Tips & Tricks

Deleting Pages the Easy Way

January 14, 2000

Advertisement
Advertisement
 

If you find yourself with a PDF that has many pages that you need to delete, but don't have the time to alter the source files, then read on.

Utilising the PDF Thumbnails we can quickly select and remove (permanently) any pages in a PDF that are no longer required. From the 'Window' menu, select 'Show/Hide Thumbnails (F6)'.

If you haven't already done so create all of your thumbnail pictures (this isn't necessary but helps you to recognise the content on the pages - see Figure 1.1).


Figure 1.1

All we have to do now is to select our Thumbnails for the pages we want to delete (see Figure 1.2), to select multiple Thumbnails either drag a selection area over your Thumbnails or use the Shift and/or Control keys to select additional Thumbnails. Just remember that the pages you want to delete must be continuous page ranges (ie, 1-5 or 34-45 etc).


Figure 1.2

Once you have the pages selected, click the Thumbnails popup menu (small filled black triangle, above the Thumbnail pane scrollbar), from this menu select 'Delete Pages...' (see Figure 1.1), Acrobat will display the selected page range ready to be deleted (see Figure 1.3).


Figure 1.3

Copyright Dave Wraight & Planet PDF. No unauthorised reproduction, distribution or publication permitted.

PDF In-Depth Free Product Trials Ubiquitous PDF

Debenu Quick PDF Library

Get products to market faster with this amazing PDF developer SDK. Over 900 functions and an equally...

Download free demo

Back to the past, 15 years ago! Open Publish 2002

Looking back to 2002, it's amazing how much of the prediction became a reality. Take a read and see what you think!

September 14, 2017
Platinum Sponsor





Search Planet PDF
more searching options...
Planet PDF Newsletter
Most Popular Articles
Featured Product

Debenu PDF Aerialist

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link control. Take Acrobat to the next level.

Features

Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.