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pdfseparate - Man Page

Portable Document Format (PDF) page extractor

Examples (TL;DR)


pdfseparate [options] PDF-file PDF-page-pattern


pdfseparate extract single pages from a Portable Document Format (PDF).

pdfseparate reads the PDF file PDF-file, extracts one or more pages, and writes one PDF file for each page to PDF-page-pattern.

PDF-page-pattern should contain %d (or any variant respecting printf format), since %d is replaced by the page number.

The PDF-file should not be encrypted.


-f number

Specifies the first page to extract. If -f is omitted, extraction starts with page 1.

-l number

Specifies the last page to extract. If -l is omitted, extraction ends with the last page.


Print copyright and version information.


Print usage information. (-help and --help are equivalent.)


pdfseparate sample.pdf sample-%d.pdf

extracts all pages from sample.pdf, if i.e. sample.pdf has 3 pages, it produces

sample-1.pdf, sample-2.pdf, sample-3.pdf


The pdfseparate software and documentation are copyright 1996-2004 Glyph & Cog, LLC and copyright 2005-2011 The Poppler Developers - http://poppler.freedesktop.org

See Also

pdfdetach(1), pdffonts(1), pdfimages(1), pdfinfo(1), pdftocairo(1), pdftohtml(1), pdftoppm(1), pdftops(1), pdftotext(1) pdfsig(1), pdfunite(1)

Referenced By

pdfattach(1), pdfdetach(1), pdffonts(1), pdfimages(1), pdfinfo(1), pdfsig(1), pdftocairo(1), pdftohtml(1), pdftoppm(1), pdftops(1), pdftotext(1), pdfunite(1).

15 September 2011