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Extracting pages from PDF files to individual files using Easy PDF Explorer

In Easy PDF Explorer 2.5, we added the option to extract the pages from PDF files into individual files.

Select the file(s) you want to extract the pages from, and click on the Extract pages button.

The default option is to create a single PDF file containing the pages you want to extract.  For e.g. if we entered <FIRST:5>, <LAST:10> as the pages to extract:

Easy PDF Explorer will create a single file containing the first 5 pages and last 10 pages for each of our selected files.

To extract each page into an individual file, we select the Store each page in a separate file option.  The suffix value will append the page number to the end of our file name.

Now when we run the task, each page is extracted to a separate file, using the combined naming convention of the file name and suffix.

Let’s say we want to extract each file into a separate folder, and each folder contains the individual pages.  To do that, enter the following values for the folder, file name, and suffix name.

Using the above values:

  • each file will be extracted into its own folder using the file name (without the extension)
  • the base file name will simply be .pdf
  • and the suffix (page_<PAGENUM:0000>) will be appended to the base file name.

Running the task results in the following folders:

and in each folder, each page is exported to its individual file.

Each folder contains the files for the first 5 pages and last 10 pages of each selected PDF file.

If you want to extract all the pages instead of a range of pages, leave the Pages to extract value empty.

 

Difference between search functions in Easy PDF Search and Easy PDF Explorer

Easy PDF Search and Easy PDF Explorer both offer search functions, but they differ in how they work.

  • indexed and non-indexed search

When you first search a file in Easy PDF Search, it indexes the contents of the file so that subsequent searches are completed much faster.  New and modified files are also automatically indexed when needed.  In Easy PDF Explorer, the search is performed by opening each file and searching each page every time.

  • storage requirements

Because Easy PDF Search indexes the contents of your files, it needs additional storage to store the indexes.  The trade-off is your searches are completed much faster compared to if your files were not indexed.

  • search operators

When you search for a phrase like

transactional explication

in Easy PDF Explorer, it will return only files containing pages which contain the exact phrase.Easy PDF Search will instead return all files containing the words transactional or replication anywhere in the file, but both words must exist in the file.  You can add more words e.g.

transactional replication monitoring

in which case only files containing all 3 words are returned.To return all files containing either or some or all of the words, you can use the OR operator e.g.

transactional OR replication OR monitoring

You can even exclude files containing specific words or phrases.  For e.g. to return all files containing the word transactional replication but not monitoring, enter

“transactional replication” NOT monitoring

You can refine your search phrases as much as you want using the operators and parentheses e.g.

(“transactional replication” OR “full backups”) NOT monitoring

To return only files containing a specific phrase, you would enter the phrase enclosed in double quotes i.e.

“transactional replication”

  • proximity searches

Easy PDF Search can perform proximity searches using the NEAR function.  For e.g. entering

NEAR(transactional replication,20)

will return all files containing pages where the words transactional and replication appear within 20 words of each other.

  • wildcard searches

Easy PDF Explorer allows you to search for fragments of a word e.g. searching fortorcan return torn, monitor, or story.  Easy PDF Search works by searching entire words, and it can only perform prefix searches e.g.tor*will return torn.  It does not allow suffix or wildcard searches e.g. *tor or *tor*.

  • searching annotations and attributes

In Easy PDF Search, you can search the values of annotations and file attributes e.g. the annotation author, the PDF author etc.  You can use wildcard searches when searching annotations and attributes.

Extracting content to a folder named after the source PDF file in Easy PDF Explorer

Easy PDF Explorer helps you extract text and images from your PDF files.  In the extraction options, you can select the folder to extract the content to.  You can enter a specific folder as shown below:

or you can use tags to create subfolders based off the source PDF file.  For example, if you want to store the content to a subfolder named after the source PDF file, use the <FILENAME_NOEXT> tag e.g.

If we wanted to further group the content by the page number they were extracted from, we would add the <PAGENUMBER> tag e.g.

The :0000 is a formatting option that formats the page number to 4 digits with leading zeroes.

PDF to Word extraction

Task – you need to extract text and images from your PDF files and store them in Microsoft Word files.

Options – you can find hundreds of online sites that can do that for you.

Concern – your files are confidential, and you’re not sure if those sites are making copies of your files for ‘other’ purposes.

Practicality – you want to extract from hundreds or thousands of files, and processing each file online is going to be veeeeeery boring.

Try Easy PDF Explorer, a Windows application that helps you extract content from PDF to Word files directly on your computer.

User interface

Easy PDF Explorer uses the familiar Windows Explorer interface, so you can easily navigate your folders and select your files.

Select 1 or more PDF files, and Easy PDF Explorer will display the details of each file.  This is one benefit of Easy PDF Explorer – it allows you to work with batches of PDF files easily.

Extracting text and images from PDF to Word

When you want to extract text and images from PDF to Word, click on the Extract to Microsoft Word button:

This brings up the Extract to Microsoft Word window.

Enter the folder you want to store the extracted pages in and the file naming convention for the Word files.

 

For images, you can specify the maximum image size.  This means images larger than the entered width or height are resized to fit the entered dimensions.

In the example below, Easy PDF Explorer resizes any images wider or taller than 400 pixels to fit a 400 x 400 size.  Easy PDF Explorer maintains the aspect ratio when resizing the images.

 

You can also choose to exclude images smaller than a specific width or height where blank images are used as spacers, and you don’t want to include them in your Word file.

In the example below, Easy PDF Explorer will not extract images smaller than 2 pixels wide or 2 pixels tall.

 

And that’s all there is to it.  Use Easy PDF Explorer to extract text and images from PDF to Word from your hundreds or thousands of PDF files, on your computer, securely and fast.

 

Other Easy PDF Explorer features

In addition to extracting pages and splitting PDF files, Easy PDF Explorer can also:

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Extract text from PDF files

Task – you need to extract text from your PDF files

Options – you can find hundreds of online sites that can do that for you.

Concern – your files are confidential, and you’re not sure if those sites are making copies of your files for ‘other’ purposes.

Practicality – you want to extract text from hundreds or thousands of files, and processing each file online is going to be veeeeeery boring.

Try Easy PDF Explorer, a Windows application that helps you extract text your PDF files directly on your computer.

User interface

Easy PDF Explorer uses the familiar Windows Explorer interface, so you can easily navigate your folders and select your files.

Select 1 or more PDF files, and Easy PDF Explorer will display the details of each file.  This is one benefit of Easy PDF Explorer – it allows you to work with batches of PDF files easily.

Extract text from PDF

When you want to start extracting text from your PDF files, click on the Extract text button:

This brings up the Extract Text window.

You need to enter the folder you want to store the extracted text in.  You also need to provide the naming convention for the extracted pages, and if you want the text from each page to be saved to a different file.

In this example, we will be storing the images from each file in its own folder.

We use the <FILENAME_NOEXT> tag, so for a file named Accounting.pdf, all text from that file will be stored in the f:\exports\Accounting\ folder.

We will use the default naming convention of <FILENAME_NOEXT>_text.txt.

This uses the PDF file name and append the _text value to the file.  So in our example, our extracted text will be stored in a file named Accounting_text.txt.

Next, we need to choose if we want to store all the text from our PDF file into a single file, or separate them by pages into individual files.

If we choose a single file as per the above screenshot, we can enter a page separator value.  The default page separator will separate each page this way:

If you choose to store the text from each page in a separate file, then you need to enter a suffix for each of the files.

 

 

 

 

The default suffix of _<PAGENUMBER:0000> will create files this way:

And that’s all there is to it.  Use Easy PDF Explorer to extract text from your hundreds or thousands of PDF files, on your computer, securely and fast.

 

Other Easy PDF Explorer features

In addition to extracting text from your PDF files, Easy PDF Explorer can also:

Download a 14-day trial now, and see how Easy PDF Explorer can help you work with your PDF files faster and safer.

Extract images from PDF files

Task – you need to extract images from your PDF files

Options – you can find hundreds of online sites that can do that for you.

Concern – your files are confidential, and you’re not sure if those sites are making copies of your files for ‘other’ purposes.

Practicality – you want to extract images from hundreds or thousands of files, and processing each file online is going to be veeeeeery boring.

Try Easy PDF Explorer, a Windows application that helps you extract images your PDF files directly on your computer.

User interface

Easy PDF Explorer uses the familiar Windows Explorer interface, so you can easily navigate your folders and select your files.

Select 1 or more PDF files, and Easy PDF Explorer will display the details of each file.  This is one benefit of Easy PDF Explorer – it allows you to work with batches of PDF files easily.

Extract images from PDF

When you want to start extracting images from your PDF files, click on the Extract images button:

This brings up the Extract Images window.

You need to enter the folder you want to store the extracted images in, and provide the naming convention for each extracted image file.

In this example, we will be storing the images from each file in its own folder.

 

 

 

We use the <FILENAME_NOEXT> tag, so for a file named Accounting.pdf, all images from that file will be stored in the f:\exports\Accounting\ folder.

For each images, we will use the default naming convention of <FILENAME_NOEXT>_<PAGENUMBER:0000>_<IMAGEINDEX:0000>.

 

 

 

This uses the PDF file name, page number, and image index on each page to name the image files.  E.g. for the 4th image (jpg) on the 12th page from the Accounting.pdf file, the image file will be named

Accounting_0012_0004.jpg

Once we have set up our destination folder and file naming convention, we click on the Start button, and Easy PDF Explorer does the rest.

And that’s all there is to it.  Use Easy PDF Explorer to extract images from your hundreds or thousands of PDF files, on your computer, securely and fast.

Other Easy PDF Explorer features

In addition to extracting images from your PDF files, Easy PDF Explorer can also:

Download a 14-day trial now, and see how Easy PDF Explorer can help you work with your PDF files faster and safer.

Split PDF files offline securely and fast

Task – you need to split a PDF file or extract certain pages from a PDF file.

Options – you can find hundreds of online sites that can do that for you.

Concern – your files are confidential, and you’re not sure if those sites are making copies of your files for ‘other’ purposes.

Practicality – you want to split hundreds or thousands of files, and splitting each file online is going to be veeeeeery boring.

Try Easy PDF Explorer, a Windows application that helps you split your PDF files directly on your computer.

User interface

Easy PDF Explorer uses the familiar Windows Explorer interface, so you can easily navigate your folders and select your files.

Select 1 or more PDF files, and Easy PDF Explorer will display the details of each file.  This is one benefit of Easy PDF Explorer – it allows you to work with batches of PDF files easily.

Splitting PDFs

When you want to start splitting or extracting pages from your PDF files, click on the Extract pages button:

This brings up the Extract Pages window.

You need to enter the folder you want to store the extracted pages in, the file naming convention, and the pages to extract.

You can specify exactly which pages to extract e.g. if you want to extract the page 1 and 10, simply enter the details like this:

 

 

 

If you want to extract the first 5 pages, enter it like this:

 

 

 

To extract the first 5 pages and page 10, enter it like this:

 

 

 

You can enter as many ‘groups’ of pages to extract as you require.  Just separate each group using a comma symbol.

What if you don’t know the number of pages the files have, and just want to extract the last 5 pages every time?  Use the <LAST> tag this way:

 

 

 

In this way, you don’t need to specify the exact page numbers to extract.  Easy PDF Explorer will always just extract the last 3 pages.

Creating the ‘other’ file

So far, we’ve showed you how to extract specific pages from your files.  What if you want to split a file i.e. extract the specific pages to one file, and the rest of the pages to another file?

Simple.  Just select the Extract remaining pages to another file item, and enter a naming convention for this file.

 

 

 

 

The pages you chose to extract will be saved in one file, and the remaining pages will be saved to another file.

And that’s all there is to it.  Use Easy PDF Explorer to extract or split pages from your hundreds or thousands of PDF files, on your computer, securely and fast.

 

Other Easy PDF Explorer features

In addition to extracting pages and splitting PDF files, Easy PDF Explorer can also:

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Convert PDF to JPG fast

Easy PDF Explorer is a WIndows application that can help you convert your PDF  to JPG images.   You can also export your PDF pages to PNG or bitmap files.  It works with batches of files, and can easily convert hundreds or thousands of PDF files in one run.

We start by first selecting the PDF files we want to convert.  In the example below, we have selected 6 PDF files to convert.

Next, click on the Export pages as images button:

to bring up the export options page.

We enter the folder we want to store the exported images in, and also the naming convention for the image files.  In this example, we will use the PDF file name without the extension, and append the page number.  In this way, for a PDF file named contract.pdf, the exported pages will be named

  • contract_0001.jpg
  • contract_0002.jpg
  • contract_0003.jpg

You can easily modify the naming convention to suit your needs.  In addition to the JPEG format, you can also export your pages as PNG or BMP files.

 

You can also choose the size of the image relative to the on-screen size.  Finally, you can choose which pages to convert to images.

Here, we are choosing to export pages 1 to 5.  In addition to explicitly listing the page numbers, we can use the FIRST and LAST tags.  For e.g. to export the last 3 pages, use the <LAST:3> tag.

You can provide multiple values for the page numbers.  For e.g. to export the first 3 and last 3 pages, we will enter the following:

And that’s all there is to it.  Use Easy PDF Explorer to easily convert your hundreds or thousands of PDF files to jpeg images, on your computer, securely and fast.

Download a 14-day trial now, and see how Easy PDF Explorer can help you convert your PDF pages to JPEG images fast and easily.

 

Other Easy PDF Explorer features

In addition to converting your PDF pages to images, Easy PDF Explorer can also:

How to merge PDF files

Easy PDF Explorer is a WIndows application that can help you merge hundreds or thousands of PDF files fast and easily.  It works with batches of files, and can easily merge one or more PDF files into your existing file, and at specific pages.

Let’s start off by adding a PDF file containing a copyright page to 2 PDF files.  We first select the 2 files so that they appear in the file details list.

select the files to merge

Next, click on the Add pages button:

the button to open the merge options

to bring up the merge options.

the merge options page

We want to merge a PDF file containing copyright messages to the beginning and end of each of the  2 files.  To do this, we select the PDF file we want to insert, and enter the insertion points as ‘beginning, end‘ e.g.

indicate which file to combine with, and at which pages

Click on the Start button, and Easy PDF Explorer will add the pages from copyright.pdf file to our files.  That’s all there is to it.

Easy PDF Explorer doesn’t limit you to a single PDF file to merge.  For e.g. say we want to combine another PDF file containing our company information.  We simply add the file to the list of files to add e.g.

specify more than 1 file to combine with

You can also provide the exact pages at which to merge the PDF files.  For e.g. if we wanted to insert the copyright.pdf file at pages 2 and 6, we would do this:

indicate which pages to combine the files into

And that’s all there is to it.  Use Easy PDF Explorer to easily merge hundreds or thousands of your PDF files, on your computer, securely and fast.

Download a 14-day trial now, and see how Easy PDF Explorer can help you save time merging  PDF files.