How to Select Multiple Pages on Adobe

By Cooper Temple

Portable Document Format (PDF) files are conversions of printable source material created with a PDF writing program, such as the Adobe Acrobat programs. Because of the variety of content contained in PDF files, due to the range of the source material with which they are created, you may want to select different pages within a file. You can use Adobe Acrobat and Reader to select multiple pages within a PDF file by following a few steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Acrobat or Reader

Step 1

Launch Acrobat and open the PDF file that contains the pages you want to select. Note the steps that follow will work with all three versions of Acrobat, Standard, Pro and Suite, as well as Adobe Reader.

Step 2

Click the "View" menu and highlight "Show/Hide" to display a list of available options. Click "Navigation Panes" and select the "Page Thumbnails" option to display a panel to the left of the Adobe screen.

Step 3

Click a page thumbnail in the "Pages" panel. Click each of the other page thumbnails that you want to select while holding down the "Control" key. To select a consecutive group of pages, click the first page and then the last page while holding down the "Shift" key.