Guide on How to Extract PDF Pages from PDF

As mentioned before, UPDF covers everything for PDF editing and here are some of its key features.

Key Features of UPDF

AI Summarizer, Translator, Writer, and Rewriter

UPDF has an AI tool. With it, you can summarize long blogs, articles, meeting notes, and more. And its translating feature helps you understand any document in any language. If you want to write something, you only need to give one prompt and the AI will write for you.

PDF Converter

UPDF offers accurate conversion of PDF files into popular editable formats such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and CSV. Users can also convert PDF into the image format such as PNG, JPEG, GIF, and BMP. Furthermore, PDF files can also be transformed into Plain Text and Rich Text Format (RTF).

PDF Annotator

With the robust annotation feature, users can effortlessly add comments, highlight and underline important elements, and they can also add sticky notes to the PDF file. Users can also add shapes to highlight a whole paragraph or draw a chart of their own for their understanding.

Organize PDF Pages Swiftly

To organize and alter the order of pages on a PDF file, UPDF is the recommended tool. Besides organizing the PDF pages, users can also swap, delete and insert additional pages. It allows users to rotate the pages into landscape or portrait positions. You can also use it to take pages out of a PDF.

UPDF has many other features, you can download UPDF here and read this TechAdvisor review to check all the features it has.

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Part 2. How to Extract PDF Pages Online with iLovePDF

iLovePDF is an online tool that offers its users a one-stop solution to manage PDF files without the hassle of registration. iLovePDF extract pages by using its splitter tool and offer other features for PDF files as well. You can extract as low as one page to the extent of separating multiple pages from a PDF file in one go. After that, you can save and send your PDF file in a matter of seconds.

Step 1: You have to first search the iLovePDF split PDF tool online on a search engine such as Google. Upload the PDF file you want to extract pages from your device, Google Drive, or Dropbox.

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Step 2: After uploading the PDF file, click on the "Extract Pages" button and tap on "Select Pages" mode. Select the thumbnail of the pages you need to extract on the tool's interface.

Step 3: After selecting the pages, click on the "Split PDF" tab to initiate the process. You can save the extracted file on your computer as well as you can also upload it to the cloud.

Part 3. How to Extract Pages from PDF on Windows and Mac with Adobe

Adobe falls under the list of one most authentic and useful PDF editors available in the market. Of all the available versions of Adobe PDF editor; Adobe Acrobat offers the most salient features to its user. You can find features such as comparing the changes between two files to adding audio and video to your PDF. It also offers its users to extract pages from PDF using Adobe software. Follow the steps mentioned below to extract pages from PDF effortlessly:

Step 1: After launching Adobe Acrobat, click open the "Organize Pages" tab. You can access the tab from the header of the software "Tool", or you can directly choose it from the screen's right panel.

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Step 2: To upload the PDF file from which you want to extract pages, click on "Select a File", and from your computer, select the PDF. Once your PDF is selected, tap on "Open".

Step 3: After uploading the PDF file, select the "Extract" option from the top toolbar. At this step, select one page or multiple pages at a time by clicking on the first page while holding the Shift key till the last page. Make sure to check to mark the "Extract Pages as A Separate File" to extract a new file of selected pages.

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Step 4: As you have selected the pages and after assuring all the wanted changes of the extracted pages, click on the "Extract" button highlighted as blue to initiate the process of extracting selected pages as a new PDF file.

Step 5: After your extracted file is opened in a new tab, click on "File" and follow it up by clicking on "Save As". After that, rename the file and save it to the appropriate location on your device.

Part 4. How to Extract Pages from PDF on Linux with GUI

Linux offers users the freedom of choice as they can choose a GUI system, which offers a wide range of functionality options. GUI comes with premium PDF editor software that covers all the essential tools required to edit a PDF file. It includes setting the range of pages to the organization of PDF files, along with the feature to extract pages from a PDF file. On Linux, extract pages from PDF by following the below steps:

Step 1: Upload the file from which you want to extract pages on the PDF reader and click on the "Menu" button from the top toolbar.

Step 2: From the drop-down menu, click on the "Print" icon. You can also directly open this window using the shortcut keys "Ctrl + P" from your keyboard.

Step 3: From the window on your screen, tap on the "File" option. Next, rename the file to differentiate it from the main PDF file, along with the file's location selection. Also, select the format you want to save the extracted PDF file.

Step 4: Following this, select the range of the pages you want to extract from the given option. You can also manually type the range of the pages in the box, or you can select any page from the PDF by adding the page number according to the PDF reader and separating them by a comma.

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Step 5: After completing all the edits in the file, as discussed above, click on the "Print" button to save all of the edits in the file on the pre-selected location of your Linux device.

Part 5. FAQs about Extracting Pages from PDF

1. How Do I Take Pages out of a PDF?

You can take pages out of a PDF using the UPDF page extraction feature, which is an effective and convenient solution to save pages from PDF files.

2. Can I Save One Page from a PDF?

You can save and extract one page from a PDF using the UPDF tool.

3. How Do I Extract Multiple Pages from a PDF in Acrobat?

You can extract multiple pages from a PDF by selecting the PDF page thumbnail and then using the shift key to select all thumbnails from the start to the end. In this way, you can extract multiple pages at a time in Adobe Acrobat. However, we recommend to use UPDF, since it is more cost-effective than Adobe which only costs US$39.99 for same feature compared to US$239.88 of Adobe Acrobat.

4. How Do I Extract Pages from a PDF on Linux?

You can refer to the Part 5 to vividly understand the process of extracting pages from PDF on Linux.

5. Can You Extract Pages from a PDF in Adobe Reader?

No, you can't extract pages from a PDF in Adobe Reader. It is a paid feature and you need to upgrade to Adobe Acrobat DC to use this feature.


This article explored different methods and tools to extract pages from a PDF file. Although we discussed various methods and tools to extract pages from a PDF file, the best and most authentic tool among all of them is UPDF. With its user-friendly interface and a simple three-step process, users can easily extract pages from a PDF file without hassle. And it can do more than extract pages from PDFs. You can use its AI, PDF editing, PDF annotating, PDF compressing, and more features. Downladd UPDF to start extracting pages from PDF now.

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