How to save certain pages of a PDF file.
Want to pick and choose which pages to keep and which to lose? Learn how to save just certain pages of a PDF file.
Need to learn how to save certain pages of a PDF file for yourself or to send to colleagues? Some documents just get too long. If you have a multi-page PDF and want to keep only a few specific pages, saving certain pages is a great way to reduce file clutter while keeping only the essential information.
Why save individual PDF pages?
PDFs can be as large as books and contain a wealth of important information. If you need the information from just one or a few pages of a large document, it makes sense to learn how to save specific content from a PDF. That way, you can avoid having to comb through lots of pages each time you want to access the content that’s relevant to you.
Can I choose where I save individual PDF pages?
With all of the options for how to save individual pages of a PDF that are listed later in this article, you can choose where to store them. Whether you’re printing to PDF or extracting pages, you can specify where your PDF pages should be saved.
If you’re printing to PDF, the save location will depend on your preference settings in your PDF editor. Usually, it’s automatically saved in My Documents. To change the location where your PDF pages save, go to your preferences and set your desired location.
If you’re extracting one or more PDF pages, the option for where to save your file will be presented in the dialog box when you choose to download the new PDF file.
Options for how to save certain pages of a PDF.
Saving certain pages of a PDF file can also save you time in the long run. If you want to know how to save individual PDF pages from a larger document, you have a few options. Option 1 allows you to use your PDF editor’s print-to-PDF feature and select pages in the printer settings. Option 2 explains how to use an online tool to extract certain pages from a PDF. Finally, Option 3 illustrates how to save only one page of a PDF. Read on to learn more.
Option 1 — save individual PDF pages using Print.
You can learn how to save certain pages of a PDF in Print settings. Simply follow these steps:
- In your PDF viewer, like the Acrobat Reader app, go to File > Print — as if you were going to send the document to a printer.
- Then, instead of choosing a printer, select Print to PDF (or a similar option). The document will save to your device as a PDF.
- In the printer settings, choose the page range you want to save and click Print.
Your computer will save only the pages you choose as a PDF, effectively removing the information you don’t want.
Option 2 — save individual PDF pages by extracting them.
You can extract specific pages from a finished PDF by using an online PDF editor like Acrobat Adobe online services.
To extract PDF pages online, follow these simple steps:
- Use any browser to navigate to the Acrobat online services extract PDF pages tool.
- Upload the PDF from which you want to extract pages.
- Select the pages you want to extract to create a new PDF file.
- Press Extract.
- Download the new PDF file.
The new PDF will contain only the pages you selected. Just rename the file, and you have a simplified PDF without all that extra information you don’t need.
Option 3 — save only one page of a PDF.
If you’re looking at a larger PDF document, you might actually find that there’s just one page of the PDF that you want. Fortunately, you’ll find that learning how to save only one page of a PDF is simple since the steps are the same as when you save individual PDF pages.
To not only save PDFs as individual pages but as only one page, follow these steps:
- Use your browser to navigate to the Acrobat extract PDF pages tool.
- Upload the PDF from which you want to extract one page.
- Select the page you want to extract to create a new PDF file.
- Press Extract.
- Download the new PDF file.
If you prefer the print-to-PDF option, you can also save just one page of a PDF by only listing one page in the page range when you’re printing to PDF.
Learn how to save one page of a PDF in more detail.
If I save individual pages of PDF files, can I combine them?
After learning how to save certain pages of a PDF, you might want to learn how to recombine them later. Combining PDF pages can help you store and share documents more efficiently. Fortunately, combining PDF pages isn’t hard. These resources can help:
- Merge PDF files on a Mac.
- Merge PDF files using Windows 10.
- Learn how to split and merge PDFs or use our tool to merge PDFs.
Discover what more you can do with Acrobat online services to make managing and editing PDFs a breeze.