How to split PDF files in Linux into multiple pages.

A woman in an office uses Adobe Acrobat online services to split PDF pages into separate files in Linux.

Splice and dice your PDF in any operating system, from Linux to Windows, with this online tool.

Are you working in a long PDF document and only want to extract a few pages for edits from your Windows or Linux system? Trying to reorder your PDF pages? Simply want to remove some sheets? Big, cumbersome documents can make rearranging pages feel like a major hurdle. With the Adobe Acrobat online PDF splitting tool, however, you can quickly and easily reorder pages, make changes to, and share your PDFs with colleagues across any operating system, whether it’s Linux, Windows, or macOS.

Steps to split a PDF using Linux.

PDFs can be shared, opened, and edited on any computer, across any operating system — be it Windows, macOS, or Linux. But did you know they can also be split and extracted on any operating system, too?

The Acrobat online PDF splitting tool makes extracting pages from PDFs with Linux quick, simple, and collaborative. You don’t need to download anything — you can access it for free in your favorite internet browser.

Follow these simple steps to use the Acrobat online PDF splitting tool with Linux:

  1. Go to Adobe online services and open the Acrobat online PDF splitting tool.
  2. Choose a file to upload or drag and drop.
  3. Select your divider lines to set up the page ranges you want to split or extract.
  4. Save. Acrobat will save each split file — you’ll need to choose your saving location.
  5. Download and share, and enjoy all the time you saved.

How to split a PDF using Linux command line.

If you are working from the Linux command line and would like to split a PDF into multiple files, you can do so using Ghostscript. Ghostscript is a set of software that allows you to read and convert PDF files. To split a PDF in Linux with Ghostscript, simply follow these steps:

  1. Install Ghostscript with the command sudo apt install ghostscript.
  2. To split a PDF from one page to another, in in.pdf, write output to out.pdf, using this command: [Text Wrapping Break ]gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -dSAFER -dFirstPage=(the page number you choose) -dLastPage=(the page number you choose) -sOutputFile=out.pdf in.pdf

Remember that by default, -dFirstPage is the first page and -dLastPage is the last page number on the PDF file.

Do more with your PDFs.

Now you know how to split a PDF into multiple files and extract pages from a PDF using Linux.

Discover what more you can do with Acrobat and Acrobat online services to easily edit, compress, share, send, and fill PDFs between any and all operating systems.