Introduction

The following topics explain the different ways to split several files at the same time:

Splitting Multiple Files into Single Pages

To split several PDF files into single-page files:

  1. Click the Multiple Files tab.

  2. Place the names of the files you want to split in the File List section.

    • To add a single file, click the Add file button, select a file, and then click OK.
    • To add all the PDF files in a directory (including its subdirectories), click the Add Folder button, select a directory, and then click OK.
    • To remove a file, select it and then click the Remove button.

  3. Click the Browse button next to the Output Directory field, select the directory in which you want the split results to be placed, and then click OK.

    Note: If you prefer to type the output directory path name, make sure it ends with a slash.

    Example: C:\Appligent\ApSplit DE\Output\

  4. Select the Split by Page Option.

  5. If any input files require a password or you want to update other settings, click the Settings button, make your changes, and then click the Close button.

    Note: All secured files that are split at the same time must have the same Owner password. If you want to split files that have different Owner passwords, group the files by password and perform a separate split operation for each group.

  6. Click the Split button. New PDF files are created for each page in the document.

    Note: The output file names are derived from the input file names. For example, for an input file named MyFile.pdf, the output files would be named MyFile.nnnnnn.pdf, wherennnnnn is the number of the extracted page (MyFile.000001.pdf, MyFile.000002.pdf, MyFile.000003.pdf, and so on).

  7. Use your operating system’s navigation tools (Windows Explorer, for example) to locate the split files in the output directory that you specified.

Splitting Multiple Files by Size

To split several PDF files based on size:

  1. Click the Multiple Files tab.

  2. Place the names of the files you want to split in the File List section.

    • To add a single file, click the Add file button, select a file, and then click OK.
    • To add all the PDF files in a directory (including its subdirectories), click the Add Folder button, select a directory, and then click OK.
    • To remove a file, select it and then click the Remove button.

  3. Click the Browse button next to the Output Directory field, select the directory in which you want the split results to be placed, and then click OK.

    Note: If you prefer to type the output directory path name, make sure it ends with a slash.

    Example: C:\Appligent\ApSplit DE\Output\

  4. Select the Split by Size Option.

  5. In the Split by Size section, enter the following:

    • KiloBytes: The maximum output file size, in kilobytes (KB).
    • Pages: The maximum number of pages in each output file. The maximum number of pages limits the maximum output file size.

    Example: If you specify 300 kilobytes and 15 pages, the output files will be as close to 300 KB as possible, but no more than 15 pages.

  6. If any input files require a password or you want to update other settings, click the Settings button, make your changes, and then click the Close button.

    Note: All secured files that are split at the same time must have the same Owner password. If you want to split files that have different Owner passwords, group the files by password and perform a separate split operation for each group.

  7. Click the Split button. New PDF files are created based on the maximum file size and page count you specified.

    Note: File Names — The output file names are derived from the input file names. For example, for an input file named MyFile.pdf, the output files would be named MyFile.nnnnnn.pdf, where nnnnnn is the number of the first page of the section to be extracted (for example, MyFile.000001.pdf, MyFile.000008.pdf, MyFile.000017.pdf, MyFile.000029.pdf, and so on).

    Note: File Contents — If your document has a page that is larger than the number of kilobytes you specify, it will be extracted as a single page. APSplit DE does not break pages into fractional components.

  8. Use your operating system’s navigation tools (Windows Explorer, for example) to locate the split files in the output directory that you specified.

Splitting Multiple Files by Page Range

To extract a single page range or consecutive page ranges of the same length from more than one PDF file:

  1. Click the Multiple Files tab. 

  2. Place the names of the files you want to split in the File List section.

    • To add a single file, click the Add file button, select a file, and then click OK.
    • To add all the PDF files in a directory (including its subdirectories), click the Add Folder button, select a directory, and then click OK.
    • To remove a file, select it and then click the Remove button.

  3. Click the Browse button next to the Output Directory field, select the directory in which you want the split results to be placed, and then click OK.

    Note: If you prefer to type the output directory path name, make sure it ends with a slash.

    Example: C:\Appligent\ApSplit DE\Output\

  4. Select the Split by Page Range Option.

  5. In the Split by Range section, enter the following:

    • Start Page: The first page in the range.
    • End Page: The last page in the range.
    • Repeat: The number of times to extract a range of the length determined by the Start Page and End Page entries.

    Example: Assume a Start Page of 3 and an End Page of 5. To extract just pages 3-5, leave the Repeat field blank (or enter a value of 1 or 0). To extract pages 3-5, 6-8, and 9-11, enter a Repeat value of 3.

  6. If any input files require a password or you want to update other settings, click the Settings button, make your changes, and then click the Close button.

    Note: All secured files that are split at the same time must have the same Owner password. If you want to split files that have different Owner passwords, group the files by password and perform a separate split operation for each group.

  7. Click the Split button. New PDF files are created for each specified page range in the documents.

    Note: The output file names are derived from the input file names. For example, for an input file named MyFile.pdf, the output files would be named MyFile.nnnnnn.pdf, where nnnnnn is the number of the first page of the extracted section (for example, MyFile.000003.pdf, MyFile.000006.pdf, MyFile.000009.pdf, and so on).

  8. Use your operating system’s navigation tools (Windows Explorer, for example) to locate the split files in the output directory that you specified.

Splitting Multiple Files by Bookmarks

To split several PDF files based on the contents of their first-level bookmark sections:

  1. Click the Multiple Files tab.

  2. Place the names of the files you want to split in the File List section.

    • To add a single file, click the Add file button, select a file, and then click OK.
    • To add all the PDF files in a directory (including its subdirectories), click the Add Folder button, select a directory, and then click OK.
    • To remove a file, select it and then click the Remove button.

  3. Click the Browse button next to the Output Directory field, select the directory in which you want the split results to be placed, and then click OK.

    Note: If you prefer to type the output directory path name, make sure it ends with a slash.

    Example: C:\Appligent\ApSplit DE\Output\

  4. Select the Split by Bookmarks Option.

  5. If any input files require a password or you want to update other settings, click the Settings button, make your changes, and then click the Close button.

    Note: All secured files that are split at the same time must have the same Owner password. If you want to split files that have different Owner passwords, group the files by password and perform a separate split operation for each group.

  6. Click the Split button. New PDF files are created for each first-level bookmark section in the document.

    Note: File Names — The output file names are derived from the input file names. For example, for an input file named MyFile.pdf, the output files would be named MyFile.nnnnnn.pdf, where nnnnnn is the number of the first page of the extracted bookmarked section (for example, MyFile.000001.pdf, MyFile.00007.pdf, MyFile.000021.pdf, and so on).

    Note: File Contents — If a bookmark starts in the middle of a page, the output file will contain that entire page, including text before the bookmark. APSplit DE does not break pages into fractional components.

  7. Use your operating system’s navigation tools (Windows Explorer, for example) to locate the split files in the output directory that you specified.