Divide PDF files at given page numbers. Three modules to let you split PDF files by explicitly specifying page numbers, by bookmarks levels or by size

Download and install

Download the PDFsam Basic package for your operating system from the download page and install it

Download PDFsam Basic
Select a PDF file to divide

Drag and drop the PDF file you want to split or click Browse and select the PDF file.

Select a PDF file to split
Encrypted files

Encrypted PDF files show a icon on their left. You can merge them clicking on the lock icon and supplying the unlock password.

password field
Split by page numbers
Split by page numbers

With the split by page numbers module you can explicitly tell PDFsam Basic where you want to divide the PDF file

  • Split after:
    • Every page: Creates PDF files containing one page each
    • Even pages: Creates PDF files containing two page each. The split will occur after page 2, 4, 6 etc
    • Odd pages: Creates PDF files containing two page each. The split will occur after page 1, 3, 5 etc
  • Split after the following page numbers: Set a comma separated list of page numbers after which you want to split
  • Split by every "n" page: PDFsam Basic will split every n pages

Split by bookmarks
Split by page number

PDFsam Basic can split a PDF file based on the depth level of bookmarks in the bookmarks tree. An example is splitting a book at chapters level, you can tell PDFsam Basic to split at the chapters bookmarks level and it will split at the pages pointed by those bookmarks. You can also set a matching regular expression that the bookmark text has to match.

Split by size
Split by page number

With the split by size module you can tell PDFsam Basic to divide a PDF file into smaller ones of a given size. An example can be a 10Mb PDF split into 3 files with the size of 4Mb, 4Mb and 2Mb. Given the nature of the PDF files it is not always possible to get an accurate result.

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
Split PDF files

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