Splitting PDF into Single-Page Documents
The tutorial shows how to split a PDF document into separate single-page PDF documents using the AutoSplit™ plug-in for the Adobe® Acrobat®.
We are going to extract each page from Document.pdf as a separate PDF file. The input document contains 15 pages, and therefore 15 PDF files will be created. Each output file is named with its original page label.
Splitting PDF into single-page documents
This operation is also available in the Action Wizard (Acrobat's batch processing tool) and can be used for automating of document processing workflows.
You need a copy of the Adobe® Acrobat® along with the AutoSplit™ plug-in installed on your computer in order to use this tutorial. You can download trial versions of both the Adobe® Acrobat® and the AutoSplit™.
Step 1 - Open a PDF File
Start the Adobe® Acrobat® application and open a PDF file using "File > Open..." from the main menu.
Open a PDF file
Step 2 - Open the "Split Document Settings" Dialog
Select "Plug-Ins > Split Documents > Split Document..." from the main menu to open the "Split Document Settings" dialog.
Open the Split Document Settings dialog
Step 3 - Select Splitting Method
Select the "Equal size documents of" option in the "Split Method" list. Enter a number of pages per output document. For example, enter "1" to split into single-page documents.
Select split method
Step 4 - Specify Output File Naming
The AutoSplit™ allows naming output documents in the multiple different ways. For example, files can be named by extracting text from a specific page location or by text search.
We are going to use an original page label to name each output single-page file. Click "Add..." button to specify the file naming scheme.
Specify file naming
Check the "Page Label" option in the "Select What To Add To Output Filename" dialog. Click "Next>>".
Select Page Label option
Step 5 - Start Splitting
Click "Browse..." and specify an output folder for the resulting files.
Click "OK" to starting processing.
Specify output folder
Click "OK" in the confirmation dialog to start splitting.
Start splitting
Step 6 - Inspect the Results
Inspect the list of output files in the "AutoSplit Results" dialog. Click "Open Output Folder" to open an output folder.
Inspect the results
The output folder contains 15 new PDF files extracted from the input document. Each document is named using the original page label. For example, page 10 is saved as 10.pdf and page 5 is saved as 5.pdf. If pages in the input document contain custom page labels such as xii or A-25, the corresponding files will be named accordingly (xii.pdf and A-25.pdf).
The software extracts every page from PDF into separate single-page PDF files
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