Split PDF Options  

Below are the options available when splitting a PDF document into multiple documents:

Settings

The available settings are broken into sections based on the settings available within the dialog.

General

Options associated with the current split profile.

Name

Name of the split profile (if created).

To create a new profile select "<new profile>" and click Save. Then enter a name for the new profile

Show on Menu

Whether to show this split configuration on the Split PDF menu for faster access.

Split Method

Use this section to tell PDF Studio how to split the document into multiple documents. The available options in this section are:

Split into equal size documents of

Use this method to split the document into equal size documents of a given number of pages. Enter the page count in the text field.

Split by page range (1,3-5;7-10)

Use this method to split the document into multiple documents based on page range. Enter the page range in the text field. Dash is used for a page range, comma to separate pages within the same document, semicolon to separate documents. So for instance, 1, 3-5; 7-10 will output two documents, the first document with pages 1, 3, 4, and 5, and the second document with pages 7, 8, 9, and 10.

Split by blank page

Use this method to split the document when a white page is encountered. The white page will be used as a separator between documents and will be discarded. There are two methods of detecting white pages:

Standard - will split the documents by blank pages that contain no content.

Note: If the page was created from a scanned document the page may appear bank but will actually contain a solid white image and so the page is not considered as blank.

Analyze Pages - Checking this option will analyze each individual page to determine how much of the page is actually blank in comparison to others. Adjust the tolerance settings if needed to improve results.

Tolerance - This value increases the tolerance for artifacts on the page. Increase this value if the blank pages contain marks such as scan lines or fold lines to get better results.

Split by bookmarks at level

Use this method to split the document based on bookmarks at level 1. You can also choose to split up to a higher level, for instance up to level 3. In this case, the document will be split at bookmark level 1, level 2, and level 3. In this method, we assume that the bookmarks contain Go To Page actions within the PDF document itself and that the bookmarks have been created in ascending page order.

Split before text

Use this method to split the document when specific text in the document is encountered. When the text is encountered in a page, this page will become the first page of the next document.

Split after text

Use this method to split the document when specific text in the document is encountered. When the text is encountered in a page, this page will become the last page of the document and the following page will become the first page of the next document.

Save Files To

This section is about the output PDF files (the PDF documents obtained by splitting the incoming document)

File Name Pattern

This section is to determine the pattern of the output files.

Use Source filename

 When this option is selected, the original filename for the current PDF document (the document that is being split) will be used to name the output files.

Append

For each output PDF file, you can choose to append the page range or an incremental counter starting at any given number. PDF Studio will start with the original PDF file name (note that the original PDF file name can first be altered using the Change the PDF File Name section below).

New filename

When this option is selected, you will need to enter a new filename used for the output files. Each document name will have an incremental counter starting at zero appended to the file name entered in this field. Custom variables may also be used to further distinguish each of the file separations. The available variables are:

Destination Folder

This section determines the destination folder where the output PDF files will be saved.

Use Source Folder

When this option is selected, the original folder for the current PDF document (the document that is being split) will be used to save the output files.

Destination Folder

When this option is selected, you will need to enter the folder of your choice where output files should be saved. You can browse to a folder by clicking on the Browse button.

Overwrite Files

When this option is selected if a file of the same name is encountered during the split process the file will be overwritten. Otherwise, when not selected the file will have a number appended to the end.