How to Split a Large PDF File
Splitting a large PDF file allows for easier management of a document. If trying to transmit the file via email, splitting up large PDF files would allow you to send the files one at a time without surpassing e-mail size limits. You can use the same techniques for splitting a large PDF file to extract specific pages of a PDF document using the same software--Adobe Acrobat Professional--that you would to simply view PDFs.
Things You'll Need
- Copy of Adobe Acrobat Professional
Open Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Navigate to "File," then to "Open" from within the program.
Choose the file you wish to open from the file window.
With the file open, navigate to "Document," then "Extract Pages." A dialog box will pop up and ask you which pages you'd like to extract.
If you'd like to remove the pages entirely from the original PDF, choose the "Delete Pages After Extracting" option from the dialog box. The program will split off the PDF pages into a separate file upon doing this and remove them from the original file.
Rename and save the file containing the newly extracted pages.
Tips & Warnings
- If you don't have Adobe Professional, you can still split a large PDF into smaller files with the help of some third-party software. See the references below for a couple of programs which will allow you to convert larger PDF files to smaller ones.