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Monday, 16 September 2013

How to turn one PDF file with 10 pages in it into 10 files with one page in them

This is an aide-memoire post for me really but I hope you find it useful too. If you're on a Mac I think you can do this easily-peasily with the Preview tool but I'm currently on a PC at work and this is a method I've found that works.

How to Split a PDF Document by Page Without Adobe Acrobat, Using Google Chrome

It's an excellent and clear article on WikiHow with pictures and the instructions work perfectly - you need to use Google Chrome for this one obviously but I'm sure there are other options available.


  1. Yes, on a Mac you can open the PDF in Preview, and simply drag the thumbnails of the pages out of the sidebar into a folder. Each will become a one-page PDF. I sometimes do this to pull pages into Evernote as well.

    1. Goodness that's clever, I really need to learn how to use my Mac. It's still a source of bafflment to me ;)


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