In order to extract pages from a PDF file or slice a large PDF into smaller ones you will need to invest either on a powerful PDF editor (such as Adobe Acrobat) or on a much smaller and cheaper utility like Okdo PDF Splitter. This compact tool will let you extract specific pages and page ranges, as well as split documents into a specific number of files or into files of a certain number of pages.
Okdo PDF Splitter is one one-task tool, which means that its functionality is limited to cutting PDF files and extracting pages from them and that its interface is fairly easy and simple to use, yet a bit outdated in terms of graphic design. It has two only windows, one (the main window) for adjusting the settings to be applied to all the files on the list or a batch of files and a second smaller one (actually a copy of a section of the main window) with the same choice of settings exclusive to the selected file only. Read the small print before making your choice of settings and make sure you’re on the right dialog before clicking on the Split PDF button on the main window.
The functionality in itself is certainly impressive for a one-task tool. The options available cover pretty much all the possibilities you might think of when designing a feature like this. Thus, you can split a PDF document into X smaller documents of a predefined number of pages; you can split the same document into a fixed number of smaller ones; create individual documents with the odd or the even pages of the original PDF; remove certain pages, page ranges, or a combination of both either to a new PDF or to a series of PDF files, and you can simply remove specific pages, page ranges, or both from the selected PDF file. I can’t think of many more variants when it comes to splitting a file, to be honest. And this is what makes this tool special.
Other than that, the program offers no other features or functions. Given that the free version of this tool does not impose any more limitations than the extension of the original PDFs (100 pages or less), it will not harm you to download it and add it to your desktop, just in case. If you require working with lengthier documents, you will need to pay a fee for upgrading to the Full Version. The cost of upgrading plus the program’s impressive support for batch PDF processing are clear signs of the type of user it has been designed for.