How to Delete Pages in PDF?

Have you ever written an article, essay, or anything else, but couldn’t figure out how to delete pages in PDF? It can be quite frustrating when you work hard on something they can’t figure out how to fix it.

To help you with this problem, we will tell you exactly how to delete a page that is not wanted in PDF without any problems or hiccups. You will no longer have to struggle with turning in a document that you are not proud of. With this knowledge, you can ensure that your document is all that you want and need it to be.

4 Ways to Delete PDF Pages

There are a few different methods on how to delete a page in PDF, all of which we are going to outline in this article. Any of the following methods work as they should and will help you to perfect your document.

Below are the top five ways that you can use to delete a page in PDF:

1 Remove Pages from PDF on Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader

One way that you can delete a specific page in a PDF document is through Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. This method to delete a page is very easy and convenient, though, if you are using adobe acrobat to remove pages in PDF, you want to use the ‘Organize Pages’ tool which is not free, so be aware of that.

Steps for adobe acrobat:

1. The first step in deleting a page in PDF using Adobe is to open the PDF document using the Adobe Acrobat tool.

2. From there, you will want to choose the ‘Organize Pages’ tool. This tool can be found on the right panel of the page in the document,

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3. Once you have opened the document and selected the tool, choose the page you wish to delete, click the delete button, and confirm that it is completed. There will be a confirmation page ensuring that you want that page deleted.

4. Finally, simply save the PDF and you are done!

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The one downside to this tool is that it is not free, so you will have to pay a certain amount. Unlike other tools that are outlined in this article, though this one is easy and convenient, it does cost.

2 Delete PDF Pages on Browser

If you want to use a browser instead of an online tool, you have the choice of either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, both of which will allow you to delete a specific page in your PDF.

Steps for Google Chrome:

1. Drag the file into the download area.

2. Select the range of pages or select pages to edit or extract.

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3.Once the dropdown list pops up, select the format that you would like to extract the document to.

4. Save the PDF into the desired output.

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3 Removing Pages from PDF on Mac

 Another way in which you can delete a page in PDF is by using the preview tool on a Mac. As can be seen in the name, the only way that this can be used is if you own and use a MacBook or Apple product. If you don’t, this tool will not work for you.

Steps for MAC:

1. Double click the PDF in order to open in preview on your Apple device. If this does not work, simply right click it and select ‘Open With’ followed by ‘Preview’.

2. Once the preview is open, use the view menu. In the view menu and select ‘Thumbnails’ in order to see all of the pages.

3. Once the thumbnails are open, select all of the pages that you wish to delete. Either select one page or use the ‘Command’ key to select multiple.

4. Finally, once the pages are selected, go to the ‘Edit’ bar at the top and select ‘Delete”.

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4 How to Remove PDF Pages Online?

 If you do not have an Apple product and cannot delete PDF pages that way, there are also various online sources that can help you to delete a page in PDF format. One of these tools, the one that we are going to discuss in this article, is known as SmallPDF. However, with SmallPDF comes with the downside of private security. With that being said, it is also easy to use and manage.

Steps Online:

1. First, open SmallPDF online to access the “delete PDF Pages” tool.

2. At the top of the page, there is a blue rectangle that allows you to drag or download PDF documents. This will open your PDF document on the site.

3. From there, to delete a specific page or pages, hover your mouse over the pages and click on the trash icon. This will delete those pages, so make sure that you select the correct pages.

4. If you need to rearrange or move pages around, this site also allows you to do that.

5. Finally, click the button that states ‘Apply Changes’ and download the new file.

Bonus: The Best Free PDF Toolkit – PDF WIZ

       One of the quickest and easiest ways to delete a page in PDF is using the tool known as PDF WIZ. PDF WIZ is free to use, allows you to select specific pages to extract and download, you can extract multiple PDF pages, and it won’t affect the quality of the PDF by any means. On top of that, it is 100% safe and easy to use and you won’t run any security risks.

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Steps:

1. Select what you would like to do to your PDF. Select ‘Extract Pages from PDF’ in order to edit and delete pages from your document.

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2. Download the file onto PDF WIZ that you wish to change.

3. Choose the pages that you would like to extract and choose the format in which you would like to extract it.

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4. Finally, click on EXTRACT NOW. After extraction, you can go to the output folder to find the extracted files on your computer.

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There are many advantages to using PDF WIZ over other choices. Not only is it easy to use and free, but it is also safe, reliable, and has various tools that you can use to alter your PDF. 

Author: Judy Li

A tech editor from Starzsoft.com with 10 years' experience in technology blog writing.