Remove pages from a PDF

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Think your PDF could do without certain pages? Then it is easy to remove one or more pages from your PDF file. You can do this using Chrome, Edge, or Preview, and we’ll show you how.

Remove pages from a PDF using Chrome or Edge

A quick and easy way to delete pages from a PDF is to use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. In these web browsers, you basically open your PDF and use the virtual PDF printer to create a new copy of your PDF. This copy contains only the pages you wanted to keep.

One problem with this method is that if your PDF has clickable web links (hyperlinks), they won’t work in the resulting PDF. Other than that, this is a great method to use.

To get started, locate your PDF in File Explorer on Windows or Finder on Mac. Right-click your PDF and choose Open With > Google Chrome (or Microsoft Edge). We choose ‘Google Chrome’.

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In the ‘Print’ pane on the right, from the ‘Destination’ drop-down menu, choose ‘Save as PDF’. Select the Pages > Custom option and specify the pages you want to keep in your file. Any pages you don’t list will be removed from the new PDF file you are creating.

For example, if you just want to keep pages 1, 2, 5, and 6, enter those numbers separated by a comma. Use a separator (-) to use a range to include all pages in that range. For example, to include all pages between 1 and 25, enter 1-25. (1 and 25 are included.)

When you’re done, click “Save” at the bottom of the “Print” pane.

Specify PDF pages to keep.

In the window that opens, select “Save as” a folder to store your PDF in. Optionally enter the name of your PDF in the field “file name” in. Then click on ‘Save’.

Save the edited PDF file.

Chrome will create a PDF containing only the page numbers you specified. You can find this file in the folder you specified. To enjoy!

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Delete PDF pages with Preview on Mac

If you’re a Mac user, you don’t need to install Chrome or Edge to remove pages from your PDFs. Just use the built-in Preview app to do the job.

First, locate your PDF in the Finder, right-click it and choose Open With > Preview.

Open the PDF with Preview.

The left sidebar of the preview pane shows thumbnails of your PDF pages. Select the pages you want to delete and press the Delete button on your keyboard.

Click the PDF page you want to delete and press the Delete key.

Tip: If you don’t see the PDF pages on the left, click View > Thumbnails from the Preview menu bar.

Then save your revised PDF file by clicking File > Save in the Preview menu bar and you’re done.

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