Ubuntu – How to extract a page range / a part of a PDF


Do you have any idea how to extract a part of a PDF document and save it as PDF?
On OS X it is absolutely trivial by using Preview. I tried PDF editor and other programs but to no avail.

I would like a program where I select the part that I want and then save it as a PDF file with a simple command like CMD+N on OS X. I want the extracted part to be saved as PDF and not as JPEG, etc.

Best Answer

pdftk is a useful multi-platform tool for the job (pdftk homepage).

pdftk full-pdf.pdf cat 12-15 output outfile_p12-15.pdf

you pass the filename of the main pdf, then you tell it to only include certain pages (12-15 in this example) and output it to a new file.

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