We are much likely to work on PDF files, because it is the prevailing file format with high security and versatility to present digital contents. However, when we encounter large PDFs or need to assign specific pages of a PDF to different members for collaboration, we will have to split PDF pages.
This article will introduce 6 ways to split PDF pages on Mac. We will learn how to split PDF into individual or multiple files with PDFMaster, Preview, Automator，Adobe Acrobat or free mac PDF splitters, even if you are splitting a large or dozens-of-page PDFs.
PDF splitting or combing are basic PDF editing tasks. If you need split PDF pages, or organize and manage PDF pages very often, a PDF toolkit containing all necessary PDF tools will be greatly helpful, such as PDFMaster.
PDFMaster is a mac and Windows PDF toolkit, offering users 8 PDF tools to handle their PDFs: PDF Convert, PDF Create, PDF Compress, PDF Edit, PDF Merge, PDF Encrypt, PDF Split, PDF Decrypt.
With PDFMaster PDF Split tool, users can quickly split a PDF into multiple files by equal page quantity or by specific page range, for example, you can split a 25-page PDF to 5 PDF files, each has 5 pages, or you can split a 25-pages PDF to several PDF files, one contains pages from page 1 to page 10, one contains page 11 only…, just as you need.
Preview is the built-in tool to open, view, markup and organize PDF pages on macOS. There is no Split tool in Preview, but you can still use Preview to split PDF pages. However, you can only split a PDF by specific page range, in other words, Preview allows splitting a PDF into another PDF with manually selected PDF pages only.
Another way to split PDF pages on Mac for free is using Automator, it helps split multiple PDF files efficiently with a created workflow, however, you can only split a PDF into individual pages on Mac with Automator, that’s to say, your PDF file will be split into one-page PDF files.
Also, there are 3rd party free PDF splitter tools for Mac users. You can use web browser or online free service to split your PDFs.
Most of web browsers supporting reading PDFs, including Google Chrome. You can use the Print function to split a PDF file, it allows splitting odd pages only, even pages only or pages of custom page range.
ilovepdf is an online free PDF toolkit offering rich features: split, merge, compress, convert, protect, unlock, organize and edit PDFs. With its Split PDF tool, you can split PDF pages into multiple files by custom range or by fixed ranges. But, it may take some time to upload and download your files, especially for large PDFs.
If you have installed Adobe Acrobat on your Mac, it helps separate PDF pages too. Adobe Acrobat offers more criteria and output options to separate a PDF file, it can split PDF pages by numbers of pages, maximum file size, bookmark, and allows saving split PDF files in specified folder.
We have many more options to split a PDF file, each option offers different settings to split PDF pages. If you work on PDFs very often, install a professional toolkit like Cisdem PDFMaster on your mac for more PDF tasks. In the case that you prefer web tools for PDF splitting, don’t update confidential and private PDF files, it may bring potential risks of information leakage since it requires uploading your files to a 3rd party server.
Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.
Oh really, a tool combining so many functions. Thanks for giving a free trial.