Deleting Pages

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Deleting Pages

Post by Daylloween1976 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:06 am

I may sound like a novice and this question may have previously been answered but how do you delete a page within a PDF document? I had a PDF packet created a while ago and a page within the document is no longer needed, the individual who created the file for we are no longer in contact. So does can anyone advise me on the steps needed to remove a page or if it even possible?

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Re: Deleting Pages

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:17 am

Hello Daylloween1976,

Deleting pages is really simple - if you use the Viewer just open the "Pages Navigation Toolbar" (Ctrl-P) - and then select the pages you want to remove and press the Del key. You will be prompted whether you really want to remove those pages, and once you confirm it - the action will complete.

If you are using the PDF Tools - you can use the "Split/Merge" tool, and select custom grouping. While you will not directly delete the pages - you can move the unwanted ones to a new file, and then delete that, and the original will no longer contain the pages you moved away.

There are quite a lot of free features in our Viewer, but this one in particular is NOT Free! so you will need a license to be able to use it.

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Re: Deleting Pages

Post by bqxmprij » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:55 am

I am thinking about buying a license. Does anyone know if deleting a page (or many) results in a smaller file size? It should, but for some reason, deleting a pdf from a multiple page pdf in a competitor program does not result in a smaller file size. I get worried that the page(s) are not actually deleted since the file size never changed?

Does one of the programs here (i) actually delete pages selected for deletion and (ii) does that process result in a smaller file size? Thanks.

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Re: Deleting Pages

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:15 am

Hi bqxmprij,

indeed the PDF-XChange Viewer will delete pages and the resulting file size will be smaller. Try it out, the Viewer is free even though the delete pages feature requires a license. For the purposes of your test it should suffice.

I took an 11 page document that was 751 Kb, deleted 7 pages , used Save As and the new file was 230 KB. When testing this with the free Viewer I'd make sure that you do more than one function that requires a license before testing the file size change because adding the water marks will impact on your results. Water marks are applied when you use without a license a feature that requires one.

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Re: Deleting Pages

Post by bqxmprij » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:22 am

Thanks. Can you provide an estimate of when version 3 may be released? Otherwise, will a purchase of version 2.5xx allow me to upgrade to version 3 when it is released?

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Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:30 am

sure,

take a look here for the official word on release dates: http://www.tracker-software.com/company ... s/view/120

And yes a purchase now will secure you V3 when it is released. :-)

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Re: Deleting Pages

Post by bqxmprij » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:42 am

Thanks for your prompt responses. This software is great by the way.

I have a suggestion that would immediately make me a paying convert. For many, many years, I have used pdfcreator http://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator to create pdfs. It does two things very well but their constant updates and pushing of other software is getting annoying. I would pay them to stop that, and suggested it, but right now it is not an option.

First and foremost, it just works. It always creates a pdf compatible with the many 3rd party systems where I need to file documents.

Second, and most important, it allows you to queue print jobs in a print monitor window. It then allows you to combine all print jobs to a single pdf. You can change the order if you want. This application is application agnostic meaning that it will queue prints from, for example, Word, an Internet browser, an Outlook Message, an image viewer, applications in different virtual sessions, etc. (really anything that you can print), and then combine all of these separate print jobs into a pdf. Many other programs (and probably yours) will allow you to create multiple pdfs and then combine them---useful, but woefully slower in comparison.

Can the print software by your company queue print jobs and then combine the queued print jobs to produce a single pdf? Also, can the print software create pdf-A compliant pdfs?

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Re: Deleting Pages

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:53 am

Hi again bqxmprij,
Can the print software by your company queue print jobs and then combine the queued print jobs to produce a single pdf?
Absolutely! When you send a job to the PDF-Xchange Printer it spawns a process PDFSaver5.exe.

PDFSaver is designed to do exactly that, queue print jobs into managed/merged batches. It also doesn't care what the sending application is and you can specify multiple jobs to collect and merge PDFs. Take a look here http://help.tracker-software.com/enduse ... 5:PdfSaver and here http://help.tracker-software.com/enduse ... Management for more detail.
Also, can the print software create pdf-A compliant pdfs?
This also is an absolutely! In the Printer Driver Printing Preferences look to the General tab --> PDF Specificatio --> Conform to Specification and you can choose from:
  • PDF/A-1a
  • PDF/A-1b
  • PDF/A-2a
  • PDF/A-2b
  • PDF/A-2u
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