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DELETE PAGES WITHOUT DELETING WHOLE PDF FILE

Jul 19, 2010 10:18 AM

I need help figuring out how to delete certain pages of a file without deleting the whole file and without having to re-scan 50 pages?

 

 

Eric Price

 
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    Jul 19, 2010 10:48 AM   in reply to eprice37

    If you only have the free REader, you can't. It is simply a PDF viewer and doesn't have that type of editing functions.


     
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    Jul 19, 2010 12:56 PM   in reply to eprice37

    Buy Adobe Acrobat and you can delete certain pages.

     
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    Jul 20, 2010 2:45 AM   in reply to eprice37

    As Acrobat is expensive,so you can try my way.

     

    You can accurately delete the page you want to rip off by PDF Splitter. After that, the bookmarks and page number would be automatically regulated.

     
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    Nov 7, 2011 2:34 PM   in reply to eprice37

    After I 'upgraded' to version 10 I discovered that the menu option "Document" was missing, so reverted to version 9.4.  This allows you to delete selected pages by using the menu choice "Document/Delete pages", and you are given a dialog box where you can specify the pages to be deleted. I use this all the time to delete the unneeded parts of documents I scan into Evernote. I have repeatedly tried to find out why Adobe removed this feature from version 10, but to no avail - hence the reinstallation of 9.4.

     

    If anyone else knows why this very useful feature was deleted, I'd appreciate hearing about it.

     
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    Nov 7, 2011 2:38 PM   in reply to dougheydon

    If anyone else knows why this very useful feature was deleted, I'd appreciate hearing about it.

    This feature is available in Acrobat X. Look under Tools > Pages > ...

     
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    Nov 7, 2011 2:38 PM   in reply to dougheydon

    dougheydon wrote:

     

     

     

    If anyone else knows why this very useful feature was deleted, I'd appreciate hearing about it.

    It wasn't deleted and it also wasn't available in version 9.4 of Adobe Reader. You were using version 9.4 of Adobe Acrobat (where that menu item is available).

     
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    Nov 7, 2011 2:49 PM   in reply to ~graffiti

    The version 9.4 of Reader that I have definitely has this feature, and I don't have Acrobat 9.4 installed, only Acrobat 8 Professional, version 0.8.0.  The menu items on the Adobe Reader screen when I open it are File, Edit, View, Document, Tools, Window, Help, and the Document dropdown is where Delete pages comes up.  I'll be happy to send a screen shot to anyone who wants to see it.

     
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    Nov 7, 2011 2:56 PM   in reply to dougheydon

    I have to correct myself - ,graffiti is right and I was wrong.  Apparently my Acrobat 8 overrides the Reader and I didn't look carefully enough at the title bar.  My bad - sorry.

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 12:50 PM   in reply to Bernd Alheit

    I have Adobe X, and there is no "Pages" option at all. I can't figure out how to delete selected pages, and it is very frustrating. Can anyone tell me how to revert back to the old Adobe so I can do this? It is essential to my job.Thanks!

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:05 PM   in reply to MeganPE

    With Adobe Acrobat you can delete pages. Adobe Reader can't delete pages.

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:07 PM   in reply to MeganPE

    Please read my reply to the above poster (not sure why you wouldn't have already). Reader does not have that feature. If the software you used before contained that feature, you were using Acrobat and not Reader.

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 2:51 PM   in reply to ~graffiti

    Sorry to have offended you, but I didn’t know I had different versions. My computer at work crashed, and our IT guy erased and reinstalled everything. My knowledge of Adobe is that I use it to look at our electrical drawings. That’s it. I will go download acrobat now.

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:38 PM   in reply to MeganPE

    No offense taken.

     

    As far as downloading Acrobat, you'll want to see if your IT guy has the disks or an install file along with a serial number. Keep in mind that Acrobat is not free like Reader.

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 2:28 PM   in reply to MeganPE

    Megan, you may want to send a private message to adobe-admin (http://forums.adobe.com/people/adobe-admin) and ask for your personal information in message #12 to be removed.

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 2:37 PM   in reply to Claudio González

    Thanks. Didn't think about my signature being on there... Sigh.

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 10:03 PM   in reply to Claudio González

    Claudio González wrote:

     

    Megan, you may want to send a private message to adobe-admin (http://forums.adobe.com/people/adobe-admin) and ask for your personal information in message #12 to be removed.

    Claudio,

     

    You can always use the 'Report' button and select 'Private information', and a mod can remove the information much quicker than the poor adobe-admin (John, who cannot be online 24 hours a day).  But it's good to let the users know about mistakenly posting private information in a public forum.

     

    Cheers,

    Pat

     
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    Mar 29, 2012 3:07 AM   in reply to Pat Willener

    Pat, I don't want to overload JC and company, but I try to respect each user's right to decide whether they want to have that information removed or not...

     
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    Apr 3, 2012 4:21 PM   in reply to eprice37

    I had this same problem with needing to delete one page in a PDF file in Adobe Reader.  I just went back to the program (Canon MP Navigator) I used to scan the pages and re-saved the file without that page (only put a checkmark on the pages I wanted).  Hope this helps.

     
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    Mar 17, 2013 11:29 AM   in reply to eprice37

    Go to View > Navigation Panels > Pages

     

    Drag the box that appears on to the Navigation Panel (where the bookmark icon is) until it snaps underneath the icons. You can delete pages from there.

     
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    Jun 4, 2013 11:56 AM   in reply to eprice37

    Buy a Mac. Use the free pre-installed "Preview" app, select the page(s) and press delete, then save.

     
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    Jun 4, 2013 1:10 PM   in reply to manilo82

    You've brought up a thread that is over a year old but the answer is still valid. You cannot delete pages with Adobe Reader (which is what is being discussed here).

     

    And yeah, it might be cheaper to just buy Acrobat than to buy a "Mac" so you can use the "Preview" app.

     
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    Mar 26, 2014 9:01 AM   in reply to eprice37

    I don't think you can delete pages, but I found a workaround.  Most computers now come with an option to Print to PDF, which lets you choose page ranges.  So choose print, select PDF and the page range(s) you want to keep, and create a new PDF without your unwanted pages.

     
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    Mar 26, 2014 9:06 AM   in reply to leenyxa

    Are you sure about "most computers"?

     

    I've got a brand spanking new laptop at home that doesn't have this option. Are you sure you don't have some application installed that added that?

     
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