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How to Split PDF Files on Mac(OS Sierra Included)

When you're handing a business PDF file, you'll sometimes need to split a large PDF to separate PDF files. For example, you can split a PDF into multiple individual PDF files and then deliver each file to different person to handle it. By doing so, you can get certain persons handle specific part, and keep your files safe. This article will introduce 3 ways to split PDF files on Mac.

Way1. Split PDF Files with Preview on Mac

Every Mac comes installed with Apple's simple and useful application, Preview. To deal with one single PDF document, you can use Preview to split PDF document into several PDF files on Mac OS(Sierra Included). Follow the steps below for splitting PDF files on Mac:

  1. Open the PDF file in Preview.
  2. Select the pages you want to split into smaller PDF documents.
  3. Drag and drop the selected PDF pages to your desktop or to a Finder window. It will then copy the selected PDF pages to its own PDF documents.

Note: This way is easy-to-use if you need to split only a few PDF as separate files. However, it must be time-consuming and tedious to split many PDFs with copying and pasting manually.

Way2. Split PDF Files Using a Free Online Service

Find a free PDF splitter online. You'll be able to use an online service to split a PDF file into one or more pieces. Find a reliable and free website, such as ""

  1. Select and add your PDF files from your computer, Dropbox or Google Drive.
  2. After adding your PDF files, you can set the pages to split.
  3. Type your email address if it's required. Many free online PDF splitters will ask for your email address so they can email the finished product to you; others will simply allow you access the finished product online.

Way3. Split PDF Files with PDF Splitter Mac

If you have Cisdem PDFToolkit installed, its Split function can split multiple PDF files as separate PDF conveniently and quickly with only a few clicks.

Cisdem PDFToolkit is an easy-to-use PDF Splitter for Mac to help you quickly extract special pages or page ranges from large PDF files by splitting. What’s more, it also lets you easily combine multiple PDF files into one, compress entire PDF file into smaller size file, extract images out of the PDF, or extract Text out of the PDF file.

  1. Download and install Cisdem PDF Toolkit for Mac. Run it.
  2. After installing the software, open it up and click on “Split” on the toolbar. Then add PDF files with drag-n-drop.
  3. In the right panel choose to split PDF by Page, by pages to keep, or split by pages to remove.
  4. Click the “Split” button to start splitting PDF files on Mac.

2016-09-21 11:16:22 / Posted byRosa Reyes to PDF Follow @ Rosa

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1 Responses

  • katt

    Oh really, a tool combining so many functions. Thanks for giving a free trial.

    4 months ago REPLY

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