When it comes to handling PDF files, most PC users use third-party apps as Windows 10 only supports opening PDFs. Lots of free and paid software for you to extract pages from PDF files.

But why download and install third-party software when you can extract the page (s) from a PDF file without using third-party utilities?

The following article will guide you in 2 ways to extract pages from PDF for free.

Method 1: Cut PDF file – Extract page from PDF via Google Chrome

Sometimes you want to create a cut down version of a long PDF file containing only relevant pages. This can also reduce file size and make it easier to share via email, which is a handy bonus.

All you need is your web browser, ideally Google Chrome. However, any browser that can open a PDF file will do the trick as long as you’re running Windows 8.1 or higher or have a PDF printer installed.

Anyway, things are most comfortable if you activate Google Chrome and open the PDF you want to work with. To do that, press Ctrl + O and select the file from your hard drive.

Alternatively, you can right-click on it in the File Explorer window and choose Open With, then select Google Chrome from the list.

Click the printer icon in the top right or press Ctrl + P. This will bring up the print options for which you need to click the Change… button and select ‘ Save as PDF ‘ from the list. If you’re not using Chrome, look for the Microsoft Print to PDF option in the list of printers.

Now click the button below ‘All’ next to the pages, use the text box to select the page you want to extract from your PDF file. You can use the preview panel on the right to scroll up & down and see what’s on each page.

Then enter the number of pages to extract, separated by commas. If there are any consecutive pages, you can specify a range of cells with dashes, such as 8-10.

Once you’re done, click the Save button (other browsers may still display this as ‘ Print ‘) and enter a file name to save and navigate to the folder where you want to keep it.

Click the Save button, and your PDF file – with just the pages you’ve selected – will be generated.

Extract pages from PDF in Windows 10 via Microsoft Print to PDF tool

The Microsoft Print to PDF tool built into Windows 10 can extract one or more pages from PDF files. In this tutorial, we will see how to extract page (s) from a PDF file in Windows 10.

Complete the instructions below to extract one or more pages from a PDF file in Windows 10.

NOTE: When you extract the page (s) from a PDF file, the original file is affected. In short, when you extract the page (s), the pages are not deleted from the original PDF file. If you need to remove a page from a PDF file, use PDF Shaper Free software.

Step 1: Open the PDF file you want to extract pages from Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or any other software that supports opening PDF files.

Step 2: Press simultaneously the Ctrl and P keys(Ctrl + P) to open the Print dialog box. In most PDF readers, including web browsers like Edge and Chrome, you can right-click the page and then click Print to open the Print dialog box.

Step 3: In the Print dialog box, select Microsoft Print to PDFas the printer.

Step 4: In the Pages drop-down box, select Page range, enter the number of pages you want to extract, and then click the Print button.

For example, if you want to extract page 3 of the PDF file, type 3 in the box. If you want to extract pages 3 and 5, enter 3, 5 in the box.

Step 5:Select a location to save the extracted PDF file, enter a name for the PFD’s new PDF page, and then click the Save button. That’s it! Needless to say that the extracted page will only be saved with the PDF extension.

If you extract two or more pages at once, all pages will be combined and saved as one PDF file. So if you want them as separate files, please extract only one page at a time.