In a world where many of you are busy, it can be tempting to choose convenience over accuracy. For example, when you’re sending a document to someone else or attaching it to an email, you may want to delete PDF pages that you don’t need in order to make the file smaller and easier to send.
In this tutorial they’ll show you how easy it is to remove pages from a PDF file with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (or any similar program).
Select a PDF file that you want to delete pages from
To delete pages from a PDF file:
- Select a PDF file that you want to delete pages from.
- Press Ctrl+A to select all pages or press Ctrl+Shift+A to select nonadjacent pages.
- Press Delete to delete all selected pages or press Backspace or Delete, depending on your keyboard, to remove one page at a time.
Navigate to the page thumbnails panel on the left side of the screen
- Navigate to the page thumbnails panel on the left side of the screen.
- Click on the Pages tab and then click on the thumbnail of the page you want to delete. This will open up a pop-up menu at the top of your screen where you can select Delete Page or Delete All Pages if you want to get rid of all pages at once in your document, which is what they’d recommend doing for this tutorial.
- Right-click on your chosen option and select it from there.
Right-click on the page you want to delete and select Delete Page from the context menu
To delete an individual page:
- Right-click on the page you want to delete and select Delete Page from the context menu.
- You can also delete pages by selecting them in the thumbnail panel and pressing the Delete key on your keyboard if you are using a Mac, or by clicking where it says ‘Delete’ when hovering over a page icon in Windows Explorer or Finder.
- If you want to remove just one page from a PDF file, but not all of them, use File > Remove Pages from Document from Adobe Acrobat Pro DC software (or earlier versions) or go through Edit > Remove Pages from Document for Reader DC software.
Press the Delete key on your keyboard
Pressing the Delete key on your keyboard is not the same as pressing the Delete key on a computer. You need to make sure that you are pressing the right button, or you will delete an entire text section rather than just one page. To delete pages from a PDF file using Acrobat Pro:
- Open up Acrobat Pro and open up the PDF file that you want to edit.
- Click Select in the top menu bar and then click Select All. This will select all of your pages at once. Alternatively, press Ctrl+A or Command+A on a Mac keyboard if your preferred program doesn’t have those buttons available.
- Once again, go back up to Select and choose Remove Pages from Selection under Insert Page Into Document (on Windows), or simply hit Shift+Command+I (Shift+Option+I).
Click File > Save As to save the PDF with removed pages
To save the file, click File > Save As and select a location to save the file in. Enter a name for the PDF and click Save.
And that’s it! You have successfully deleted a page from a PDF file. In case you want to know how to delete pages from a Word file, please read this article which explains the steps in detail.