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How to Save Individual Pages in Adobe Reader

Updated March 23, 2017

Adobe Reader is a free PDF reader available for download from Adobe's website. Among various basic tools, Reader allows you to view PDF documents, copy PDF content and save pages you want to keep to your computer. Reader does not allow you to create PDF document or edit a document as you are able to do in the full-version Adobe Acrobat software. There a few different ways you can save pages from a PDF file in Adobe Reader.

Open a PDF document in Adobe Reader.

Click the "File" menu. Click "Save a Copy" to save an copy of the PDF to your computer. While this doesn't allow you to save only specific pages of the document, a saved copy of the original PDF file will be available to you for later use.

Enter a filename for the document and specify the location where you want to save it.

Click "Save."

Open a PDF document in Reader.

Click the "Tools" menu. Click "Select & Zoom," then "Snapshot Tool." Use this tool if you want to save individual pages containing text and images.

Click the "View" menu, then "Zoom," then "Fit to Page." This will ensure the Snapshot tool captures the entire page.

Click anywhere on the page you want to save. Click "OK" when prompted to confirm the selection has been copied. The page is automatically copied to the clipboard as an image.

Open a blank document in another application, such as Microsoft Word or WordPad. Click "Ctrl+V" to paste the image of the PDF page. Save the document.

Open a PDF document in Reader.

Scroll through the document until you reach the individual page you want to save.

Click the "View" menu. Select "Page Display," then "Single Page."

Click the "Edit" menu, then "Select All." This selects all the text on the page. Use this option if the page you want to save only contains text or you don't need to save any images. Click "Edit," then "Copy" to copy the selected text.

Open a blank document in another application, such as Microsoft Word or WordPad. Click "Ctrl+V" to paste the image of the PDF page. Save the document.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Reader
  • PDF document
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Amy Dombrower is a journalist and freelance writer living in Chicago. She worked in the newspaper industry for three years and enjoys writing about technology, health, paper crafts and life improvement. Some of her passions are graphic design, movies, music and fitness. Dombrower earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.