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Extract and Replace PDF Pages in Acrobat XI

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Extract and Replace PDF Pages: Overview

            Using Acrobat, you can easily extract and replace PDF pages to extract pages from a PDF or to replace one page with another in a PDF. For example, extracting pages from a PDF is useful if you want to email somebody just one or two pages from a PDF. Learning how to extract and replace PDF pages is an important skill to master when learning Acrobat. You can extract and replace PDF pages to make editing changes to existing PDFs. While combining PDF pages is a useful skill, you should also learn how to extract and replace PDF pages so you can more selectively edit sections of content within multiple PDFs.

            To extract pages from a PDF, open a PDF that contains the pages to extract and use the Page Thumbnails panel to select the page or pages to extract. Click the “Options” button in the toolbar at the top of the Page Thumbnails panel and choose “Extract Pages…” from the drop-down to open the “Extract Pages” dialog box.

            Notice how selecting the thumbnails before opening this dialog box allows the dialog box to automatically select the pages to extract. If needed, enter the page range to extract by typing page numbers into the “From:” and “To” text boxes. Note that the extracted pages must be adjacent within the PDF. You cannot extract non-adjacent pages at one time in Acrobat. Then select what to do with these pages by checking the desired checkbox options: “Delete Pages After Extracting” and “Extract Pages As Separate Files.” If you choose the “Extract Pages As Separate Files” checkbox and click “OK,” the “Browse For Folder” dialog box launches and prompts you to select a destination folder for the new files. If unchecked, the pages will simply be extracted into a new PDF when you click the “OK” button.

            To replace pages within a PDF, select the page thumbnails to replace within a PDF using the Page Thumbnails panel. Click the “Options” button in the toolbar at the top of the Page Thumbnails panel and choose the “Replace Pages…” command from the drop-down menu to open the “Select File With New Pages” dialog box. Use this dialog box to find and select the PDF that contains the pages you want to use as replacements for the currently selected pages within the PDF. Then click the “Open” button in the “Select File With New Pages” dialog box after selecting the PDF to open the “Replace Pages” dialog box. In the “Original” section, you can enter the pages in the original PDF to replace by typing a page range into the “From:” and “To:” text boxes. Note that if you had selected the page thumbnails before clicking the “Options” button, this dialog box will already have the “Original” values filled in for you. Then enter the pages to use as the new replacement pages by entering that page range into “From:” and “To:” text boxes in the “Replacement” section. Then click the “OK” button. You will then need to click the “Yes” button in the message box that appears to confirm the replacement.

Extract and Replace PDF Pages in Acrobat XI: A picture of the "Extract Pages" dialog box.

Extract and Replace PDF Pages in Acrobat XI: A picture of the “Extract Pages” dialog box.

Extract and Replace PDF Pages: Instructions

  1. To extract pages from a PDF, open a PDF that contains the pages you want to extract and use the Page Thumbnails panel to select the page or pages to extract.
  2. Click the “Options” button in the toolbar at the top of the Page Thumbnails panel and choose “Extract Pages…” from the drop-down to open the “Extract Pages” dialog box.
  3. Notice how selecting the thumbnails before opening this dialog box allows the dialog box to automatically select the pages to extract. If needed, enter the page range to extract by typing page numbers into the “From:” and “To” text boxes. Note that the extracted pages must be adjacent within the PDF. You cannot extract non-adjacent pages at one time in Acrobat.
  4. Then select what to do with these pages by checking the desired checkbox options: “Delete Pages After Extracting” and “Extract Pages As Separate Files.”
  5. If you choose the “Extract Pages As Separate Files” checkbox and click “OK,” the “Browse For Folder” dialog box launches and prompts you to select a destination folder for the new files. If unchecked, the pages will simply be extracted into a new PDF when you click the “OK” button.
  6. To replace pages within a PDF, select the page thumbnails to replace within a PDF using the Page Thumbnails panel.
  7. Click the “Options” button in the toolbar at the top of the Page Thumbnails panel and choose the “Replace Pages…” command from the drop-down menu to open the “Select File With New Pages” dialog box.
  8. Use this dialog box to find and select the PDF that contains the pages you want to use as replacements for the currently selected pages within the PDF.
  9. Then click the “Open” button in the “Select File With New Pages” dialog box after selecting the PDF to open the “Replace Pages” dialog box.
  10. In the “Original” section, you can enter the pages in the original PDF to replace by typing a page range into the “From:” and “To:” text boxes. Note that if you had selected the page thumbnails before clicking the “Options” button, this dialog box will already have the “Original” values filled in for you.
  11. Then enter the pages to use as the new replacement pages by entering that page range into “From:” and “To:” text boxes in the “Replacement” section.
  12. Then click the “OK” button.
  13. You will then need to click the “Yes” button in the message box that appears to confirm the replacement.

Extract and Replace PDF Pages: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “7.1- Extracting and Replacing Pages,” shows how to extract and replace PDF Pages in Acrobat XI. This video lesson that shows how to extract and replace PDF pages is taken from our complete Acrobat XI tutorial titled “Mastering Acrobat Made Easy v.XI.”

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