I was given a 300 page 13MB PDF today and had to extract a single page from it as a PDF. I don’t have Adobe Acrobat so had to find a quick, free way to do it. A Google search identified a number of free utilities but I wanted to make use of what I already had on my PC. Then it struck me. I already had the utility doPDF to ‘print’ Word files as PDFs and I’ve blogged about this before. So I could probably also extract a single page PDF from my multipage PDF.
And it worked. Once doPDF is installed, and you open the multipage PDF in your reader, an option to print to doPDF is added to your Print menu so that anything that goes to your printer can also go to create a PDF file – so on your Print menu you select either a single page or a range of pages to print to a PDF file. I use Nitro PDF Reader as my PDF viewer but I’m sure this will also work with Foxit Reader and other pdf viewers.