Extracting select pages from a PDF

Ever needed to make a new PDF containing a subset of the pages of an existing PDF?

The pdfnup tool is nominally for printing PDFs n-up (n logical pages to a sheet), but it can be told to cut and paste pages into a new PDF, like so:

pdfnup original.pdf --nup 1x1 --pages 1,3,5,7,21-25 --outfile subset.pdf

On Ubuntu, you can install pdfnup with a simple sudo aptitude install pdfjam.

Further reading: pdfjam

Update: pdftk also seems like an intriguing option, especially for more complex operations.

1 comment:

  1. pdftk original.pdf cat 1 3 5 6 21-25 output subset.pdf