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How to Delete Pages from PDF on Mac with/without Preview

Jane Zhou updated on May 25, 2021 to PDF Editor Tutorials

When viewing or creating a PDF document on Mac, you may find some blank or useless pages in it. And to make your PDF look neater or keep the file size low, it is necessary to delete those pages from your PDF. However, it is a difficult thing to carry out if you don't have the right kind of software.

Given that, this post comes in handy. Here you will learn some easy and effective ways to remove pages from your PDFs on Mac.

How to Delete Pages from PDF on a Mac with Preview

You may use Preview to view and modify PDF files on your Mac. This app allows you to browse, markup, edit and merge PDF files right on your computer. Also, like most Apple apps, you can easily share your documents with your other Apple devices to some other devices likewise. Another common feature of this software is the possibility of deleting the pages from PDF files.

Delete pages from PDF

How to delete pages with Preview:

Step 1. Open the PDF that you want to modify with Preview.

Step 2. Click on the page that you want to delete in the sidebar on the left side of the screen. Then, click on "Edit" in the top menu bar.

Step 3. After that, click on "Delete" to dispose of the page(s) that you no longer need.

Step 4. If you want a faster method, click on the page to delete and press the "delete" key on your keyboard.

How to Delete Pages from PDF on Mac without Preview

If Preview on your computer is not working, then how to delete the PDF pages? No worries! Next, we will share some excellent PDF editing software to help you do the task.

1. How to Delete Pages from PDF using Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat has been around for decades. It is one of the most reliable PDF editors on the market. With this program, you can do various editing processes like change font size in PDF, and change color, add annotations, highlight text, insert text, and much more. While speaking of deleting pages in PDF, it will get the work done in seconds like below:

remove pages from PDF with Adobe

How to delete pages with Adobe Reader:

Step 1. Open the PDF with Adobe Reader.

Step 2. Go to the toolbar panel on the right-hand side of the screen. Click on "Organize Pages."

Step 3. Click on the thumbnail of the individual pages that you want to delete and click on the "Trash can" icon that will appear on each thumbnail.

Step 4. Also, you can select the pages and click on "Delete" on the menu.

2. How to Delete Pages from a PDF with Foxit Reader

Another good alternative to Preview is Foxit Reader. Like Adobe Reader, this editing tool also allows you to do all sorts of editing to any PDF file. In addition, it can also come in handy when needing to increase the security of your files since you can create a password-protected file. Also, you can use Foxit Reader to create your very own digital signature and do some basic editing like removing pages from PDF.

Remove pdf pages

How to remove pages with Foxit Reader:

Step 1. Launch Foxit Reader

Step 2. Click on "File" then "Open". Search for the PDF file that you want to edit, then double-click on it.

Step 3. Find the page that you want to delete. Press "Delete" on your keyboard.

How to Delete Pages from PDF in Windows

If you own a Windows computer, EaseUS PDF Editor is an excellent choice for software. Like its competition, this program can do pretty much everything you imagine when it comes to editing PDF files.

If you are just starting with computers and PDF files, fear not! Thanks to its simple and straightforward user interface, you can learn so much in so little time. This Windows PDF editor is packed with interesting surprises. For example, in addition to removing pages, adding passwords, creating fillable forms, or adding watermarks, you can also convert PDF to PPT, images, or other file formats or vice versa! 

Lastly, you can reduce the file of your PDF in order to send it on an email, etc. Just install it on your computer and start discovering its unique features and tools.

Step 1. Install and launch this program on your computer, and next, click on "Open Files" to import the PDF document.

Import PDF file

Step 2. Click on "Pages" in the top toolbar. After that, choose "Pages" in the left-hand sidebar to open the page thumbnails. Here you can enlarge or reduce the thumbnails based on your needs.

Open page thumbnails

Step 3. Drag the process bar to choose the blank pages that you want to delete. Once selected, right-click on the thumbnail and choose "Delete Pages…".

Delete blank pages

Step 4. Repeat step 3 until you remove all the blank pages you want to delete in your PDF. At last, don't forget to save your changed PDF file.

The Bottom Line

On this page, we have mainly talked about the methods to remove pages from PDF on Mac. Also, we offer one solution for Windows users to do the task at the same time. Whether you are a Mac or Windows user, we hope you can get help from this post.

Whether you are a Mac or Windows user, you always can get help from this post to delete the useless pages in your PDF documents.