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Acrobat Reader allow us to easily save a copy of the PDF document. How can I save only from page 5 to 10 without purchasing a PDF editing tool?

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You can send page 5 to 10 to a PDF-printer in such a case. Installing a printer that can print to pdf is freeware, and can be done with little loss.

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There are several posibilities:

  1. You can use the freeware pdftk. It's an command line program that can extract pages from existing PDF pages and save then again as PDF. There are also several GUI based tools available that base on pdftk.
  2. PDF split and merge
  3. Furthermore there is even an free online service for extracting PDF pages.
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  • It wouldn't feel right to use a free online tool for pdfs containing any form of personal or sensitive information Aug 2 '17 at 21:33
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If you install pdftk you can do it with the command pdftk cat. The syntax is weird though, so copy carefully:

pdftk in.pdf cat 2-20 output out.pdf
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Another free online tool that does what you are asking:

Extract PDF pages: http://www.sejda.com/extract-pdf-pages

Upload the file, specify the page ranges that you want to extract to a separate file (10-20, 22-) and click "Split".

Its an online service, nothing to install.

There's a command line tool as well, if you prefer that: Sejda PDF command line tool

./bin/sejda-console extractpages -f /input/file.pdf --pageSelection 4-10,20- -o /outputDir

Better than the printer solution since this won't change/alter the original PDF pages.

Disclaimer: I'm one of the developers.

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    Thanks for including the disclaimer. Just FYI, site standards have changed a bit since this question was posted 3 years ago. You could improve your answer, possibly even attract upvotes, if you expand it to include the procedure to accomplish the solution. That also tends to attract people to try your tool because it overcomes the hurdle of anticipating having to figure out how to use it.
    – fixer1234
    Jun 16 '15 at 14:49
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    Jun 16 '15 at 15:06
  • Edi: As @fixer1234 said, promoting your own product overly so tends to look like spam and is frowned upon. Please refrain from posting too much about your own product and consider contributing in some other ways as well.
    – studiohack
    Jun 16 '15 at 15:36
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Here is free tool that can do exactly what you are asking :

http://multi-convert.com/split-pdf

Put start and end pages + number of the pages in the single file.

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The PDFill Free PDF Tools include a simple GUI tool for doing this on Windows:

Screenshot of 'split pages' dialog in PDFill Free PDF Tools

I've found this to be useful for Windows users who don't want to pay for a PDF editor or use the command line. The free tools support various other features like cropping, rotating and page numbering, and while the website encourages you to buy the full-featured PDFill PDF Editor, the free tools don't expire, watermark your PDFs, or nag you to upgrade.

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