Extraction is just a fancy way of saying in plain English that it is a process of re-using selected pages of one .PDF in another .PDF. The extracted pages will contain not just the content but also all form fields, comments, and links associated with the original page content.
You are able to leave the extracted pages in your original document or remove them during the extraction, which is comparable to cutting and pasting, except on the page level.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Open your .PDF in Acrobat DC and select Tools | Organize Pages, or select Organize Pages from the right-hand side pane.
- The Organize Pages tool set will be displayed in the secondary toolbar.
- In that secondary toolbar, click Extract.
- Now, a new toolbar will appear below the secondary toolbar with the commands germane to the Extraction.
- Select Extract from the new toolbar to move one or more pages from your .PDF.
- Specify the pages you would like to extract.
- You can select Even Pages, Odd Pages, Landscape Pages, Portrait Pages, or All Pages. You can also enter the page number on which you would like to perform this operation, which is what I usually do.
- In the new toolbar, select one or more of the choices below before you click Extract.
- To remove the extracted pages from your original document, select Delete Pages After Extracting.
- To create a single-page .PDF for each extracted page, select Extract Pages As Separate Files.
- To leave the original pages in your document and create a single .PDF that includes all of the extracted pages, leave both boxes deselected.
The extracted pages will be placed in your new .PDF.
There are a couple of caveats:
Any bookmarks or article threading associated with your pages will not be extracted.
Also, more importantly, the creator of a .PDF can set the security to prevent the extraction of pages. to view the security settings fro a document, select File | Properties | Security.