Splitting PDF’s

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Don’t you just love it when a court will only accept PDF’s of a certain file size and you have to split a file into various sections so that each is below that threshold? Someone on one of the ILTA mailing lists turned me on to A-PDF Size Splitter, and today, since someone was asking about getting this done, I decided to download a trial of it and see how it worked.

In my test, it worked great! It simplifies the whole process and let’s you split a PDF into the proper sized parts in seconds, rather than having to guess where to break it up.

They’ve got a bunch of PDF utilities on their site which also look pretty useful.

Here’s hoping someone I can convince someone to let me purcahse a license. 🙂

Tags: A-PDF, SizeSplitter, CourtFilings

5 Responses

  1. Mr. RCollins
    | Reply

    You can also use Preview under OS X in Leopard to split or combine pdfs. 🙂

  2. Mike McBride
    | Reply

    Does Preview split by file size? I haven’t been able to locate that feature if it’s in there.

  3. Mr. RCollins
    | Reply

    I don’t think it can. I know you can copy and paste pages between PDFs.

    So you need to be able to split a document, say, into 500K files? I don’t think you can do that. 🙂

  4. Mike McBride
    | Reply

    Yeah I see what you’re saying. That is a nice way to copy paste pages without paying fr Acrobat, but A-pdf offers a nice way to split it by size, which is helpful when dealing with max file size acceptance.

  5. Chris
    | Reply

    Mike, I’ve used perl or shell scripting with pdftk (PDF tool kit) to manage my pdf tasks. I don’t think pdftk has a native size parameter, but I’m sure you could script it if needed.

    Chris

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