How to Separate a Scanned Document in Adobe

By Cooper Temple

When a paper document is scanned, you need to select a conversion format, such as PDF or TIFF. To convert a scanned document to PDF, you need a PDF writing program, such as Adobe Acrobat. Once the document has been scanned, you can use features in Adobe Acrobat to separate the pages in the PDF file. These files may be separated into individual files for each page or a new document. You can separate a scanned document using Adobe Acrobat by following a few steps.

Step 1

Launch your Adobe Acrobat program and open the scanned document that contains the pages you want to separate. Note that this process will work for all three Acrobat programs: Standard, Pro and Suite.

Step 2

Click the "Tools" drop-down menu and highlight the "Pages" option to view a list of available features. Click the "Extract" options. This action will launch a separate dialogue window.

Step 3

Enter the page numbers for the range that you want to separate from the document into the "From" and "To" fields on the "Extract Pages" window. To remove the separated pages from the scanned document after separating them, check the "Delete Pages" box. To save each separated page as an individual PDF file, check the "Separate Files" box. Click the "OK" button to complete the process of separating the scanned document. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for each page range that you want to separate.