Have you ever found yourself wanting to make a separate PDF file of a larger file, but with only a few of the original pages? I found myself in that situation today with a scholarship form. In order to electronically send the reference letter forms to my references, I wanted to separate out the form from the rest of the application. I researched how to go about doing this by starting with a Google search, and found a brilliant solution: use Google Chrome! Here are the steps:
- Download the Google Chrome web browser if you haven't already. It's free.
- Open a new tab in Google Chrome.
- From a Windows Explorer window (or your desktop), drag & drop your original PDF file into the Google Chrome window. (You have to do this twice for some reason. The first time you drag & drop it, nothing will happen. Do it again, and it'll open up the PDF file in Chrome.)
- If for some reason this doesn't work on the second try, check your settings to be sure Chrome's PDF viewer is enabled. To do this, type “chrome://plugins” in the address bar without the quotes. Ensure that it's enabled, clicking “enable” if not.
- Now, you have the PDF file open in your Google Chrome browser.
- Next, you'll go to Print the file. But don't actually print it. Just open the Print dialogue box.
- Now, in the Print dialogue box, click on the "Change" button to change your printer type. Select "Save as PDF".
- Then, in the "Pages" section of the Print dialogue, only select the pages you wish to include in your new file.
- Finally, click "Print" and a box will pop up asking you to save your new PDF file. Type the new name, save it, and you're finished!
|Do this twice. The first time you do it, nothing will happen. That doesn't mean it didn't work. Just do it again.|