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6 Easiest Ways to Separate PDF on Windows & Mac

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There are numerous tools available on the internet to separate PDF pages; you can easily do it by downloading free, paid or online applications. The separation of a PDF file is surprisingly easy using the highly rated Wondershare PDF element which is regarded as the best desktop application for this task. The following are the various PDF tools which can separate pages on Windows and Mac.

Part 13 Easiest Ways to Separate PDF Pages on Windows

Method 1: Separate PDF on Windows with the Best PDF Tool

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There are many ways to separate PDF pages. However, the best desktop tool for this purpose is Wondershare PDFelement . It only takes a few clicks to separate a PDF file. By following the instructions given below you can easily do it.

Wondershare PDFelement is the best tool for this purpose due to an all encompassing features it has over others. Take advantage of it now and you use it to separate PDF pages.

Step 1: Donwload and Install PDFelement

To obtain this high-quality PDF editor, download and install PDFelement. Installation will be finished within minutes and you are ready to work with this program.

Step 2: Separate PDF Pages by Splitting Function

The program would be activated automatically after installation. Open the PDF files which are expected to be separated in PDFelement, click the "Split" button under the "Page" menu, select the way you prefer to separate the pages. Done! Separated pages are there as you need.

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Method 2: Separate PDF pages with Google Chrome

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It is surprisingly easy to separate a PDF file using Google Chrome. But first of all you must make sure the PDF viewer plug-in is enabled.

Step 1: You can open a PDF file on chrome by just dragging the PDF file in to the chrome window. The PDF file will open in a chrome window; you will see that the PDF tool bar will appear in the right bottom corner.

Step 2: Click on the Print option, you will see the option to save the PDF file. Now save the PDF file, you will see an option to select pages in the form of a Radio button. On checking the radio button, you can select only the pages you want in the output PDF file.

Step 3: Enter the number of pages individually you want in the PDF file and click on save file to create the new PDF file.

Method 3: Use Free Web Tools to Separate a PDF File

separate pdf pages free

If you don’t want to install any additional software to separate a PDF file you can just search for online PDF separating tool on the internet. There are many website which performs such operations.

Step 1: Visit a website you can just drag and drop the PDF file you wish to separate. The file will be uploaded and then you look for various options to customize the output file.

Step 2: You must be able to see a Split or separate button, click on it after you have finalized the selection of pages. Within a few seconds your PDF file will be ready for download.

Heads-up:Better not separate highly-sensitive PDF pages. Some websites may ask for an email address to send the download link. You can download the PDF file generated.

Part 23 Easiest Ways to Separate PDF Pages on Mac

Method 1: Separate PDF pages on Mac with Wondershare PDFelement for Mac

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Wondershare PDFelement for Mac is reputable with its useful features, separating PDF pages is among one of them. Guide for how to separate PDF pages is listed steo by step as below.

Key Features:

  • Professional user design to facilitate your learning-curve.
  • Smooth editing and converting functions to save your time and optimize your workflow.
  • Support sharing in Dropbox and e-mail.

Step 1: Go the "Pages" Menu on the right Tools Pane.

Click the "Split" button on the "Page" bar in the manipulative pages sub menu.

Step 2: Separate PDF File

A split document prompt will pop up for you to do the settings. Do the settings and customize as you want it to appear. You have the option to separate document by number of pages, odd or even pages. You can also customize the page; enter page number and page range.

Step 3: Save the Output File

Click the "Save As" from "File" to save the settings you make on the PDF file.

Method 2: Separate PDF pages with Preview

Split and Merge PDF Preview

The Mac Preview has a lot of functions. To start separating large PDF files, you just need to open the PDF file in Mac Preview. And turn on the thumbnail option which can be found somewhere around the left corner of the window. Select the pages you want to separate from the thumbnails and drop it anywhere you want. The new PDF file will be created on a location where you have dropped it. This is how to separate PDF pages in Preview.

Method 3: Separate PDF pages with Skim on Mac

 Separate PDF by Skim on Mac

Skim is a free PDF application which is designed for Mac and you can also use Skim to separate a PDF file on Mac. Firstly, open Skim and locate the PDF file you want to separate. You will see the ‘View’ menu which has many options; select ‘Show’, where you can see the split PDF function. Now, click on it and input the pages you want to separate as a new PDF file. Select the output folder where you want to save the separated PDF files. It takes only a few steps and can be used as an alternative to the top PDF separating tools.

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Published: Jan 23,2016 13:22 pm / Updated: Apr 18,2017 17:39 pm

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