Top 6 Ways to Delete PDF Pages (Updated)


Want to edit the PDF file and find that there are a few blank pages inside? To prepare for the speech, when suddenly found that the Word document was converted to PDF with some duplicate pages? Temporarily want to delete some of these pages, but don't want to repeat the conversion again? What should I do if there is such a situation? Take it easy. It is no doubt that you need to delete those pages that you don't need now, but it's impossible to complete with a PDF reader. At this moment, you need a PDF editor to help you delete useless pages.

Luckily, we have found some best ways for you. With these methods, you can get your ideal PDF file quickly and efficiently. In addition, some tools will provide additional features such as inserting images and text, cropping, and rotating.

Option One - Delete PDF Pages Online

Online tools have gradually become mainstream and are beginning to replace traditional desktop programs. As online tools not only save limited storage, but also do not have any limitation on time, place and equipment. The quality and security of the file output will not be worse than the desktop program, so it is very popular among people now.

There are a lot of PDF online converters, but not all the PDF converters have a complete set of tools. If you want to delete PDF pages, then we recommend iLovePDF and PDF2GO.

1. iLovePDF

iLovePDF is an online PDF converter with basic conversion tools and other tools such as Remove PDF pages, Merge PDF, Compress PDF and more. Its web design is unique, lovely and comfortable, which makes people feel very warm. What's more, it's easy to manipulate even if you are the first time to use iLovePDF.

Step 1. First of all, go to iLovePDF > ALL PDF TOOLS, which can be seen at the panel on the top of the page. Then select Remove PDF pages.

Step 2. Upload your PDF file. Here you can select a file from your local computer or from Google Drive and Dropbox, just click on the corresponding icon. You can only upload no more than one file at a time.

Step 3. You have two ways to delete pages. (1) If your file contains so many pages, you can enter the number of the pages that you want to remove in the input box on the right side. (2) Or you can click on the pages to select them one by one.

iLovePDF Remove PDF Pages

Step 4. After you have selected all the pages that you need to remove, move your mouse to Remove pages and click on it. Then you can download the new PDF file and get your ideal PDF file.


PDF2GO has a clear functional classification with 20 tools. After entering the homepage, you will see four categories, EDIT A PDF FILE, IMPROVE PDF FILES, CONVERT FROM PDF and CONVERT TO PDF. Each tool can be found quickly and easily no matter you use a computer or mobile phone to delete PDF pages.

Step 1. Go and visit PDF2GO. Delete PDF belongs to PDF editing, so you can quickly find Sort and delete PDF pages under EDIT A PDF FILE, which icon color is yellow.

Step 2. Then select the pages that you want to delete, and you will see the selected pages will be replaced by a red trash can. What's more, you can also change the ordering of the pages. Click on the images you selected and drag it to the right place. Or you can click the Sort Asc and Sort Desc buttons in the upper left.

PDF2GO Delete PDF Pages

Step 3. Click on Save to keep your settings and then download your PDF file (or to the cloud).

PDF2GO Converted Settings

3. Google Chrome

Can you imagine that the most commonly used browser Google Chrome can also be used to delete PDF pages? In fact, we can actually make more changes with Google Chrome, but you need to make sure you have Google Chrome as your browser.

Step 1. Open Google Chrome and drag and drop your PDF file into it.

Step 2. Click the Print button at the top right of the browser. Select Save as PDF and enter the number of pages that you need. For example, you need page 4, 5-6, 9, then you enter 4, 5-6, 9. Then you will see the whole file will only keep the pages you select.

Google Chrome Custom Settings

Step 3. Confirm your manipulation, then click Save. Select the location and rename your new PDF file. Finally click Save again.

Option Two - Delete PDF Pages on Windows/Mac

In addition to online tools, the number of offline tools has gradually increased, as many online tools also release their desktop versions. Speaking of offline tools, we have to mention Adobe Acrobat, the inventor of PDF, and we will also recommend another useful PDF converter PDFelement.

1. Adobe Acrobat Pro

As the inventor of PDF, Adobe Acrobat Pro has been seen the most professional and powerful PDF editor as well as a PDF converter. With Adobe Acrobat, you can not only convert PDF, but also create, edit, compress, split, and even delete PDF pages.

Step 1. Launch Adobe Acrobat Pro and download it. You can get a 7-day free trial before purchasing its services. Then run it on your computer.

Step 2. Select the Organize Pages tool from the Tools. Then click on Select a File to upload your PDF file.

Adobe Acrobat Pro Organize PDF

Step 3. Click on the page that you don't want, and then you will see a trash can icon, click it to delete the selected page. If you want to delete more than one page, press Ctrl and click on the pages, then click the trash can icon.

Adobe Acrobat Pro Delete PDF Pages

Step 4. Save the PDF file from File > Save as or Save.

2. Wondershare PDFelement

Another desktop program is Wondershare PDFelement, which is also an excellent and user-friendly PDF converter and editor. It enables users to convert PDF files from and to other formats, and it also has some useful functions that other PDF converters may not have. It has an online version called Hipdf, which is free to use, you may have a try.

Step 1. Go and visit Wondershare PDFelement, download and install it.

Step 2. Import your PDF file. Click on the Open File button, then click Open to upload your PDF file.

Step 3. Click on Page > Delete (the trash can icon), then enter the number of the pages. You can even select to delete even or odd pages.

PDFelement Delete PDF Pages

Step 4. If you now want to edit, make comments, or protect your PDF, you can go to the menu and do what you want, and you don't need to upload your PDF file again.

Step 5. Finally, click on File at the top left to save your edited PDF file.

Option Three - Delete PDF Pages with Mac Preview

For Mac users, there is one easiest and quickest way to remove PDF pages through Preview that comes with Apple itself. Preview is a very convenient tool, which is installed in advance by Apple for users to easily edit files such as PDF. You may not know how to open Preview, let's take a look at how to do it.

Step 1. Now first of all, go to your PDF file, and double-click the PDF file to open it in Preview. But you may have installed other PDF program before, then your PDF file will be opened by them instead. Don't worry, you can right-click your PDF file and select Open with Preview.

Step 2. Now go to the menu above and select View > Thumbnails. Then you will see all the pages of your PDF.

Preview Thumbnails

Step 3. Select the pages that you want to remove, and different from Windows, you can press Command and select multiple pages at a time.

Step 4. Click on Edit which is next to View, and select Delete. Then all your selected PDF pages will be deleted. Finally, click on File and to save your PDF file.

Preview Delete PDF


If you are a Mac user, you may have a try at Preview first, which is free and easy to do. However, if you are a Windows or Linux user, you can try an online PDF editor that we recommend above buying a desktop program. Hope you will enjoy them. Please leave us a feedback and let us know your good ideas.

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