Alright. So you have a PDF that is packed to the brim with dozens and dozens of pages. Do you want to create a PDF that only has one of these pages? Maybe a few at the most. Obviously, you aren’t going to be doing this with your typical PDF reader, so how do you save certain pages of a PDF? Well, surprisingly, it isn’t actually that difficult. You just need access to an awesome piece of software called PDFelement. Let us run you through the process.

Step 1. Get PDFelement

If you want to learn how to save just one page of a PDF (or multiple pages) with PDFelement, then you will need to start by downloading the software. This shouldn’t take too long. Once you have it downloaded and installed, boot it up so you can move onto the next step.


It is important to note that PDFelement can do so much more than just save one page of a PDF. It is a complete PDF-editing suite, so if you find yourself regularly editing PDF files (or have a need to edit them but do not know how), then getting PDFelement into your tool kit could be one of the best decisions you make.

Step 2. Load up the file in PDFelement

Once PDFelement is up and running, it is time to boot up the file you are planning to extract pages from.

At the top of PDFelement, click the link that says ‘File‘, now select ‘Open‘. Browse to the location on your computer where the file is located and open it up. Since PDFelement runs on both Mac and Windows, the process will be different depending on your operating system. However, it will be the same process as whenever you have opened up a file in any program before. So, it should be fairly intuitive.

Step 3. Extracting the pages of a PDF

Once your document has been loaded up, you can get to work on extracting the pages.

To do this, hit the ‘Extract‘ button at the top of the ‘Page‘.

pdfelement-page-modeYou will then be taken to a new screen where you can extract the exact pages that you want. We are going to detail how you can extract individual pages, and specific page ranges.pdfelement extract pages

1. Saving Only One Page of a PDF

If you want to extract one page of a PDF, click the button next to ‘Range‘ and type in the exact page number that you want. Hit the ‘OK‘ button, and you will be given the opportunity to save your extracted page.

Remember:  When you save your extracted page, make sure that you give it a different file name! If you don’t, then you do run the risk of saving over the top of the complete PDF document, which wouldn’t be good at all!

2. Saving Certain Pages of a PDF

If you are wondering how to extract pages ranges of a PDF, then the process is pretty much the same. This means clicking the ‘Extract‘ button at the top of the editor and going to the exact same page as if you were extracting individual pages.

Click the button that says ‘Range‘. Now, you can enter the exact pages that you want to extract from the PDF. Let’s give a few examples.

Let’s say you have a 10-page document. You want to get pages one, three, and seven extracted. In the box that appears, you would type this:

  • 1, 3, 7

Then click the ‘OK‘ button, and save the extracted file.

So, all you need to do here is enter the individual page names with a comma between them.

What happens if you want to extract several more pages? Well, you could always type the exact page numbers, but this can be cumbersome if you are trying to extract dozens of pages at once.

Let’s give a different example. Let’s say you have a 20-page document, and you want to extract all pages except for pages 12 and 13. You could type this into the box:

  • 1-11, 14-20

So, rather than typing each page number individually, you can set a ‘Range‘ to extract. Typing this in, would extract only the listed numbers, plus all of the pages in between those numbers. It is rather simple!

Remember: When you are saving, make sure that you do not overwrite the original PDF document.

Step 4. Check your files

Once you are done with your extractions, check the locations where you have saved the files. Make sure that you have extracted everything that you need to. It is always good to ‘double-check’ when you have done something like this. Mistakes can be made.
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