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How To Separate PDF Pages Online

by Hung Nguyen

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

Do you need to separate PDF pages from one PDF into individual new documents? Or maybe you accidentally scanned a blank page into your file and you want to remove it quickly without scanning everything all over again? 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. Select individual pages or ranges, and click “Split.”

  3. Download your document. We’ll modify the name slightly so that the original file is safe and sound.

How to separate PDF pages online

How to separate PDF pages by splitting the file.

How to Separate PDF Pages – Delete Pages Tool


If your goal isn’t to create multiple files from one or remove specific pages, but just to remove unnecessary pages from an otherwise perfect PDF, deleting these pages might be the easier solution. With the Delete Pages tool, you can easily look through your file, identify the pages you want to remove, and you can go about your day. And here’s how it’s done:

  1. Go to the Delete Pages tool and upload your document.
  2. On the preview screen, look for the pages you want to remove
  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 and you’re all done.

Deleting needless pages made easy.

What Else Can Smallpdf Do?


What we can do, we can also undo. If instead you have two files that ought to be together, you can use our Merge tool. Especially if your printer decided to give you two PDFs from your scan, this is super useful. No need to throw out those files and start scanning 500 pages all over again—just a quick upload, making sure the files and pages are in the right order, and you’re done. One perfect document. But that’s not all. Smallpdf can also help you turn those PDFs (even scans!) into editable formats such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and JPG.

If you want 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. A subscription will also enable our OCR (Optical Character Recognition) capabilities. With it, scans or screenshots are turned into editable text—no more hand-copywriting stuff that is already right there, but just out of reach in a scanned PDF. A Pro account can be yours for the price of a good latte a month, but if you’re unsure, why take our word for it? Make use of our 7-day free trial and see for yourself what you can do if you just have the right tools at your disposal!

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. As soon as you reach those, you’re always free to upgrade to Pro or wait 24 hours to use Smallpdf for free again.

All connections are secure to ensure the safety of your PDF as you separate PDF pages. We use TLS encryption to protect you and your files. On top of that, we’ll also delete your document from our servers after one hour of processing.

Offline Processing


For those that work on-the-go or 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, just without an internet connection. The offline app opens the PDF file before processing, which may even 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