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Offline Chuckls

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Selecting and Extracting multi pages from Acrobat
« on: January 24, 2019, 12:58:52 PM »
I have a 4400 page PDF that is financial statements. Some have 4 pages, some have 3 pages. I need to extracted all of the 4 pagers as one PDF and all of the 3 pagers as another, and all of the ones that are 2 pages as well. I manually extracted the 3 & 4 pagers because there wasn't that many. I have over 2500+ 2 pagers that would take forever to do manually. Anyone have any ideas? I have Pitstop. Acrobat DC. Thank in Advance!

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Re: Selecting and Extracting multi pages from Acrobat
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 01:17:52 PM »
I'm confused - if you already manually extracted the 3 and 4 pagers, aren't you just left with the 2 pagers?
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Re: Selecting and Extracting multi pages from Acrobat
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 01:22:07 PM »
I would suggest going to Fiverr.com and look on there for someone to program a Python script that might do what you are looking. Might cost $20-$50, but probably cheaper that your time doing it manually. I've had a couple of projects done this way, well worth the money.
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Re: Selecting and Extracting multi pages from Acrobat
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 01:26:19 PM »
If your trying to make them all 2pg pdfs, In Acrobat you can select Split, Under window/split
it will then ask how many pages you want to split them into, I think the default is 2
before you click on split there is an output options button that can put an underscore and a label after each pdf
I usually let the underscore stay and delete where it says Part, It will number the pdfs anyway
play around with it

might want to make sure your file is in a folder, otherwise you will have a bunch of pdfs on your desktop!

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Re: Selecting and Extracting multi pages from Acrobat
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 01:47:59 PM »
Quote from: Tracy link=msg=304803 date=1548354379

If your trying to make them all 2pg pdfs, In Acrobat you can select Split, Under window/split
it will then ask how many pages you want to split them into, I think the default is 2
before you click on split there is an output options button that can put an underscore and a label after each pdf
I usually let the underscore stay and delete where it says Part, It will number the pdfs anyway
play around with it

might want to make sure your file is in a folder, otherwise you will have a bunch of pdfs on your desktop!
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Re: Selecting and Extracting multi pages from Acrobat
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 02:09:26 PM »
Sorry, I wrote the post like a CSR writing Job instructions, I forgot to mention there are some single pages as well.

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Re: Selecting and Extracting multi pages from Acrobat
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2019, 02:24:35 PM »
how are you deciphering the 1 pg and 2 pg in the 2500pg pdf?

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Re: Selecting and Extracting multi pages from Acrobat
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2019, 02:31:10 PM »
Each Person gets either a single sided 1 page or 2 single sided pages. So, the 1st 100 or so maybe 1 single sided page and then the next 20 are the 2 single sided pages, they are very random. They do have a page numbers.

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Re: Selecting and Extracting multi pages from Acrobat
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2019, 02:45:16 PM »
That's a tough one, don't think any program could help you split that up
Get a cup of coffee and starting clicking away!
you could add blanks for the 1 sided pretty quickly I think, and then once you got the 1 & 2 pg files split up
remove the blanks in pitstop, sorry got no answer, but welcome Chuckls!

altho since it has page numbers maybe what Scott posted would work?

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Re: Selecting and Extracting multi pages from Acrobat
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2019, 02:45:29 PM »
I just ran a few ideas, but none worked. There's no easy way to do this. You could open up the sidebar, and manually drag out the single pages (one at a time, or as a group) but you'd have to manually delete them afterwards and rename the files on your desktop as you drag them out one at a time (or else they overwrite each other), and then split the group afterwards.
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Re: Selecting and Extracting multi pages from Acrobat
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2019, 02:49:48 PM »
Thanks for your help! I'll try what Scott suggested. If or when  I find an answer I'll update this post.

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Re: Selecting and Extracting multi pages from Acrobat
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2019, 03:20:51 PM »
Quote from: DCurry link=msg=304801 date=1548353872

I'm confused - if you already manually extracted the 3 and 4 pagers, aren't you just left with the 2 pagers?


Unless they clicked the box to delete those extracted pages when extracting then they would still be in there.
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Re: Selecting and Extracting multi pages from Acrobat
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2019, 03:26:17 PM »
Quote from: Chuckls link=msg=304812 date=1548359388

Thanks for your help! I'll try what Scott suggested. If or when  I find an answer I'll update this post.


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Re: Selecting and Extracting multi pages from Acrobat
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2019, 04:29:35 PM »
I believe this would work for you.  If your set of 1, 2, 3 or 4 pdf's have the same code and in the same position, then it would save each as it's own pdf. No expert on this, just got this myself...
http://www.a-pdf.com/content-splitter/index.htm

you might be able to do the tag to bookmark to spit shown here too depending on your pdf:
https://www.b4print.com/index.php?topic=9611.0