How to Extract PDF Pages on Mac and Windows


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Many people meet the problem of extracting pages when dealing with a PDF document file. Generally, PDF documents page extraction would be an easy task, but not when dealing with a large PDF file. It is not easy to extract a certain amount of pages. But here, you are lucky that you will find ways to extract pages from PDF, either on Mac or on Windows.

Part 1. How to Extract Pages from PDF on Mac (macOS 10.15 Catalina Included)

With PDFelement (or PDFelement for Mac), extracting pages from PDF on Mac will be very easy. This program allows you to extract any page from your PDF file. It comes with user-friendly interface so you would be able to set the parameters easily. Also you can extract and save the pages individually or combined in one PDF file.

Before a Mac user can start the steps on how to extract a page from a PDF, it is highly advisable for the person to check the settings of the file since there are some authors who do not permit any form of extraction. This is can be done by editing the security setting of the PDF file.

Here is the step-by-step procedure on how to extract pages from PDF on Mac OS X, including the latest macOS 10.15 Catalina.

Step 1. Open PDF File with the Mac PDF Editor

Run the program and open the document you want to extract the pages from. To do so, you can click the "Open File" button on the bottom left corner of the interface.

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Step 2. Start Extracting Pages from PDF

Go to the "Page" menu and select "Extract" from the submenu. Alternatively, you can also click the "Extract" button on the toolbar.

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Step 3. Specify the Pages Wanted for Extraction

By clicking the Extracted Pages button, a pop-up window will appear where you can extract a single page or a page range for multiple pages. After you have established your preferences, just click on the "Extract" button to finalize the action. It only takes a few seconds but as soon as the pages are extracted, they would by default be automatically launched as a new PDF file and you can begin working on that one.

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Part 2. How to Extract Pages from PDF on Windows (Windows 10 Included)

For Windows user, to extract page from a PDF can be as easy as above Mac method with the help of PDFelement for Windows version. This useful Windows PDF Editor allows you to extract PDF file pages in various ranges. You can just extract the current page or set a page range for extraction. If needed, you can also pick out pages you want and extract pages from PDF on your Windows PC.

Below are the simple steps for extracting pages from pdf. Have a look.

Step 1. Import PDF File into the Windows PDF Editor

After you have successfully downloaded and installed the program on your PC, you can then click the "Open Files" button to load your PDF file from your local computer.

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Step 2. Start to Extract Pages from PDF

Now, click the "Page" tab and select the "Extract" option to activate the window for extracting settings. You can check the "Page range" and input the pages you need. If everything has been confirmed, click "OK" to start to extract PDF pages. After the extraction is completed, click the "Save" tab and select a local folder to save your PDF file.

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Part 3. Why choose PDFelement to Extract Pages from PDF

PDFelement (or PDFelement for Mac) is a powerful PDF editor that will make your works with PDF documents easily. This PDF editor provides your multiple PDF editing tools to edit texts, images, links and pages in PDF files with ease. Advanced OCR feature also allows you to convert and edit scanned PDF files just in a few simple steps.

Why Choose This PDF Extraction:

  • Extract data from PDF files with ease.
  • Easily edit PDF texts, graphics, images, links, watermarks, etc.
  • Convert PDF to images, Word, Excel, PPT, EPUB and more formats.
  • Create PDF from other formats and create PDF forms easily.
  • Combine multiple files into PDF and split PDF into several files.
  • Add watermark, signature and password to PDF.

Ivan Cook

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