Video: Use Preview To Extract Pages From And Split A PDF

Video: Use Preview To Extract Pages From And Split A PDF

SplitThis video about splitting a PDF with Preview is part of a series of quick videos on paperless tips and topics. View more in the series here.

If you have a Mac, you may not realize that you already have a way to extract pages from a PDF and split it up.

The Preview application (what you get when you double-click on a PDF or an image) that is built in to Mac OS X is surprisingly capable.

This tip is completely ripped off from Eddie Smith over at Practically Efficient, and while I have posted about it before, many people prefer video so here you go.

View the video below, or click here to watch it on YouTube. If you are able to, I recommend that you watch it with HD turned on.

(Photo by Orin Zebest)

About the Author

Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

Leave a Reply 3 comments

Danny Mannus - April 17, 2016 Reply

Thanks too Brooks, I never thought much about Preview, but now I am going to have a longer look.

Richard Duncan - April 16, 2016 Reply

Thanks Brooks, a nice simple way to take out a page or pages. Very handy when I’m doing genealogy. Love, Dad

    James - December 6, 2016 Reply

    Does this not work anymore? I was so excited! I can’t get it to work.

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