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split a multi-page PDF into separate files

Terminal - split a multi-page PDF into separate files
gs -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dFirstPage=2 -dLastPage=2 -sOutputFile=page2.pdf multipageinputfile.pdf
2010-02-10 08:48:48
User: drewbenn
Functions: gs
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split a multi-page PDF into separate files

Have to do this once per output file, because if device is 'pdfwrite', even if 'gs' sees '%d' in the OutputFile it still only creates one single output file. Embed it into a simple shell script if you want to split a document out into one file for every page.

Alternatives

There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
pdftk in.pdf burst
2010-02-10 13:31:36
User: rodolfoap
Tags: pdftk
8

Simple alternative to the previous submitted one

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What others think

using ghostscript (gs) for pdf management is convenient and will work fine, but just remember it converts to postscript and back to work which can mangle some things, but more importantly will re-compress any embedded images inside the PDF, use pdftk or stapler instead for lossless pdf cat and burst.

Comment by infinull 290 weeks and 3 days ago

there are alot of online converters available also these days that can do this for you one of them is Aspose.PDF for Java here is the link: http://www.aspose.com/java/pdf-component.aspx

Comment by shane 112 weeks and 4 days ago

I needed just such a PDF file splitter tool, last week. i downloaded and used the free PDF Split and merge Tools at [http://exchangerecovery.hubpages.com/hub/mergepdf] and it worked. Try it.....!

Comment by frankdark 87 weeks and 2 days ago

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