Do you have a PDF you want to split or extract pages from on your Mac?
Back in 2010, I wrote a post about how to split a PDF on Mac OS X. I suggested two ways: dragging pages out of the PDF in Preview, or using Automator.
Eddie over at Practically Efficient has an even easier way that I can’t believe I didn’t think of.
First, you want to make sure that the Sidebar is exposed so that you can see all of the pages of your PDF. Click the sidebar button on the left and choose Thumbnails.
Then in the Sidebar, select the pages that you want to extract.
If the pages are continuous, you can click on the first page you want to extract, hold down Shift, and then click on the last one. Or you can hold down the Command key and choose the pages you want to select.
When you have your pages selected, hit ⌘-C or go to Edit > Copy to copy them to the clipboard.
Next, hit ⌘-N or go to File > New From Clipboard.
Voilà. You now have a new PDF document just with the pages that you had selected. Great tip!