Introduction:
PDF users may find it necessary to extract only one page from a long PDF in specific circumstances. By doing so, one can easily make the important content stand out, and the full PDF is concise and of small size, facilitating file sharing and improving user experience.
 
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Speaking of saving a single page from a long PDF as an individual document, we are lucky enough to have some inexpensive or even free PDF tools to perform such tasks. The following paragraphs will expound on saving only one page of a PDF on Windows and online.  

How to Extract a Single Page from a PDF with Desktop Programs

In this part, we will recommend several desktop PDF extractors on both Windows and macOS without Adobe Acrobat.  

How to Extract a Single Page from a PDF on Windows

SwifDoo PDF

As a comprehensive PDF program, there is out of the question for SwifDoo PDF to perform the basic page extraction work. Within several clicks, you can make a one-page PDF out of a heavy PDF document. Here’s the how-to guide:

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Step 1: Download and install the latest version of SwifDoo PDF;

Step 2: Click Page on the main menu and then choose Extract;

Step 3: In the pop-up window, choose Selected Pages in One File and specify page range;

Step 4: If you need to change the destination folder, select Choose Directory. When everything is ready, hit the Start button.  

In the tab “Page”, SwifDoo PDF integrates PDF merging, splitting, replacing, and deleting to enable users to reorganize PDF pages freely. As long as you register a new account, SwifDoo PDF will provide a 30-day free trial to see if it can meet your needs.

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Sejda PDF

Maybe you are familiar with this PDF software, but you will be amazed by its powerful features. Sejda PDF is another feature-rich PDF program that covers the features of PDF editing, converting, protecting, and reorganizing. It can reach a wider audience as it affords the service both online and on desktop.

Step 1: Download and install Sejda PDF Desktop on your PC, and then open a PDF;

Step 2: Click All Tools to choose Extract PDF Pages in the drop-down menu;

Step 3: When your PDF has been imported to the workstation, click on the Specify pages button and enter the page you need to extract. If done, select Extract pages to finalize the extraction process.

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Tips:Sejda PDF Desktop can help free or non-registered users handle three free tasks per day, and each task should be controlled within 200 pages and 50 MB.

We know that some other competitive PDF programs can save only one page of a PDF document, such as Nitro PDF, Foxit PDF, and Soda PDF; the mentioned two PDF tools have high-cost performance.

How to Extract a Single Page from a PDF on Mac

Here it comes if you long for a solution to extract a page from a PDF on Mac. The most convenient approach is to utilize the inbuilt application - Preview. 

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This macOS built-in PDF viewer can cope with actual PDF-related work. The following is how to save only one page of a PDF on Mac.

Step 1: Open a PDF document with Preview;

Step 2: Click Thumbnails on the tab View to see each page in the PDF document, and then identify the page number. If you have already known which page to extract, skip this step and jump to the next;

Step 3: Once you keep the page number in mind, navigate to the File tab and choose Print. When the printing window pops up, type the page number in Pages;

Step 4: Do remember to change the PDF setting to Save a PDF by ticking the drop-down menu of PDF, and then press the Print button.

How to Extract a Single Page from a PDF Online

If you are either a non-macOS user or bored with trying new PDF programs, online PDF page extractors can be a viable solution. Here we only recommend two web-based PDF tools to save only one page as an individual PDF.

iLovePDF

iLovePDF can be regarded as the leading online PDF app as more than millions of users favor it. It has incorporated 25 valuable features to simplify PDF tasks, from organizing, editing, and protecting.

With a straightforward user interface, iLovePDF does not require a deep learning curve and is easy to use. Take a look at this excellent web app to see how to save only a single page as a separate PDF online:

Step 1: Type the URL on the search bar and click All PDF Tools > Organize PDF > Extract pages;

Step 2: Import a PDF to the operation panel, and the thumbnails of this PDF will be unfolded;

Step 3: In the Split window, choose Select pages in EXTRACT MODE and enter the page number in Pages to extract box;

Step 4: The final step is to click on the Split PDF to extract only one page as an individual PDF.

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Note:iLovePDF is free to use but has limited free tasks per day. It now allows users to perform two free tasks every 24 hours. If you need to save only one page as a PDF, the file size should be kept under 100 MB even though it remains one of the most popular online PDF tools.

If you search for a free web app, keep reading to figure out how to extract PDF pages without any payment.  

Online2PDF

This online PDF tool can perform PDF conversion, combination, rearrangement, rotation, protection, compression, and customization. Different from iLovePDF, this online platform is a non-commercial one without any advertising space. All features it provides are totally free of charge. Without further description, let’s go straight to the point:

Step 1: Go to the official website, and click Select files to upload your files to the workplace;

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Step 2: Select the scissor-shaped icon to reorganize PDF pages, and then you will be prompted to type the page number to perform PDF page extraction;

Step 3: Enter the page number in the box and click on the Convert button to output the one-page PDF.

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The whole download process is automatically started without manual operation. However, the cluttered user interface makes it less user-friendly, and at the same time, it doesn’t provide thumbnails of the PDF, making it hard to identify which pages to extract.

Google Chrome

I bet you have never expected your frequently used browser to help you fix the problem of PDF page extraction. However, you can save an individual page as a PDF using Google Chrome without striking a blow.

Step 1: Right-click on the PDF and choose Chrome as the Open with;

Step 2: Once the PDF is opened in Chrome, click the Print icon on the top right corner;

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Step 4: In the new Print window, change the page setting to Custom and type the page range you need to print. When finished, hit the Save button to output the one-page PDF.

The entire process is extremely easy, isn’t it? If you are not a Google Chrome user, don’t worry. You can still follow the steps to extract PDF pages with Firefox or Opera since most browsers have built-in Microsoft Print to PDF.

How to Extract a Single Page from a PDF on Mobile Phones

As more users rely on their mobile devices to deal with paperwork, it is urgent to know how to extract a single page from a PDF.

On iOS and iPad

Concerning split a heavy PDF into a one-page PDF document on iPhone or iPad, follow the guide below:

Step 1: Open a PDF file in your file manager, click the Share button on the bottom left and then hit the Print button;

Step 2: On the Printer options, change the Range to the page you need to extract. Once finished, perform a swiping gesture on the PDF’s thumbnail;

Step 3: Save the newly created PDF to a specified location.

On Android

Extracting only one page from a PDF is somewhat similar to that on iOS. Let’s take a closer look at how to perform PDF page extraction on Android.

Step 1: Open a PDF document on your Android device;

Step 2: Select the three-dot icon to choose Print, and then choose Select a printer to change the default into Save as PDF;

Step 3: Turn to the page you need to extract. Click on the Paper size option to alter the range in the Pages column to Range of X (X is the page number of the current PDF document);

Step 4: Type the page number you need to save as a PDF, for instance, 1 or 1-2;

Step 5: When identifying which pages to extract, hit the PDF icon usually located at the lower right. After taking to Save Screen page, name the PDF or output the file into a desirable destination folder.

Final Thought

If you ever wonder how to save only one page as a PDF on different devices or operating systems, I believe this post has already walked you through and addressed your page extraction needs. These solutions will help improve your efficiency, and users don’t have to invest too much money in professional PDF programs.  

Roche

Roche has been an active PDF user for 6 years and tried different types of professional PDF tools (both online and desktop version) since at his bachelor degree. Now, Roche works as a columnist for SwifDoo PDF over the course of the last one year, and provides useful and practical solutions pertaining to various PDF topics for users from different features.

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