gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -dSAFER -dFirstPage=14 -dLastPage=17 -sOutputFile=OUTPUT.pdf ORIGINAL.pdf

Extracting a range of pages from a PDF, using GhostScript

In this example we extract pages 14-17

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2011-08-12 14:35:20

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