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    How to save ONE single page of pdf document?

    Community Member
      I have a 115 page pdf document that I can open in Adobe Reader. I want to email just ONE page of this file to someone. How do I save just that one page from the file (as opposed to sending the entire pdf document)?

      I know, lame question. Thanks for any help!
      Angela
        • 1. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
          (Aandi_Inston) Community Member
          Adobe Reader isn't an editor, and can't do this.

          Aandi Inston
          • 2. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
            Ildhund Community Member
            That's a bit brusque, Aandi. In Reader 9, at least, the marquee tool
            is quite capable of marking and copying a single page ready to be
            sent to someone else. The result of the marquee operation can be
            pasted as is into an email message, or it could be pasted into Paint
            or Notepad or Word or whatever, saved and attached to an email.
            That's what the tool is for.
            --
            Noel
            • 3. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
              Community Member
              I have tried to do this before and have never found a way to do it. That's not saying you can't but I don't think it's possible.

              Although Noel has posted a good response that I will be trying out.
              • 4. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                ~graffiti ACP/MVPs
                Aandi wasn't being "brusque" at all.

                >the marquee tool is quite capable of marking and copying a single page ready to be sent to someone else.

                Sure. This can be done but, all you will be doing is sending a low grade image of the PDF wrapped inside of a file created by an application they may or may not have to someone. It will not be a PDF and can not be opened in Reader. The OP could easily take a screen shot if they had wanted that.

                If you want to single out one page, intact and send as a PDF then, no, Reader can't do it.
                • 5. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                  Ildhund Community Member
                  That's true enough, but Angela didn't say anything about wanting to
                  send a pdf of that one page. If someone asked me for some info I
                  happened to have in a long PDF, then I would - as you suggest - just
                  email a screenshot of the page (as a jpg or png, which anyone should
                  be able to handle), or extract the text and send that if images
                  weren't essential. Just saying 'Reader can't do this' might have
                  caused Angela to send the whole 115-page file, a silly waste of
                  resources if it wasn't necessary. I know there are many posters here
                  who don't realize the limitations of a free document reader and who
                  need to have them explained, but it's not really helpful to ignore a
                  solution which has a good chance of meeting the OP's requirements. I
                  didn't mean to be rude.
                  --
                  Noel
                  • 6. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                    (Aandi_Inston) Community Member
                    This is a good point, and one I will try to bear in mind. It would be
                    inconceivable to me to send a picture of a page of a document, but it
                    may well meet many people's needs.

                    Aandi Inston
                    • 7. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                      MichaelKazlow ACP/MVPs
                      The problem with the proposed solution is that there are too many one
                      off solutions:

                      You can print a single page, but it in an envelope and mail it. [The
                      first that came to my mind]

                      You can print a single page, scan it and send it in an email.

                      You can put the page on screen (hi-res or low res), take a picture with
                      a digital camera, connect the camera to the computer take the jpg and
                      email. I've actually seen this one done.

                      You can download cutepdf, print the page to pdf.

                      You can use ghostscript (which is what cutepdf really does if memory
                      serves me correctly), print the page to pdf and email it.

                      The list goes on. Can you use Reader to save a single page the answer is
                      not really in the sense most users mean. You cannot really send the
                      solitary page. You can transform the page in many different ways and
                      send that, but you are not sending the original pdf page.

                      Pedantically yours...Mike
                      • 8. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                        Community Member
                        Hi Angela,

                        I don't know what a marquee tool is, but I would just copy and paste the page in Notepad or Word and send that as an attachment or just copy the page and paste it directly into the email.
                        • 9. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                          YaiYaYaiYa Community Member

                          I use LaTeX (pdflatex) to do this. The package pdfpages can do what you want:

                          \documentclass{article}

                          \usepackage[final]{pdfpages}

                          \begin{document}

                          \includepdf[pages={<page number>}]{<path to pdf document>}

                          \end{document}

                           

                          For example:

                           

                          \documentclass{article}

                          \usepackage[final]{pdfpages}

                          \begin{document}

                          \includepdf[pages={11}]{./mypdfdocument.pdf}

                          \end{document}

                          • 10. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                            JustinCase.ftw Community Member

                            Bring up your source PDF in Acrobat.  Click the Thumbnails tab so that you see representations of the individual pages.  On the source document right-mouse click the page you want, choose Extract... and the page(s) you want.  It will create a new PDF document that you may then File -> Save.

                             

                            I don't know if this would work, but you could try to bring up the source document, choose File -> Print.  Select a print range that only includes the page you want then select the Adobe PDF Writer as the output printer.

                            • 11. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                              ~graffiti ACP/MVPs

                              The original poster has Reader, not Acrobat.

                              • 12. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                JustinCase.ftw Community Member

                                So the OP can try the second suggestion.  It may actually work.

                                • 13. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                  ~graffiti ACP/MVPs

                                  JustinCase.ftw wrote:

                                   

                                  So the OP can try the second suggestion.  It may actually work.

                                  Yeah, if they have Acrobat and they don't so no, they can't.

                                  • 14. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                    JustinCase.ftw Community Member

                                    Okay, so in having this dialog we've highlighted for the OP and others who are searching for problem resolution that...

                                     

                                    * Adobe Reader does not have this feature

                                    * Adobe Acrobat has this feature

                                     

                                    I might then suggest that he/she take the document into Google Documents and manage/save it in this manner.

                                     

                                    Personally I like Adobe Acrobat and think it's worth the price if you do enough work with it.  When, however, simple tasks are removed from the teaser version I think that it may be worthwhile to do any (free) work-arounds that are available.  Years ago it was difficult to find this functionality unless Adobe was providing the solution.  Now that's not the case.  I would suggest that Adobe start rolling more features into the teaser version as well as fixing what appears to be a variety of problems that affect PDF developers.

                                    • 15. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                      kmboston Community Member

                                      I have Adobe reader only, in order to send one page of a document I took your second suggestion with a small modification: Install a print to PDF (Mac computers already come with one installed, for Windows I use doPDF), go to the page you want in the PDF, select file print current page and choose the PDF printer setup by the print to PDF software.. this will in effect 'print' that one page to PDF format and there you have it a PDF of just one page of the document.

                                      • 16. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                        JustinCase.ftw Community Member

                                        > "I have Adobe reader only, in order to send one page of a document I took your second suggestion with a small modification: Install a print to PDF (Mac computers already come with one installed, for Windows I use doPDF), go to the page you want in the PDF, select file print current page and choose the PDF printer setup by the print to PDF software.. this will in effect 'print' that one page to PDF format and there you have it a PDF of just one page of the document."

                                         

                                        Good thinking.  I have a Mac, too, and often print to PDF from it as well.  I'd not thought of this as an option (printing a selection or the current page) but that sounds like a great work-around.

                                         

                                        --------

                                         

                                        I just keep coming up with more and more things that Adobe Acrobat 5 could do (like create/edit forms) that Adobe Acrobat Professional 7 can't do.  I'm working at someone's desk now who has Acrobat Professional 7 and it can't simply add form elements to an existing PDF document.  It forces you to use another program by Adobe like Designer.  And then in Designer when you attempt to import the same PDF it then barfs and destroys the graphic elements that were embedded in the original form.

                                         

                                        How can a company get this bad in the span of a few years?  Earlier versions worked simply and well (enough).  The new stuff routinely won't do the most simple tasks.  This is ridiculous.

                                        • 17. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                          try67 ACP/MVPs

                                          The second part of your post does not belong here, as it relates to Acrobat, not to Reader.

                                          What you saw is because the form you had was initially created in LiveCycle Designer, and is therefore not editable in Acrobat self.

                                          Acrobat Pro 7 (and later versions) is 100% capable of creating and editing Acrobat Forms.

                                          • 18. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                            rfbrost2 Community Member

                                            >> "I have Adobe reader only, in order to send one page of a document I took your second suggestion with a small modification: Install a print to PDF (Mac computers already come with one installed, for Windows I use doPDF), go to the page you want in the PDF, select file print current page and choose the PDF printer setup by the print to PDF software.. this will in effect 'print' that one page to PDF format and there you have it a PDF of just one page of the document."

                                             

                                            >"Good thinking.  I have a Mac, too, and often print to PDF from it as well.  I'd not thought of this as an option (printing a selection or the current page) but that sounds like a great work-around."

                                             

                                            I just tried this on the Mac and there is one small detail worth mentioning, Adobe Reader somehow intercepts the Save as a PDF command and puts up a dialog box saying that "Saving a PDF file when printing is not supported."   Therefore, one must use the Finder to Get Info (Cmd-I) on the file in question and change the "Open with" property from Adobe Reader.app to Apple's Preview.app.  Then, after closing the Get Info window, double clicking on the file to launch Preview, one can Save as a PDF from the Print Dialog box.

                                            • 19. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                              kiski Community Member

                                              rfbrost,

                                              Excellent! Thanks.

                                               

                                              :-)

                                              • 20. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                Nostrademption Community Member

                                                If you're on a mac forget about Acrobat on Lion (maybe even Snow Leopard and Leopard too). I ran into this issue on Lion so here I am....

                                                 

                                                you have to go through the routine of "printing to",, With Acrobat go to the printer preferences panel > select pdf, select save as pdf... only to find you cannot and get some even more riduclous and useless pop up telling you to chose file save as.... which only lets you save the entire document! Utter

                                                waste of time and space...and not what you are after.

                                                 

                                                Solution... Open the pdf with Preview, then Cmd + P will bring up the same dialog box mentioned above with pdf down bottom left... First enter the page number into the pages option's From dialog... eg From 40 to 40 (= page 40 only) then hit the pdf bitton and dave as,,, Works perfectly with Preview but no chance with Acrobat!!!! I am starting to get the feeling that this product is fast becoming redundant as it seemingly is not up to basic operations such as printing or saving off a single page anymore. Plenty of freeware solutions are now available on the net - some of which I am quite sure would handle this... but since preview is installed on mac by default.... why not?

                                                 

                                                After all this have a good think abou whether you will or even need to Upgrade Acrobat the next time round. It seems the more 'advanced' Adobe get the more useless certain products are becoming.... Don't know if it's just me...


                                                UPDATED Sept 11

                                                 

                                                Seems there is a way to print a single page with Acrobat X.. but not at all as straightforward as mentioned above...

                                                 

                                                You need to go View>Tools> Extract, then select the page you want and save it as a seperate pdf. Then open the new pdf and print that... Wonderfully intuitive on Adobe' s part....

                                                • 21. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                  LinnJamar Community Member

                                                  This is so easy!!!

                                                   

                                                  In the left hand of the document are three buttons.

                                                   

                                                  First one is "Pages"

                                                  Second one is "Bookmarks"

                                                  Third one is "Signatures"

                                                   

                                                  Click on the "Pages", this will bring up the thumbnails of all the pages in the left hand screen

                                                   

                                                  Now lets say you have 150 and you only want to send page 12 via email. You need to save page 12 as it's own document.

                                                   

                                                  Find page 12 in the thumbnail, Right click with your mouse, click on the "Extract Pages"

                                                   

                                                  a screen will pop up and it will ask From _______ To ________ of________Pages

                                                   

                                                  Going with the example here, You would type in From "12" To "12" of "150"Pages

                                                   

                                                  Then a new screen will pop up and it will be that page "12", Save it and now your ready to send.

                                                   

                                                  Very easy

                                                  • 22. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                    try67 ACP/MVPs

                                                    It's "very easy" if you have Acrobat. It's impossible if you have Reader, which is what we're talking about here...

                                                    • 23. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                      LinnJamar Community Member

                                                      O well I’m sure there is something like that with “Reader” all people have to do is play around with the program and they will figure it out. I didn’t know how to do anything with Adobe Acrobat but I learned by just messing around. Of Course you could always down load the trail version on Adobe Acrobat and do it that way

                                                      • 24. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                        try67 ACP/MVPs

                                                        You shouldn't give advice if you don't know what you're talking about.

                                                        There's no point in "playing around" in Reader looking for this function.

                                                        It's simply not there.

                                                        • 25. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                          LinnJamar Community Member

                                                          I bet it is..And I know what Im talking about I just haven’t had reader on my computer for awhile. But once Im off work , I will download it and mess around with it and figure it out and let you know.

                                                           

                                                          ☺ no point of being rude.!!!

                                                          • 26. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                            try67 ACP/MVPs

                                                            OK, how much are you willing to bet, then?

                                                            I'm willing to put $50 on it that you can't extract any pages in Adobe Reader.

                                                            The only thing that is possible is to delete the other pages, but only if the file has a very special right applied to it with the LC Reader Extensions Server.

                                                             

                                                            So, are we on?

                                                            • 27. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                              LinnJamar Community Member

                                                              Well I have 7 kids and one on the way, don’t have money to bet..I’m a poor girl! But I am well educated and just for the satisfaction I will make a bet but not for money.

                                                              • 28. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                                try67 ACP/MVPs

                                                                OK, I'll wait for the exact instructions you will surely provide on how to do it...

                                                                • 29. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                                  ~graffiti ACP/MVPs

                                                                  LinnJamar wrote:

                                                                   

                                                                  I will make a bet but not for money.

                                                                  That's a good decision since you're going to lose the bet.

                                                                  • 30. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                                    LinnJamar Community Member

                                                                    How about…..

                                                                     

                                                                    Open a PDF document in Reader.

                                                                     

                                                                    Click the "Tools" menu. Click "Select & Zoom," then "Snapshot Tool." Use this tool if you want to save individual pages containing text and images.

                                                                     

                                                                    Click the "View" menu, then "Zoom," then "Fit to Page." This will ensure the Snapshot tool captures the entire page.

                                                                     

                                                                    Click anywhere on the page you want to save. Click "OK" when prompted to confirm the selection has been copied. The page is automatically copied to the clipboard as an image.

                                                                     

                                                                    Open a blank document in another application, such as Microsoft<http://www.ehow.com/how_7157308_save-individual-pages-adobe-reader.html> Word or WordPad. Click "Ctrl+V" to paste the image of the PDF page. Save the document.

                                                                     

                                                                    Yeah I’m sure there is something easier. Even if you have to export it to Microsoft, you can still save the page as a PDF

                                                                    • 31. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                                      try67 ACP/MVPs

                                                                      You can also take a digital camera, take a picture of the screen, print it out, scan it and make a PDF of it, but that doesn't mean you extracted the page, just that you made a (bad and partial) copy of it.

                                                                      • 32. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                                        LinnJamar Community Member

                                                                        That is true…Im telling you I will figure it out .. just give me a few!!

                                                                        • 33. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                                          kiski Community Member

                                                                          C,mon folks! We're here to help each other solve problems.

                                                                           

                                                                          Follow rfbrost2 solution. It worked for me!

                                                                           

                                                                          Have a Superb day! :-)

                                                                          • 34. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                                            minkkim2000 Community Member

                                                                            If you go to "Document," there is an "Extract Pages..." option that lets you pull out exactly the pages that you want from the rest of the pdf file. Once you extract the specific pages that you need, you may save them seperately and you will be good to go!

                                                                            • 35. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                                              ~graffiti ACP/MVPs

                                                                              Um...no. There isn't. That option requires Adobe Acrobat, not Adobe Reader which the original poster is discussing.

                                                                              • 36. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                                                Claudio González MVP

                                                                                ~graffiti wrote:

                                                                                 

                                                                                Um...no. There isn't. That option requires Adobe Acrobat, not Adobe Reader which the original poster is discussing.

                                                                                 

                                                                                If I had any power around here, I would close this thread. The same suggestions have been offered several times since 2008, including the ones involving the use of Acrobat.

                                                                                • 37. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                                                  ~graffiti ACP/MVPs

                                                                                  I noticd that. Every now and then a random person will come along and make an off the wall suggestion.

                                                                                  • 38. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                                                    Claudio González MVP

                                                                                    What bothers me is to see the same off the wall suggestions posted again and again...

                                                                                    • 39. Re: How to save ONE single page of pdf document?
                                                                                      kiski Community Member

                                                                                      What worked for me before on August 7, as per rfbrost2 above, doesn't anymore. My printer has been changed and doesn't give me that Print to PDF one page option anymore. I'm using MacOSX10.5.8 and Reader 10.0.1.

                                                                                      What changed?

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