Three ways to split PDF pages easily

How many times did you receive a 50-page document, but you only need two pages?

Splitting PDFs into small chunks of relevant information can be beneficial. For example, you don’t need to read the 120-page annual report. You can split PDF to send financial reports to finance departments and marketing section to the marketing department.

How should you proceed if you ever want to extract pages from PDFs?

Adobe Acrobat allows you to do it, but you must pay. If you’re looking for a free option to split PDF, you’ve come to the right place.

This blog will look at 3 ways to split PDF for free.

Split PDF pages using Google Chrome

Google Chrome has a save as PDF option that can be used to split a PDF. Let’s see how.

Open the PDF on Google Chrome. Right, Click on your file. Select Open With > Google Chrome.

On the top right, Select the Print option. Under the Pages Section, Select Custom. Add the page numbers and range here.

Select Save to download the PDF.

This method is straightforward, intuitive, and easy to use. This requires no download. But you need to do this manually every time you download a document. 

Preview is a pre-installed software that can extract PDF pages in 4 steps.

  • Open the file with Preview. Right-click on the file and select Open With > Preview.
  • Select View > Thumbnails. You should see thumbnails of all pages on the left-hand side.
  • Select pages to extract by holding down Command or Shift key.
  • Drag the selected pages out of the application window. This will create a separate file with the selected PDF pages.

This method is straightforward and available only for Mac users. There is no way to automate it. 

The two methods shown are pretty manual. They require you to perform tasks repeatedly for every document you get. These might work for a person handling fewer documents.

But in business scenarios, where the number of documents is higher, such manual methods are inefficient. You need to automate it. Thankfully, platforms like Nanonets can automate document splitting and sort incoming files with no-code workflows.

Let’s see how.  

To automate PDF page extraction, you can opt for a document automation platform like Nanonets. Nanonets is an AI-based intelligent document processing platform where you can automatically create no-code workflows to extract pages from PDFs.

Let’s assume you have a document that contains an invoice, a purchase order, and other file types in one single document. How will you split them with Nanonets?

To use the document classifier, you must log in or create a free account on Nanonets.

Step 1: Document upload

The document is automatically uploaded via email, Google drive, outlook, or API integration.

Automatically upload documents on Nanonets

Step 2: Splitting the document

On Nanonets, you can set up automated workflows to split the document. The document is uploaded on the platform. This model sorts and splits PDFs automatically. The type of document is shown under type detected.

Step 3: Further actions

You can perform further actions on these documents. You can store them automatically in databases and perform OCR on them or run rule-based workflows on them.

Screenshot showing routing acting based on type of file

You can set up a document workflow automation in 15 minutes with Nanonets.

Why Nanonets?

Nanonets is an AI-based PDF processing software with powerful OCR software combined with a no-code workflow management platform. Nanonets can automate any manual PDF processes like:

And more.

Nanonets is the perfect choice for businesses looking to automate manual and document processes without compromising quality. Here are some points that make Nanonets an ideal choice for enterprises:

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Nanonets processes more than 30 Million documents for 500+ enterprises yearly. Nanonets is a perfect option for businesses of all sizes with transparent and pay-as-you-go pricing plans.

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Do you have a use case in mind? Try Nanonets with our free trial or set up a short call with our automation experts. We can help you set up workflows to automate according to your requirements.

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