How To Split And Merge PDF Documents

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Not the type of posts I usually produce. A promotional review of a tool.

Everyone knows that PDF files are hard to work with. Apart from figuring out how to convert PDF documents, oftentimes we’re also trying to put together the best PDF document possible from other content.

But when those content sources are already in the PDF format, it can seem like an uphill battle just to get the content separated. More often than not, we need to figure out how to manipulate PDF documents at the page level.

Sometimes we may need to rework a PDF document by adding or removing a few pages. Manipulating PDF documents like this can seem intimidating at first.

If you have legal PDF documents your concern may be preserving the integrity of the PDF pages, or if you’re working with reports, you may be worried about deleting the original PDF pages for good.

Normally, you’d have to convert the entire PDF file into a Microsoft Word document, delete or insert the pages accordingly, and then convert it back to PDF. But there’s an easier way to do it.

With a tool like Able2Extract 10 from, you can merge and split your PDFs as easily as you can select a page. This latest version comes with features for converting, creating and editing PDF documents.

Under the latter category, Able2Extract 10 has added the ability to merge and split PDF files. It does this by letting you extract or insert PDF pages to your currently opened PDF document.

For instance, if you have blank pages or full page images in a PDF you’d like to remove or collect into one file, you can extract them into a completely separate file. Or, if you’d like to add some supplementary information to compliment your existing PDF content, you can add them page by page into an existing PDF document easily.

Here’s a look at how this can be done with Able2Extract 10’s latest PDF splitting and merging feature.

To Merge PDFs:

1. Open the PDF you wish to add pages to in Able2Extract 10.

2. Click on Edit from the toolbar


3. From the side editing panel, select Insert From PDF

4. From the dialog that appears, select your PDF file from which you want to insert pages from. Click on Open.


5. Enter the page or range of pages you want to insert. Then specify where, in the already opened PDF, you want them inserted. Click on Insert.


Able2Extract 10 will then insert the page as desired:


6. Click on the Save icon in the toolbar to save your changes to the PDF document.

This feature is perfect for assembling content from separate PDF documents. No conversion or data transfer is necessary. The PDF page addition is instantaneous!

To Split PDFs:

1. Open the PDF you wish to split or extract pages from in Able2Extract 10.

2. Click on Edit from the toolbar

3. From the side editing panel, select Extract…


4. In the dialog that appears, specify which pages you’d like to extract.


5. Once your pages are selected, you’ll be able to extract those pages into a new file. In the dialog that pops up, give your file a name and save the PDF to a location of your choice.


This gives you a neat PDF file full of pre-selected pages from your existing PDF. You can then view the PDF with extracted pages in any PDF viewer as a complete file in itself: