Split a document

You can split a large document into a set of smaller ones according to criteria you select; or extract defined pages from a PDF. In both cases, the original PDF document is left unchanged. The unit of splitting is a page, so no split point can be specified anywhere inside a page. When you split a document by page numbers, the specified pages become the first pages of the new documents. When you split by text or bookmarks, the page containing the text or bookmark becomes the first page of the new document.

Splitting or extracting cannot be performed on single-page documents. You can do splitting or extracting from the current document or a chosen one.

Another splitting criterion is file size. Specify the maximum number of megabytes permitted for each split file.

To split a document:

  1. Select Home > Tools > Split.

    The Split Document dialog box appears.

  2. Specify a multi-page document you would like to split:
    • Select Current Document to use the active one.

    • Select Selected Document. Click Browse and browse to the document in the Open dialog box.

  3. In the Split Mode section, select one of the split modes and make any necessary settings. For detail, see Split Document dialog box.
  4. Click OK. The Select Folder dialog box is displayed.
  5. Browse to a folder for saving the resulting PDF files or create a new folder.

Tip Use the same procedure to extract pages to a single file according to the selected method.