Don’t know how to split PDF documents into multiple files? Don’t worry! You’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re showing you three different methods to help you split your PDF document. After reading it, you should be able to do the task on your own easily and quickly!

Try these methods

  1. Use your web browser (Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, etc)
  2. Use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
  3. Use PDFelement

Method 1: Use your web browser (Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, etc)

You can split PDF documents into multiple files easily in your web browsers. Here is how to do it:

If you’re using Microsoft Edge:

1. Right-click on the PDF document and select Open with > Microsoft Edge.

2. On your keyboard, press Ctrl and P at the same time to open the print window. If Microsoft Edge is not using Microsoft Print to PDF as its printer, you can click the downward arrow next to the printer type to select Microsoft Print to PDF.

3. Click the downward arrow in the Pages section and select Current page, then click the Print button to split the current page into a single PDF document.

4. You can also click the downward arrow in the Pages section and select Page range, type the page range you want to split, then click the the Print button to print all the pages in the page range into a single PDF document.

5. In the pop-up window, name the PDF pages you split and click the Save button to save it.

If you’re using Google Chrome:

1. Right-click on the PDF document and select Open with > Google Chrome.

2. On your keyboard, press Ctrl and P at the same time to open the print window. If its Destination is not Save as PDF, then click Change….

3. Select Save as PDF.

4. Type the page range you want to split, then click the the Save button to save all the pages in the page range into a single PDF document.

5. In the pop-up window, name the PDF pages you split and click the Save button to save it.

Method 2: Use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is a powerful PDF tool that can help you split PDF document into multiple files. To split PDF via Adobe Acrobat Pro DC:

1. Click here and follow the on-screen instructions to sign up your Adobe ID. Once you sign in, you can start downloading Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

2. Install and run the application.

3. Navigate to the Tools tab. Then click the Open button under Organize Pages to open your PDF document.

4. Click Select a File.

5. Double-click the PDF document to open it in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

6. Click Split (the scissors icon). If you want to split your PDF document by the number of pages, go ahead to enter the number of pages you want to have in every separate PDF documents after splitting. Then click the Split button. You can also slit your PDF document in other dimensions, including file size and top level bookmarks.

7. Click OK when you see the following message.

8. You can view those separated PDF documents in the original folder.

You can use the free trial version of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC for seven days. When the free trial ends, you may need to buy a license to continue to use this application without interruption.

Method 3: Use PDFelement

PDFelement is a user-friendly PDF editor that is available for WindowsMac and iOS. It is small in size and it is easy to use. With PDFelement, you can get everything you need to do with PDF documents.

It just takes several clicks to split PDF documents with PDFelement. The following steps show you how to do it on Windows platform. The steps on macOS is similar.

1. Download and install PDFelement.

2. Run PDFelement. Click Edit PDF.

3. In the pop-up window, locate the PDF document you want to split, then double-click on it to open in PDFelement.

4. Navigate to the Page tab, select the pages you want to split, right-click on it, then select Extract Page.

5. Click OK to continue.

6. A second later, the separated PDF document will appear in a new tab. To save it, just press Ctrl and S at the same time on your keyboard.

The combined PDF file split by the trial version of PDFelement will be watermarked. This might be the only disadvantage of the free trial version of the software. If you don’t like the watermark, you may need to buy the Pro version of PDFelement.

That’s it! It’s pretty easy, isn’t it? If you have any questions or suggestions, you’re more than welcome to leave us a comment below.

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