Split into groups of pages

You can elect to split a PDF document into a set of individual PDF files, each containing a specific number of pages. For example, if the original file contains 30 pages, and you choose to split it into files containing 5 pages each, 6 PDF files will be created.

To split a PDF into groups of pages:

  1. On the Page Layout ribbon tab, in the Pages group, click Split
  2. Click the Into files of ‘n’ pages option, and then enter the number of pages each new file should contain
  3. In the General Options group, do any of the following:
    • If the document is intended for web display, select Enable fast web view
    • To redirect navigational elements (such as bookmarks and hyperlinks) to the new location, select Update navigational elements
    • To support creating identical form fields, select Support identical form fields
    • To update the PDF title with the output filename, select Update title with output filename
    • Specify how bookmarks should be displayed when the new file is opened, choose the desired option from the Bookmarks list
  4. In the Output Destination and Filename group, do one of the following:
    • If you would like to use the original filename as the base filename for the split files, select Use filename
    • To specify a new base filename, clear the Use filename checkbox, then type a new name in the Base filename field
  5. Choose how the filename is to be created by selecting an option from the Make the target filename by adding list, entering a starting number if required
  6. In the Destination folder group, do one of the following:
    • To place the split PDFs in the same location as the original file, click Same as source folder
    • If you would like to specify a new folder to place the split PDFs, select the In radio button then click the Browse button to select a folder
  7. Click Split