How to Extract Pages From PDF in Windows 10

By | March 15, 2022

PDF is a multi-platform document format. So there’s no shortage of PDF apps and software to manage all your PDF needs. One such requirement is the ability to extract a specific page or a set of pages from a larger PDF document.

Third-party tools can do it easily, but did you know that Windows 10 has native tools that do the same job? It’s called Microsoft Print to PDF, and here’s how to use it.

How to Extract Pages From PDF in Windows 10

The Print to PDF feature is built into Windows 10 and is available for any application that has a print feature. You can find it in the app’s Print dialog. Also note that “extracting pages from PDF” keeps the original PDF document intact. The extracted pages are “copied” as separate PDFs and saved in your desired location.

The process is simple. We use Google Chrome to open and extract PDF pages:

  • Open the PDF file you want to extract pages from with a program that supports PDF. Browsers like Chrome and Microsoft Edge are ideal candidates. Even Microsoft Word can do the job.
  • Open the Print dialog or press the universal hotkey Ctrl + P. You can also right-click and select Print from the context menu.
  • In the Print dialog, set your printer to Microsoft Print to PDF.

  • In the Pages section, select the option to enter a page range and enter the page numbers you want to extract. For example, if you want to extract a PDF file, enter 7 in the box. If you want to extract multiple non-consecutive pages like pages 7 and 11, enter 7, 11 in the box.
  • Click Print and browse to the location where you want to save the file.
  • Multiple extracted pages are saved as a single PDF document. To separate them as separate documents, you need to extract them one by one.

The ability to extract PDF pages is useful in many everyday scenarios, just as this free tool helps you edit PDF files on the go.