How to delete pages from a PDF file

Shaant Minhas

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From time to time, we’ve all found ourselves in situations where we need to delete pages from a PDF file. This might be a result of having a page that is not supposed in the document or a blank page in between the file.

PDF short for Portable Document Format, helps you see your documents in an electronic format. First designed by Adobe, the PDF comes with many pros; one of those benefits is the ability to delete specific PDF pages.

If you’re looking to remove a page or a number of pages from your PDF, then you’ve come to the right place. So, let’s get started.

How to delete pages from PDF files

Your reason to remove a page from your PDF can be anything; you’ve got a blank page, a page with a faulty format, and so on. But what’s interesting is that there are many ways to go about it. Let’s start with Acrobat Reader first:

  1. Open the PDF document that you want to delete a page from using Acrobat Reader.
  2. Click on the Organize Pages option from the right-hand section.
  3. Head to the page that you want to delete from the PDF file and hover your cursor over its thumbnail.
  4. Finally, click on Delete followed by OK to confirm your settings, and then save the PDF by clicking on Save.

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Alternatively, you can also delete pages from your PDF files through your browser. It can be any browser; for this example, we’ll use Google Chrome. First, open the PDF file in your browser. Then head to its settings through the application menu from the top-right corner, and click on Print…

Now enter the pages that want to keep in your documents, or in other words, keep out the page number that you’d want to remove, and then click on Save.

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Deleting pages from your PDF files

Removing pages you don’t want in your PDF files doesn’t have to be rocket science, and thanks to a slew of tools at our disposal, it isn’t. We hope you successfully deleted as many pages as you wanted to without too many difficulties.