Support Questions for Split PDF

Q: How do I split a PDF file?
A: Simply follow these steps:
1. To open a PDF file, click Open File. You can also drag files from your desktop, or an explorer window, into the application.
2. Click on New Split Section to create new sections. You can create as many split sections as you’d like, and they can contain any pages from the document in any order, including repetitions. 3. Click on Save Split to save all the sections you’ve defined as separate PDF files.

Q: How can I easily create split sections for a large file?
A: After clicking Create Split Section, the dialog that opens up gives you several options that allow you to automatically create many sections from a large file. Repeating Section allows you to divide a range of pages into sections with the same number of pages, and Split By Size allows you to create sections limited by file size.

Q: How can I protect my split files with a password?
A: If you’re using Windows Vista or a newer verion, the dialog that opens when you click on Save Split has an Options button that allows you to select various protection features for your split files, including a password.
If you’re using an older version of Windows, you can reach this options dialog by shift-clicking on Save Split.

Q: Can I change the pages in a section I’ve already created?
A: You can always change the page range that defines a section to add or remove pages. You can specify any legal set of pages, for example, writing “1-3,7,9″ will include pages 1,2,3,7,9 in that section. A page can appear any number of times in any section, so if a section has the pages “1,1,1” it will have page 1 repeated three times. You can also add any page to any section by dragging it over from the left side and dropping it on the section you’d like to add it to.
In addition, you can also expand a section by pressing the triangle button on its left side. Once expanded, you can remove individual pages by pressing the red X buttons above them.

Q: Can I change the order of pages in a section?
A: You can always change the page range that defines a section to have the pages in a different order. For example, the range “1,2” will not result in the same section as “2,1”.
In addition, you can expand a section by pressing the triangle button on its left side and once it’s expanded, you can reorder pages by dragging them.