The PDF format is used typically when you need to send some files without giving the recipient the option of editing them. Whereas the Word format allows the recipient to make adjustments with the text, images, and formatting. This isn’t possible with PDF files.
But, there are some editing and alterations that you can do even with PDFs without changing the actual text or content of the document. You can, for example, add some doodles or overlaying text to the file. You can also swap the pages around or delete any unneeded ones.
In this article, we are going to be looking at a stepwise guide on how to remove pages from PDF.
Step 1: Choose Your Editing App
The first thing that you need to do is choose a PDF editor. PDF editing isn’t usually something that you should spend money on so try and stick to something free. For your ease and convenience, here are three online free PDF page-deletion applications that you can use:
2. Free PDF Converter – Delete PDF Pages
You can choose any one of these three that you like, or even from others available on the internet. But 2pdf.com is, in our opinion, the most simplest and straightforward one from this lot. You won’t have any trouble finding your way to the right tool and getting around the website.
Step 2: Choose the Page Deletion Option and Open Your File
Once you have chosen your application, go ahead and open it up. Navigate to the page deletion tool. In 2pdf.com, the option is right on the main screen. It’s hard to miss it.
With other websites, you may need to go to a menu or a navigation bar, etc.
After the tool opens up, upload your PDF file by either browsing through your files or by dragging it over to the allotted space. It will be something like this:
Step 3: Select the Pages You Want to Delete
The next thing you have to do is select the pages that you wish to take out of your PDF. If you are using the 2pdf application, the pages will be displayed in a grid. When you hover your mouse over each page, the iconic trashcan deletion icon will pop up. As you click on the pages one by one, they will get marked in red. Scroll down and click on the ‘Remove Pages’ button once you are done selecting the pages. If you want to start the selection over, you can click on the ‘Clear’ button located underneath.
Step 4: Download the Edited File
And the last step is to download the file after the pages have been removed. After you press the ‘Remove Pages’ button in the last, the screen will disappear and you will see the text ‘Your document is ready’ along with a download button and an option marked ‘Start Over’. You can click on the latter if you realize that you’ve accidentally deleted more pages than you intended or something of the sort.
The edited file’s name will have the words ‘-2pdf.com-deleted’ before the ‘.pdf’ at the end. This can be helpful if you ever want to know whether a certain file is edited or not, without having to open it.
So, there you have it. Removing pages is a simple enough job, and with editors like 2pdf, it’s all the more quickly and easier. The next time you need to cut some corners on a PDF document, head over to the app and get it done in a matter of minutes. There’s no need to cough up fees and payments with free software.