How to save one page of a PDF.

A woman saves and separates PDF pages in Adobe Acrobat.

Discover three easy methods for splitting PDF pages so you can keep your work flowing from anywhere.

The PDF format works wonders for organizing a lot of information in one convenient document. You’ll find these files everywhere, from newsletters and family recipes to contracts, resumes, research articles, employment forms, and much more. When working with this format, you may sometimes find that you only need a single page from a particular PDF.

Perhaps you’re sharing one recipe out of a recipe book, or you need to share just one financial document from within a PDF that contains other unrelated or private information. You may have merged PDFs and now need to unmerge them. If this is the case, you can simply extract certain pages or sections in just a few steps and save them as a new, more streamlined document.

Split a PDF quickly with an online tool.

One of the easiest ways to separate and save a single page in a PDF is to use a PDF splitter tool. Simply go to Adobe Acrobat online services from any web browser and follow these three simple steps to unmerge PDF:

  1. Drag and drop your file.
  2. Once it uploads, use the scissors tool to indicate which page you want to separate out.
  3. Click Continue. A new dialog box will appear.
  4. Confirm your selection on the dialog box. You can save the page in the same folder as your original file or in a new folder.
  5. Click Save.

In addition to separating a single page from the PDF, the splitter tool also allows you to separate PDFs into different sections of multiple pages — a useful capability for team collaborations at work. You can also view, mark up text, and more with all of the additional capabilities unique to Acrobat.

Separate pages with a PDF reader.

Another way to save a single page of a PDF is to use the PDF viewer built into your computer’s operating system. For macOS, that’s Preview. For Windows, it’s Microsoft Edge. Here’s how to save one page of a PDF with each of these operating systems.

Save one page with macOS:

  1. Open your PDF in Preview.
  2. Navigate to File > Print. A new dialog box will appear.
  3. Under Pages, select the page number you want to save separately.
  4. From the dropdown, change from PDF to Save as PDF.
  5. Choose your desired location for the new file and select Save.

Save one page with Windows:

  1. Open your PDF in Edge.
  2. Navigate to File > Print, then select "Microsoft Print to PDF."
  3. Under Page Range, select the page number you want to save separately.
  4. Click Print. A dialog box will appear.
  5. Choose your desired location for the new file and select Save.

Save one page of a PDF using Adobe Reader.

You can’t extract one page of a PDF using Adobe Reader, but you can capture a shot of that page to turn into a PDF document. You can use Reader across many devices, including cellular devices like Android and iPhone. Working with PDFs on your cell phone on the go can be a major advantage if you’re someone who travels frequently for work or likes to multitask while out and about.

Here’s how you can use Adobe Reader to capture a page of a PDF:

  1. Open your PDF in Adobe Reader.
  2. Select Select & Zoom and then Snapshot Tool from the Tools menu.
  3. To make sure that you get the whole page, select Zoom and then Fit to Page from the View menu.
  4. Copy and paste your snapshot into another tool and save it as a PDF later or use Acrobat online services to convert it to a PDF.

Once you have your single-page PDF, you can store it in your folders for safekeeping or share it with others — the small file size makes it easy to send, and the PDF format will preserve the integrity of the document's formatting and style.

Take a moment to explore everything you can do with Acrobat online services to make organizing and navigating digital files easier.