Introduction

APSplit DE provides several methods of splitting files as explained in the following sections:

Splitting a File into Single Pages

To split a PDF file into single-page files:

  1. Click the Single File tab.

  2. Select the Split by Page Option.

  3. Click the Browse button next to the Input PDF File field, select the file you want to split, and then click OK.

  4. Click the Browse button next to the Output Folder 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\

  5. (Optional) In the Output FileName field, type the name you want to use as the base file name for the split output files. If you do not enter a file name, the input file name will be used as the base file name.

    Example: If you enter SplitFile.pdf, the output files will be named SplitFile.nnnnnn.pdf, where nnnnnn is the number of the extracted page (SplitFile.000001.pdf, SplitFile.000002.pdf, SplitFile.000003.pdf, and so on).

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

  7. Click the Split button. A new PDF file is created for each page in the document.

  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 a File by Size

To split a PDF file based on its size:

  1. Click the Single File tab.

  2. Select the Split by Size Option.

  3. Click the Browse button next to the Input PDF File field, select the file you want to split, and then click OK.

  4. Click the Browse button next to the Output Folder 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\

  5. (Optional) In the Output FileName field, type the name you want to use as the base file name for the split output files.If you do not enter a file name, the input file name will be used as the base file name.

    Example: If you enter Size.pdf, the output files will be named Size.nnnnnn.pdf, where nnnnnn is the number of the first page of the extracted section (for example, Size.000001.pdf, Size.000008.pdf, Size.000017.pdf, Size.000029.pdf, and so on).

  6. 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.

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

  8. Click the Split button. One or more new PDF files are created based on the maximum file size and page count you specified.

    Note: APSplit DE does not break pages into fractional components; the smallest number of pages that can be extracted to an output file is one. Therefore, if your document has a page that is larger than the number of kilobytes you specify, it will be extracted as a single page in spite of the size restriction.

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

Splitting a File by Page Range

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

  1. Click the Single File tab.

  2. Select the Split by Page Range Option.

  3. Click the Browse button next to the Input PDF File field, select the file you want to split, and then click OK.

  4. Click the Browse button next to the Output Folder 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\

  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 indicated by the Start Page and End Page entries.

    Example: Assume a Start Page of 3 and an End Page of 5. To extract the single page range 3-5, leave the Repeat field blank (or enter a value of 1 or 0). To extract three consecutive page ranges of the same length (3-5, 6-8, and 9-11), enter a Repeat value of 3.

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

  7. Click the Split button. A new PDF file is created for each specified page range in the document.

  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 a File by Advanced Page Range

To extract multiple page ranges of any length and from any location in a PDF file:

  1. Click the Single File tab.

  2. Select the Split by Advanced Page Range Option.

  3. Click the Browse button next to the Input PDF File field, select the file you want to split, and then click OK.

  4. For each page range you want to extract, do the following:

    • If the output directory in which you want to place the extracted file is not displayed in the Output Folder field, enter it: click the Browse button next to the Output Folder field, select the directory, and then click OK.

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

  5. If you make a mistake entering page range or output information, select the page range entry in the table and do one of the following:

    • Change any of the following fields: Output Folder, Start Page, End Page, and Outfile Name. Then click the Change Item button.
    • Remove the entry completely by clicking the Remove Item button.

  6. Click the Save List button and enter a list file name under which to save your page range and output information. (The list file must be in XML format.) Then click Save.

    Note: The next time you split a document using the same page range specifications, you can skip steps 4-6. Instead, click the Open List button, select the list file you saved, and then click Open.

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

  8. Click the Split button. A new PDF file is created for each page range in the list.

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

Splitting a File by Bookmarks

To split a PDF file based on the contents of its first-level bookmark sections:

  1. Click the Single File tab.

  2. Select the Split by Bookmarks Option.

  3. Click the Browse button next to the Input PDF File field, select the file you want to split, and then click OK.

  4. Click the Browse button next to the Output Folder 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\

  5. (Optional) In the Output FileName field, type the name you want to use as the base file name for the split output files. If you do not enter a file name, the input file name will be used as the base file name.

    Example: If you enter Bookmarks.pdf, the output files will be named Bookmarks.nnnnnn.pdf, where nnnnnn is the number of the first page in the extracted bookmark section (for example, Bookmarks.000005.pdf, Bookmarks.000013.pdf, and so on).

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

  7. Click the Split button. A new PDF file is created for each first-level bookmark section in the document.

    Note: If a bookmark starts in the middle of a page, the file will contain that entire page, including text before the bookmark. 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.

Extracting the Even Pages from a File

To extract all of the even pages from a PDF file:

  1. Click the Single File tab.

  2. Select the Split out Even Pages Option.

  3. Click the Browse button next to the Input PDF File field, select the file you want to split, and then click OK.

  4. Click the Browse button next to the Output Folder 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\

  5. In the Output FileName field, type the name you want to use for the split output file.

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

  7. Click the Split button. The even pages in the input file are extracted to the output PDF file.

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

Extracting the Odd Pages from a File

To extract all of the odd pages from a PDF file:

  1. Click the Single File tab.

  2. Select the Split out Odd Pages Option.

  3. Click the Browse button next to the Input PDF File field, select the file you want to split, and then click OK.

  4. Click the Browse button next to the Output Folder 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\

  5. In the Output FileName field, type the name you want to use for the split output file.

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

  7. Click the Split button. The odd pages in the input file are extracted to the output PDF file.

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