How to delete PDF pages?

Have found some ads page or black page in a PDF file and want to remove them before printing them out? Unfortunately the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe doesn’t support PDF editing. We need to use the premium version, Acrobat Pro, or third-party PDF editors in order to delete pages from PDF files on computer. Today, we will show you two easy ways to remove pages from PDF files on PC and Mac using Adobe Acrobat and PDF Element.

Delete pages in PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro

Open the PDF file you want to edit with Adobe Acrobat Pro version. You need to buy the premium version as the free version doesn’t come with PDF editing features. Once the PDF file is opened in Acrobat, click to expand the left panel, click to enter the Page Thumbnails view. Or you can access it from the top menu, View > Show/Hide > Navigation Panes > Page Thumbnails.

Click to select a thumbnail in the left panel, then view the page content in the middle column to make sure you have selected the right page to delete. You can click and drag to select multiple pages at once, or hold Ctrl and click each page, or hold Shift and click, to select several pages. Hit the Delete button at the top of the Page Thumbnails panel. Adobe Acrobat will throw a warning message about the action. Click OK button to confirm if you are sure want to delete the selected page(s) from the PDF file.

remove pages from PDF files using Adobe Acrobat on Windows PC

Finally click the Save icon at the top left section to save the changes to the PDF file, or go to File menu, choose Save As to save it as a new PDF on to your PC or Mac computer.

Delete PDF pages with PDF Element

PDF Element is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Pro for both Windows and Mac OS users. It is powerful and easy to use. Best of all, it is much cheaper than Adobe Acrobat.

Open the PDF file in the PDF editor. Click Thumbnail icon at the top left section to view page thumbnails of your PDF file. Click a thumbnail in the left pane to select it and view its content on the right column. Hold the Ctrl or Shift key and click to select multiple pages in the PDF file. Press the Delete key on your keyboard, or right click on the page thumbnail and choose Delete Page from the context menu. You will get the Delete Pages dialog where you have the chance to specify pages or range to delete. Hit the OK button to delete selected page(s) in the PDF file.

delete pdf pages on Windows pc using pdfelement pdf editor

Click the Save icon at the top left corner to save the change to original PDF document. Or go to File menu, select Save as to save it as a new file on your PC or Mac computer without overwriting the source file.

You can download the free trial version of this PDF editor and find other ways to remove pages from PDF files here.

Update Apr 2019: removed amzn.

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