How to extract pages from a PDF document

Extract pages from PDF document header

In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to use Google Chrome to extract pages from a PDF document and add them to a separate PDF file.

This is especially useful when you only need to convert a few pages of a very large document with our PDF to Excel converter, or if you want to reduce the size of the PDF for some other purpose.

In this example, I'll extract pages from a PDF version of Nestlé Group's Consolidated Financial Statements for 2016.

The process I'll be illustrating is quite similar for other web browsers, including Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer, and is identical in Opera.

Step 1

Find your PDF document in Windows Explorer, then right-click on it and select Open With -> Google Chrome.

How to open a PDF in Google Chrome from Windows Explorer

Step 2

Once your PDF is open in Chrome, click the Print icon in top right hand side of the window.

How to print a PDF in Google Chrome

Step 3

When the Print dialogue appears, click Change in the Destination section.

How to change the printer settings in Google Chrome

Step 4

On the next screen, select Save as PDF.

NB: You can also use Microsoft Print to PDF if it’s available, however Save as PDF is a bit quicker.

Choosing a printer in Google Chrome

Step 5

Enter the page numbers you want to extract in the highlighted text box.

As an example, if you want pages 8 to 10, you would enter 8-10. Or, if you want pages 12 and 14, you would enter 12, 14. Now, if you want to be a total maverick, you could combine the two with 8-10, 12, 14. This would give you pages 8, 9, 10, 12 and 14 in one PDF document.

Extracting pages from a PDF in Google Chrome

Step 6

Press Save, and you’ll be asked to give your new PDF a name, and to choose a folder for it to be saved to.

Congratulations, you’re done!