How to Split a PDF

Splitting a PDF is an easy task, and you can do it in many ways.

In this post, we will see two simple ways in detail. Let's get started.

Split a PDF

​Which One Do You Prefer to Use for this task?

​Web Browser

You can use a web browser to do this task. Here is how you can use Chrome OR Firefox OR Edge to do this task:

Chrome

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    ​Open PDF you want to split in Chrome web browser.
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    Click on "Print" icon at the top (Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + P). Now, you can see the "Print" window.
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    Make sure you see "Save as PDF" beside "Destination." If not, click on the "Change" button. You can see a popup now. Select "Save as PDF" which you can find it under "Print Destinations" section.
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    Beside "Pages" option, you can see two options and the option "All" is selected, by default. Select the text field option which is under beneath "All."
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    Enter the page number(s) and ranges(s) you want. In this instance, I want pages 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10.
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    Hit the "Save" button and save the PDF.
Save button

Firefox

Here's how you can do this task in Firefox:

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    ​Open the PDF you prefer to split in Firefox.
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    Hit the "Print" icon at the top or press Ctrl + P.
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    Now, you can see the "Print" popup. Make sure you see "Microsoft Print to PDF" in the drop-down list beside "Name."
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    In the "Print range" section, select "Pages." Now, enter the page range you want (if you want a single page alone, input the page number in both the fields). The one disadvantage here is that you can input only one page number or range.
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    Click "OK" and then save the PDF.
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Edge

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    ​Open the PDF in Microsoft Edge.
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    Click on "Print" icon at the top or press Ctrl + P.
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    In the "Print" popup, make sure you see "Microsoft Print to PDF" in the drop-down list under "Printer."
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    Under "Pages," you can see a drop-down list. Open it and choose "Page range." In the text field below "Range," enter the page number(s) and range(s) you want.
Preferred page number and ranges provided
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    Hit the "Print" button and then save the PDF.

PDF Reader

You can do this task with a PDF reader. Here is how you can do this task using Foxit Reader OR Adobe Acrobat Reader DC:

Foxit Reader

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    ​Install and open Foxit Reader.
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    Open the PDF that you wish to split.
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    Hit Ctrl + P, and you can see the "Print" popup.
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    Make sure you see "Microsoft Print to PDF" in the drop-down list beside "Name."
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    In the "Print Range" section, select "Pages." In the text field beside "Pages," enter the page number(s) and range(s) you want.
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    Play with the other options if you wish.
Print popup with preferred page number and ranges
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    ​Click the "OK" button and then save the PDF.

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

​If you are an Acrobat Reader DC user, you can do this task via these steps:

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    ​Open the PDF you want to split in Acrobat Reader DC.
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    Press Ctrl + P, and you can see "Print" popup.
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    Make sure the drop-down list beside "Printer" has "Microsoft Print to PDF."
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    In the "Pages to Print" section, select the option "Pages." Now, enter the page number(s) and Range(s) you want.
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    Play with other options if you wish.
Preferred page ranges provided in Print popup
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    ​Hit the "Print" button and then save the PDF.

Note:

The "Microsoft Print to PDF" option is only available in Windows 10.

If your device has other Windows OS, then you need to install CutePDF Writer in your PC. Select "CutePDF Writer" from the drop-down list in the "Print" popup, and except that, the rest is the same as the above steps.

CutePDF Writer is selected in the drop-down list beneath Printer

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