How To Split / Extract PDF Pages

We all know that PDF documents can look great and easy to open on most devices but it may feel like you need to be a techie whizz to manipulate a document, for example, you only need a few pages of a large PDF document but have no idea how to split / extract the pages.

Have no fear; it is PDF Binder Standard to the rescue. Our latest app makes it easy to extract one or more PDF pages to a new document, multiple documents or a variety of image formats. You can even password protect, encrypt or compress the extracted PDFs.

For this step by step How-To guide we will use our latest app, PDF Binder Standard.

What do I need?

Firstly, please download PDF Binder Standard from the Microsoft Store. Please check out our Feature Comparison or contact our support team if you are not sure which app to choose.

Let’s get started

Launch PDF Binder Standard.

You will be presented with the dashboard screen with the option to create a new project, open previous projects, contact our friendly support team or rate us (shameless plug: we would really appreciate a rating and review!).


  • Select New Project.
  • The Windows file picker will appear; please choose the desired file and select Open.
  • A virtual view of the document will be presented in the Viewer screen.

Document Navigation

The virtual view can be scrolled, panned and zoomed using the controls on the left hand side.
Top tip: standard Windows gestures can be used such as Ctrl and + (plus) or Ctrl and - (minus) to zoom, Page Up and Page Down keys or the mouse scroll wheel to navigate or Ctrl and swcroll wheel to zoom in and out. You can even use touch gestures such as pinch to zoom in and out.

Selecting Pages

There are a number of ways in which you can select the pages you wish to split / extract/

  • Click the pages with your mouse button.
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  • Press the spacebar to toggle page selection.
  • Choose custom selection in the footer and enter the page numbers, for example, 1-10, 13, 16 then click select or select inverse to choose all pages except those entered.
  • A list of selected pages will be displayed in the footer.

Split / Extract The Selected Pages

Select Save (Options) to be presented with page extraction options.

The Save Dialog

This screen provides the option to extract your selection or all pages, the format to use for the output file(s), create a single file or multiple single page files plus encryption and compression options.

  • Choose Selection to Save, Selected Pages or All Pages.
  • Select Format, PDF or image (bmp, gif, jpg, png, tif).
  • Select Destination, Single File or Multiple Files (image formats except tif will always be exported as multiple files).
  • Encryption: Secure your document by choosing encryption level, scope, permissions and a password (PDF only).
  • Compression: Optimise your document size by changing image quality, optimising settings and removing unwanted metadata (PDF only).
  • Add Page Numbers: Tick to add page numbers and a page count to the bottom of each page (PDF only).
  • Select a background colour (Images only).
  • Launch file or folder once completed: Tick to automatically open your new PDF document in your default PDF viewer(single file output) or open the destination folder.
  • Select Ok, a WIndows dialog will launch, enter a file name and destination for a single output file or choose a folder for multiple files.
  • If the option was ticked, your file will launch in the default PDF viewer app or the destination folder will open.

Additional Information

Our highly rated, long established apps also provide PDF split and page extraction functionality in multiple languages:

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