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File Splitter - Split PDF, Word, Excel, JPG, and PPT

by Hung Nguyen

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Use Smallpdf to divide one file into multiple smaller files or extract specific pages to a new file. Free to use, no registration or download needed.

There are many ways to split a file. You can split one big file into many smaller, one-page files. You can split them into multiple files, in various page ranges. Or you can also pick the pages from one file to extract into a brand new file. The only question is: where and how?

Luckily for you, Smallpdf has the answer to this problem. Our File Splitter can divide your files quickly, in many different formats. One of the most popular file types to split is PDF, it’s also one of the easiest to cut out as well.

How To Use the PDF File Splitter

  1. Go to our PDF File Splitter.

  2. Upload or drag and drop your file.

  3. Choose the option “Extract pages."

  4. Select the pages you want and click “Extract.”

  5. Let our file splitter work its magic and download your file.

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Split your files away!

What about Word, PPT, JPG, and Excel?


Need an image splitter? No biggie, we’ve got you covered. You can take advantage of the fact that we can convert these files to and from PDF, as well as our connected workflows feature to split them.

  • Access our homepage and pick the appropriate tool to convert your file to PDF.
  • Click “Split PDF” from the toolbar on the right-hand side.
  • Follow the previous instructions to split your file.
  • Afterwards, you can just convert the file back to whatever format you converted it from.

Splitting One File Into Multiple Files


If you want to split your file into multiple PDFs, you can try our 7-day free trial to use this pro feature. You can also use the Smallpdf Desktop App’s batch processing function.

Here’s how to do it with the Smallpdf Desktop App:

  • Open your PDF in the app. If the file is not in PDF, you can use the Convert tool to change its format.
  • Select the pages you want to extract, then right-click and choose “Export page(s) as.” Select the format you want and you’re done!
  • No download is required, as the app processes your files offline. Instead, our file splitter will prompt you with a pop-up to pick where to save your files.
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Split one file into multiple smaller files

Reverting Changes


Oops … Have you accidentally deleted a file? Or need to modify your files further? Don’t worry, we got you covered! We have a suite of 21 useful PDF tools to help you out, including:

We hope you found that helpful. Happy splitting!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf