How to Remove Blank Pages Within a PDF Document

By James Clark

A PDF (Portable Document File) is created using Adobe Distiller software. The advantage of a PDF file is it can be read on a variety of computer platforms (Windows and Apple, for example), is compact in size and can be easily attached to an email for distribution that almost any recipient can read. The only requirement is the computer must be loaded with Adobe Reader software, which the company makes available as a free download. Blank pages can be removed quickly from a PDF document using Adobe Acrobat software.

Step 1

Open Adobe Acrobat on the computer by clicking the Start button on the lower left-hand corner, choosing All Programs and clicking on Adobe Acrobat.

Step 2

Open a PDF file to be edited with Adobe Acrobat by clicking File at the top of the screen, then choosing Open from the drop-down menu. Click on the name of the file to open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat.

Step 3

Locate the blank pages to be deleted by scrolling down through the PDF document. Each page in the document is separated by a line, making it easy to identify the pages even if they are not numbered.

Step 4

Click the Document tab at the top of the screen to reveal a drop-down menu.

Step 5

Click Delete Pages.

Step 6

Enter the page number to be deleted in the box and click OK.

Step 7

Repeat Steps 4 through 6 to delete additional pages.

Tips & Warnings

  • Close the document without saving the changes if the wrong page is accidentally deleted. Reopen the document and start over.