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Tech Tip: Sharing Selected Pages of a PDF

July 28, 2020 No Comments
Tips for sharing certain pages from a PDF

Our abrupt transition to distance learning in spring 2020 meant that we had to suddenly to do everything online. Not only did this impact our teaching strategies, but it also affected the way we needed to share resources and materials with students.

One of the most common questions I’ve received is how to share certain pages of a PDF with students. A lot of PDFs include information for the teacher that we don’t want students to see, such as directions, pacing guides, answer keys, and terms of use.

The good news is that it’s super easy and fast to share some of the pages instead of the entire document. This is called extracting pages. And you can do it for free without buying any extra programs or apps. Let’s get started!

Extracting Pages on a Mac

To grab just one page or multiple consecutive pages, follow these steps:

  1. Open the PDF in Preview.
  2. Click on File > Print.
  3. Select the page(s) you want to include.
  4. Change the file type to “Save as PDF.”
  5. Click Save.
You can extract pages from a PDF using Mac Preview. This helps you choose which pages of a PDF you want to share with your students.

To select multiple non-consecutive pages:

  1. Open the PDF in Preview.
  2. Click on View > Thumbnails.
  3. Select the pages you want to include by holding down Command and clicking on each thumbnail.
  4. Change the file type to “Save as PDF.”
  5. Click Save.
You can extract multiple consecutive pages from a PDF using Mac Preview. This helps you choose which pages of a PDF you want to share with your students.

Extracting Pages in Your Browser

You can also create a new PDF of selected pages in an internet browser! With this method, you can select any of the pages in the PDF.

You can extract certain pages from a PDF using your web browser. This helps you choose which pages of a PDF you want to share with your students.
  1. Right-click on the PDF. Select Open With and then select a browser such as Chrome or Safari.
  2. Click on File > Print, or click on the printer icon.
  3. In the Pages drop-down menu, select Custom.
  4. Type the page numbers you want to include.
  5. Change the printer destination to “Save as PDF.”
You can extract certain pages from a PDF using a web browser. This helps you choose which pages of a PDF you want to share with your students.

Extracting Pages in Windows

  1. Right-click on the PDF. Select Open With and then select Microsoft Reader.
  2. Type Ctrl + P to open the printer menu.
  3. Select “Microsoft XPS Document Writer” (or “PDF,” if you have that option) in the printer menu.
  4. Select the page(s) you want to include.
  5. Press Print.
You can extract certain pages from a PDF using Microsoft Reader. This helps you choose which pages of a PDF you want to share with your students.

With any of these methods, it’s super easy to choose what pages you want to use in a PDF! Now you’re ready to share your student-friendly pages through email, Google Classroom, or an LMS.

In today's tech tip, Alyssa Teaches shares how to share certain pages of a PDF with your students so they aren't getting undesired content like answer keys and teacher guides.

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I'm Alyssa! I've taught first and fourth grade and am now an elementary school librarian in Virginia. I have a teacher husband, three kids (6, 5, and 2), and a new pup! I love creating resources, Coca-Cola, and chocolate!

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