Learn how to split up large PDF files with Adobe Acrobat DC. Separate PDF pages quickly and easily on Mac or Windows.

Open the Organize Pages tool

Open the Organize Pages tool using the shortcut in the right pane or from the Tools center, accessed at the top left. 

split PDF step 1, open the organize pages tool

Click the Select a File button

Open a PDF you want to split

In the Open dialog box, select the Bodea.pdf sample file or other PDF file you want to split into two or more documents.

split PDF step 3, open a PDF you want to split

Select Split in the top menu

split PDF step 4, select split in the top menu

Set criteria for dividing your file

In the secondary toolbar that opens, use the Split by drop-down menu to specify if you want to split the PDF file by number of pages, maximum file size, or top-level bookmarks. In the Bodea.pdf sample file, set the number of pages to 6.  If you want to create a PDF of a specific range of pages, learn more about extracting pages from a PDF

split PDF step 5, set criteria for dividing your file

Set output options to split your PDF, then click OK

Click Output Options to specify a target folder for the split PDF files and set file labeling preferences. For the Bodea.pdf sample file, use the default options, which save copies of the new split PDF files in the same folder where the original file is saved and adds Part 1 and Part 2 labels to the end of each new file name. Click OK to proceed.

split PDF step 6, set output options to split your PDF

Click the Split button, then click OK again

Click the Split button, and then click OK when Acrobat provides confirmation that the PDF document has been split into two new files. Acrobat automatically saves the split files to the target folder. Learn more about splitting PDF files into multiple files. You can also extract pages with Adobe Acrobat DC or merge files, including Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations.

split PDF step 7, click split then OK
12/12/2018
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