Learning How to Save One Page of a PDF

PDFs are everywhere in business and education. They are viewable across all operating systems and can be embedded with logos and pictures that display perfectly every time. But sometimes, you don’t want to send or present an entire document.



Perhaps you want to extract one page of a long book in PDF form for a presentation or get approval from a client for a picture change on a magazine cover. It’s speedier and takes up less space to send a single page. So, what tools and tips do you need to save just one page of a PDF?

What you’ll learn.

Quick list: How to Save a Single Page of a PDF.

Follow these steps to learn how to save only one page of a PDF.

  1. Where to start. Open Adobe Acrobat online, where you can organise your PDF documents in many ways. In your Tools menu at the top of the Acrobat window, select ‘Organise Pages’.
  2. Selecting your page. Select the page you want to save as a single PDF by selecting it and then hit ‘Extract’.
  3. Wrapping up. The page you have selected will appear as a separate document.


In detail: How to Save Just One Page of a PDF Step by Step.

  1. Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat online. You can view and select particular pages by clicking Organise Pages. As you can see, this PDF has multiple pages, but let’s say we want to select page 10 and save it as a single PDF document.
Multiple pages in a PDF

2. Click ‘Extract pages’ in the menu at the top of the document. Hovering over this icon will reveal the
    hidden command.

Selecting a single page in PDF ready to extract


Then select page 10 by ticking the box in the top left-hand corner. The border of the box will turn blue to show that you have chosen it and the Extract button at the top of the window will also turn blue, meaning that you can execute the command. If the button hasn’t turned blue, you haven’t selected a page.  



3. Now you are ready to extract your single page PDF: your page is selected and the Extract button is
    blue, not grey. Hit Extract.


A PDF page selected in the Adobe Acrobat online tool

4. If your original document is large, you may be asked to wait while your single page is extracted. Then
    page 10 will appear in its own window as a single page. From here, you can download page 10 using
    the Download button on the top right, then save the document and rename it - whatever you want
    to do with it. 


Well done: you have successfully created your first single-page PDF. 


As you master this tool, you will discover that you can also make different page selections and save them - every other page, for example, a cover and contents or just advertisement pages.

Benefits of Saving Only One Page of a PDF.


  • Sharing. If you’re a student and have found a nugget of information buried in a long PDF textbook, you could share it with a friend and save them doing all the hard work you did to find it. 

  • Presentations. Putting the right PDF page in your presentation can make your slideshow stand out and entertain and inform your audience. 

  • Saving Space. If you received a large file for your work or studies. Saving one PDF page can help you to save space and time to focus on the most important information.




How do you merge PDFs?


In many ways, merging or combining PDFs is the opposite of extracting. Perhaps you want to combine all the single pages you have removed from longer documents into one easy-to-handle document of your favourite pages. Once again, the Organise Pages section of Acrobat online is your friend. You can use this to merge PDFs.


How to Add a Page to PDF File.


Adding a page to a PDF is simple with Adobe. Click Select a File to pick the PDF you want to lengthen. Once the file has uploaded, sign into your account. You will see a thumbnail view of the pages in the document. Select the point at which you wish to insert the new page. Doing this will present you with the option to select the PDF page you wish to add. Select Save to keep your changes. 


How to rotate a PDF page.


It’s easy to rotate PDF pages in Acrobat Online Tool. Open the programme before selecting the PDF. Choose the Organise Pages tool. Next, choose the pages that you wish to rotate. You can rotate multiple pages by holding the shift button and selecting your pages. Then, rotate the pages either clockwise or anticlockwise. When you’ve finished rotating, select Save to keep the changes you’ve made before deciding the folder in which you want to place it.


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