How to delete pages from a PDF using a Chromebook — a simple tutorial.

A woman sitting on a sofa uses a Chromebook to delete pages from a PDF.

For a project of any size, it’s a snap to delete pages you don’t need in your PDF with the help of Acrobat online.

Say you have a PDF that lists collectibles for sale, with one collectible described on each page. As customers purchase, you need to remove the sold items from the PDF. Or you have a business report PDF, but certain charts or graphs are no longer relevant.

There are a few ways you can delete PDF pages when you’re working on a Chromebook. This article explains how to do it with Adobe Acrobat and with Adobe Acrobat online services, which you can access for free in your favorite browser.

Benefits of deleting pages from a PDF on your Chromebook

You may not necessarily need all the pages in your selected PDF. Say you want to print an article from a website page, but the end is just advertisements. You may only want to select a few pages. Maybe you want to share a report with a coworker, but they only need information from two of the five pages. You can opt to delete them to save time. One way to do this is with the Adobe Acrobat app.

Reduce duplicate content on your PDF pages.

To reduce duplicate content on your PDF pages, you can use Acrobat.

  1. Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat.
  2. Choose Plug-Ins > Split Documents > Find and Delete Duplicate Pages.
  3. Select “Compare only page text (ignore visual appearance of the pages).”

To avoid this problem in the future, check out the AutoSplit plugin app, which lets you create predefined settings to prevent content duplication. Under the Find and Delete Duplicate Pages tab, you can choose the level of page length and text differences.

Removing sensitive information from a PDF file.

Before distributing, you may want to search your document for sensitive information.

Using Acrobat Pro, you can redact sensitive content.

  1. Select Tools > Redact.
  2. In the Edit menu, choose Redact Text & Images.
  3. Select the text or image in your PDF, right-click, and select Redact.
  4. Choose the text or image in a PDF, and choose Redact in the floating context menu.
  5. Choose items you wish to remove by double-clicking to select a word or image or dragging to select a block of text, line, or area.
    • To apply multiple code entries to one redaction, right-click a redaction mark and select an option.
  6. Click Apply in the secondary toolbar to remove items. You can also save the document and click Apply & Save.
  7. Select if you want to Sanitize and Remove Hidden Information by choosing the toggle button under Apply Redactions.
  8. Save your document.

Follow these steps to delete pages from a PDF on a Chromebook.

Be sure you know where your file is located, whether on your Chromebook or in a cloud-based service. Go to the Delete PDF Pages function, and then you can begin.

  1. Click the blue “Select a file” button to navigate to your PDF, or drag and drop it into the drop zone.
  2. Once the file uploads, sign in to a service such as Adobe, Apple, or Google.
  3. Select the page thumbnails you need to delete.
  4. Click the trash icon in the top toolbar. Or you can simply click the trash icon for each page as you go along.
  5. Click Save and rename the file.
  6. Download the file or share with others via a link or email.

How to delete a downloaded PDF file from your Chromebook.

If you need to delete the entire PDF file, you can do that from your Chromebook within seconds.

  1. Go to the Files app on your Chromebook.
  2. Search for the folder where your PDFs are located that you wish to delete under My Files.
  3. Choose a file or press and hold Control to choose multiple files by clicking them one at a time.
  4. Choose Delete.

Now your file is up to date and ready to go.

Take a moment to discover all the resources and helpful tools like the edit PDF tool available from Acrobat online services.