How to Extract From PDF Files in These Easy Steps


Did you know that in 2018 over 19 billion PDF files were opened by over 338 million unique users? If you are also jumping on the PDF bandwagon and want to get the most out of working with PDFs, you are in the right place. 

Keep reading to learn how to extract from PDF files easily. 

  1. Pages Tool

First, you want to open the “organize pages” tool which you can access via the shortcut found in the right pane. You can also access it from the “tools center” that you can find on the top left. 

Then select the file that you want to open. When the “Open” dialog box appears, select the file you want to save and click “open.” 

  1. Extraction Time

In the top menu click on the “Extract” option and then select the pages that you want to extract. You have the choice of either selecting a set of specific pages or selecting a single page. 

If you want to extract pages that are not consecutive, click one of the pages you want to extract and then hold either the Cmd or Ctrl key and click any page individually that you want to extract into a new PDF document. If you want to extract pages that are next to each other, click on the first page that you want to extract and hold the Shift key while you click on the last page that you want to extract and it will highlight the entire set of consecutive pages. 

Once you have the pages selected click the blue “Extract” button and it will create a new PDF file with all of the pages you highlighted. 

  1. Save Your PDF

Once the PDF of all of the extracted pages opens up in a new tab click “file” then “save” or “file” then “save as.” Type in whatever you want to call the file if you want to change the name and also choose the location of where you want the new file saved. 

For example, you can use vb net pdf when saving your new file. 

When Do You Want to Extract?

One of the main reasons that you want to learn how to extract PDF pages to create a new PDF document is when you really do not have to send an entire file to someone. Instead of emailing a file with multiple pages to another person you can pick and choose the pages that you need them to read over. 

This will make it easier for you to explain what you are sending and it will save the other person time because they won’t have to sit there looking for the specific pages to read.

Ready to Extract From PDF Files?

Now that you know the process of how to extract from PDF you can master this simple and very useful technique any time you are working with PDF files. If you find that you are frequently editing PDF files then you definitely want to know how to extract pages to help you make your job easier. 

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