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How To Separate PDF Pages Online

by Hung Nguyen

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Use Smallpdf to extract separate PDF pages into a new file, or delete pages from an existing PDF. Free to use online, no registration required.

Do you need to extract specific pages from a PDF into a brand new document? Or perhaps there is a blank page that you want to remove? Use Smallpdf’s various tools to split a PDF or delete PDF pages—whatever you need to modify your PDF documents. Oh, we’re free as well, if you’re wondering.

How To Separate PDF Pages – Split Tool

  1. Access the Split PDF tool on our website and upload your file.

  2. Decide if you want to “Extract pages” or “Split 1 PDF into many.”

  3. Select individual pages or ranges, and click “Extract” to apply the separation.

  4. Remember to download your document. We also will modify the name slightly so that the original file is safe and sound.


How to separate PDF pages by splitting the file.

How to Separate PDF Pages – Delete Pages Tool


If you don’t have that many pages or have a huge file that you don’t want to manually go through to highlight the pages that you want to extract with our PDF splitter, it can be easier to remove the pages you don’t need. For this option, the new Delete Pages tool is there to help.

  1. Go to the Delete Pages tool and upload your document.
  2. You’ll see the individual pages on the preview screen. This makes it easier to view the pages you want to delete.
  3. Click the trash icon at the corner of a page thumbnail to delete individual pages.
  4. Click “Apply Changes” to execute these changes.
  5. Download your document.

Deleting needless pages made easy.

What Else Can Smallpdf Do?


Well, there’s the Merge tool if you need to do the opposite, which is to put PDF files back together. We can also rotate pages if they aren’t in the correct orientation. And lastly, while you are on Smallpdf, you can also convert PDF documents into other formats, such as Word, PPT, Excel, and JPG.

If you wish to work on many PDF files at once, you can grab a Pro account for yourself, which will let you do just this, through our batch processing function.

Requirements to Use Smallpdf


As a proud cloud platform, we aim to be as accessible as possible, for all you citizens of the internet.

You can use Smallpdf to solve your PDF issues on any operating system, including Mac, Windows, and Linux. Furthermore, you can use any internet browser, including Chrome, Edge, Safari, and Firefox. Anything!

Even on mobile, you can directly go to your internet browser to access our website, or get straight to business by downloading the Smallpdf Mobile App. The only thing that you need is an internet connection.

Is Smallpdf Free and Secure?


Yep, Smallpdf is free for you to use for any of our 20+ PDF tools, though with some limitations.

All connections are secure to ensure the safety of your PDF as you split the document. On top of that, we will also delete your document from our servers after one hour of processing.

Offline Processing


For those that work on the go, or are located remotely, we also have an offline Desktop app for our Pro users, allowing you to separate pages from within a PDF in the same manner. The offline app also has the upper hand because you will open the PDF file before the processing, which may make the preview work a bit easier.

We hope this helps to simplify your work with PDF documents. Here’s to many more new features to come!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf