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How to Split A Large PDF File into Multiple PDFs with Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro?

Sometimes you may need to extract only a few pages from a large PDF file, and then you can split the one or more documents into multiple smaller documents. When splitting a document, you can specify the split by maximum number of pages, maximum file size, or by top-level bookmarks. Here is the tip tells you how to do it with Acrobat 9 Pro:


1 Split one or more PDFs, with an open document
Step 1 Open the PDF and choose Document > Split Document.

Split PDF Document


Step 2 In the Split Document dialog box, specify the criteria for dividing the document:

  • Number Of Pages - the maximum number of pages for each document in the split.
  • File Size - Specify the maximum file size for each document in the split.
  • Top-level bookmarks - If the document includes bookmarks, creates one document for every top-level bookmark.

Step 3 To specify a target folder for the split files and filename preferences, click Output Options. Specify the options as needed, and then click OK.

Split Output Option


Step 4 (Optional) To apply the same split to multiple documents, click Apply To Multiple. Click Add Files, and choose Add Files, Add Folders, or Add Open Files. Select the files or folder, and then click OK.

Split PDF Document - Apply to Multiple


2 Split one or more PDFs, with no document open (Windows only)
Step 1 Choose Document > Split Document.
Step 2 Click Add Files, and choose Add Files or Add Folders. Select the files or folder, and then click OK.
Step 3 Follow steps 2 and 3 in the procedure for splitting documents with a document open.