I have a pdf, and I would like to select some pages from that pdf and build another pdf. Is it possible? If yes, how? I am on a El Captain.
What you might want to try is this:
- Duplicate the PDF you want to remove the pages from in the Finder
- Open the duplicate file, show the sidebar
- Select the page(s) you no longer want and press the backspace key
- Once you have deleted the pages you no longer want, save the duplicated file.
- If you like you can then open another PDF and drag the thumbnails from one sidebar to the sidebar of the other document, thereby adding pages from one PDF to another.
Hope that helps.
There's a command-line option as well:
- Install MacPorts (hosted by Apple) from https://www.macports.org/install.php . The link for your version of OS X, at the time of this writing, is https://distfiles.macports.org/MacPorts/MacPorts-2.3.4-10.11-ElCapitan.pkg
Once it's installed, run the following command:
sudo port selfupdate && sudo port install qpdf
Enter your password (it will not be displayed as you type) and push return.
Now, you'll be able to use the command
qpdf. To do what you're trying to do, try this:
qpdf --empty --pages ch01.pdf 1,5,9-15 ch02.pdf 1,5,7-20 -- output.pdf
You can specify as many input PDFs as you want (in this case I'm using ch01.pdf, and ch02.pdf), the way I did here. Separate individual pages using commas, and page ranges using a dash, as I'm doing here. You can change "output.pdf" to whatever output file name you want.