Split PDF into multiple files is a common need today but there are not many free ways with which you can do so, but that also does not mean that there is no way of doing so. Here are 3 offline and online ways to Split PDF into multiple files. It covers both free and premium methods.
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1.Split PDF into multiple files Using SplitPDF (Online Method)
This method is useful for people who want to split PDF files once in a while and don’t feel the need to have a whole application dedicated to it.
1 ) Go to SplitPDF Website and select the PDF file you want to split, you can select a file from either your computer, Google Drive or Dropbox.
2 ) You have the option the extract all pages into separate files, just select that. Also, you will see another option there called as ‘ customize split file’s name ‘ by checking which you can name every page’s file differently as per your needs.
3 ) Once you do all this, just click on ‘ Split ‘ and it will take you to a download page where you will be able to download a .zip file, just unzip it using WinRAR or any other similar software and you will get your files.
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2.Using PDFsam (Offline Method)
This one is for the people who need to split a PDF file every day and want to have a separate app for it so they can use it even without an active internet connection.
1 ) For this, you will need a software called as PDFsam or PDF Split and Merge. it is a free application with a premium version available as well but for splitting PDF files, the basic free version is more than enough.
2 ) Once you download the .msi file, you will need to install it. The installation process is pretty simple and you will be easily able to get through it. It might prompt you to install the latest Java Version just do it if it does so.
3 ) Now as you have the application, just open it and select the split option as it will show all of its functions.
4 ) Now just choose the file you want to split and select your desired settings like the output folder, split after what number of pages, generated PDF document name etc.
5 ) Once you select the desired options just click ‘ Run ‘ and it will start the process and take you to the output folder where you will have your files ready.
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3.Using Wondershare PDFElement (Offline – Premium)
Buy or Download the free version of Wondershare PDFElement. Install the software.
Open your PDF file with PDFElement.
Select Page option at the top. And Select Split option.
You will see a popup. Just select the number of pages to split near Maximum pages option. Here I wanted to split two pages single document into two documents each. So I have selected 1.
You can also use second option to split top level bookmarks.
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