Sharing a PDF that’s dozens of pages long can be a pain, regardless whether you’re the one sending or receiving the file. As the sender, sharing such a large document in an email can make life difficult, especially when the document exceeds file size restrictions or takes a long time to upload and transmit because of slow wireless internet speeds.

If you’re on the receiving end, downloading a large PDF can take what feels like an eternity, even if you have a lightning-fast internet connection, and slogging through pages of unnecessary information is enough to give you a headache.

Surely there’s a better way to get the job done, right? We’re glad you asked. There are a few simple, quick tricks to remove pages from a PDF, both using Adobe Acrobat and several online, third-party software tools that are available for free. These tips will save you time and effort when you need to send someone a smaller file that has all the information they need at their fingertips. You can even use these pointers to remove sections in a document and replace them with updated or new information.

How to Delete Pages from Adobe Reader

As the pioneering program that introduced the world to PDF files, Adobe Acrobat has a relatively easy process for deleting pages from a PDF.

But it’s important to point out that you cannot delete pages from a PDF or recover pages that have been deleted without an Adobe Acrobat subscription.

You can take advantage of Adobe Acrobat’s seven-day, free trial period and then cancel your subscription before you have to pay, but that can be a hassle and serves only as a temporary solution.

If you don’t plan on using Adobe Acrobat often, it may be better for you to try the free software tools that we’ll outline later in this guide.

If you have an Adobe Acrobat subscription, or you’d prefer to err on the side of caution and go with the official software, then we’ll get you started on deleting pages from your PDF.

Steps to Delete Page form the PDF using Adobe Reader

  • Open the document that you want to modify, and locate the toolbar panel on the far right-hand side of the screen. Once you’ve found the toolbar, select “Organize Pages”.

How to Delete a Page in PDF

  • We’re going to see a thumbnail view of all of the pages within the PDF document.
  • Here you can see the little icon of the garbage. Click on it and confirm that you want to
    delete the page.

How do I delete pages in Adobe Reader

  • Keep on your mind if you hit the Save icon on the taskbar, you’re going to save over your original document.
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