Extract pages from a PDF file by generating a file that contains only the pages you want, you can extract from a single file or in bulk from multiple files. PDFsam Basic is free and open source and works on Windows, Mac and Linux.

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Short guide on how to extract pages from PDF files with PDFsam Basic

Select PDF files

Drag and drop the PDF files you want to extract pages from or click Add to add files. Encrypted PDF files show a icon on their left, click on the lock icon and supply the unlock password.

Select PDF files to extract from

Set what pages to extract from the selected PDF files. You can set them as comma separated numbers or page ranges, ex. 2,5,6-13,25.

Extract PDF pages settings
Destination folder

Choose the location of the resulting PDF files.

Destination directory field
Customize file names

Special keywords can be used as placeholders in the output file names and be replaced with dynamic values during the execution. An example can be [FILENUMBER] to add an increasing counter value to the file name or [TIMESTAMP] to add the current timestamp to the file name. Right click on the field to find all the available keywords.

filename prefix field
Extract pages

Once all the options are properly set, click Run to start the execution. If no error occurs, the progress bar will grow until it is fully colored and a friendly ding sound will tell you that your PDF files are ready.

Run button