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Create a single-page PDF from another PDF Apps
There's no way to add or delete pages from a PDF within the Preview application. However, if you need to make only a one page PDF document, here's how. Use the Select tool to mark the whole area of a given page, then select Edit -> Copy, then File -> New From Clipboard. The result will be a new one-page PDF that you can then save.

[robg adds: I thought that this would simply make a screenshot-like capture of the PDF, but it doesn't -- it's a real, scalable PDF.]
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Create a single-page PDF from another PDF
Authored by: frgough on Dec 13, '06 07:38:24AM

An easier way is to simply print the desired page as a PDF from Preview. Same result.



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Smaller clip, too
Authored by: googoo on Dec 13, '06 08:07:06AM

You can do the same thing to make a smaller than one page clip, too. I do this all the time to make small PDF clips to include in Keynote presentations and LaTeX-generated documents.

-Mark



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Create a single-page PDF from another PDF
Authored by: wsdr on Dec 13, '06 08:08:26AM

Hmmm.... what I do is show the thumbnail drawer, click on a single page, hit apple-c for copy, then hit apple-n for new-- I get a single page pdf. I use this to send out pdf invoices by email, where I've printed all of my invoices (from FMPro) to a single pdf saved to my desktop.



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Create a single-page PDF from another PDF
Authored by: zpjet on Dec 13, '06 03:59:02PM

nice one, saving one step. thanks.



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Create a single-page PDF from another PDF
Authored by: hassr on Dec 13, '06 08:46:05AM

It is possible to get the same result from an Automator workflow.

Get Specified Finder Items ->
Combine PDF Pages ->
Open Images in Preview

When the workflow is complete save the combined PDF in preview.



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Create a single-page PDF from another PDF
Authored by: hassr on Dec 13, '06 08:51:04AM

Nevermind, I misread the objective.



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Thanks for this hint
Authored by: TF on Dec 13, '06 08:51:11AM

Thank you for this hint. I've been trying to do this for quite a while and just assumed I couldn't do it for free (maybe this was added in 10.3 or 10.4?). Thanks for the hint and thanks for the other comments/methods. Just used it!



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Create a single-page PDF from another PDF
Authored by: anders.kohler on Dec 13, '06 09:05:27AM

With Pdflab you can split, combine, reorganize Pdf's.

And it's free......

---
Anders Kohler



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No need for workarounds
Authored by: rhowell on Dec 13, '06 10:58:38AM

No need for clever workarounds. See wsdr's comment above. This functionality has existed for a very long time (I believe).



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Create a single-page PDF from another PDF
Authored by: akamitka on Dec 13, '06 11:19:36AM
Add, reorder or remove pages as you want using free Combine PDFs.

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Create a single-page PDF from another PDF
Authored by: mbarros on Dec 13, '06 11:22:17AM

And how about combine a 2 A4 pages PDF into one continous PDF. without page breaks. Is it possible?
I want to add some mails as PDF toYojimbo but some of the mails are saved as 3/4 pages PDF, and I would like to have them in one long PDF...



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Create a single-page PDF from another PDF
Authored by: digiform on Dec 13, '06 01:33:29PM

All you have to do is open the pdf in preview, apple + c copies the page that you are on, apple + n., apple + v and you have the single page pdf.
Also.....
Open adobe illustrator after copying to the clipboard, create a new doc and apple+ v, you will have an editable version of the pdf [if it is not password protected]....
use coloursync to get past the password........



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Create a single-page PDF from another PDF
Authored by: mbarros on Dec 13, '06 02:06:41PM

But what I want, and I don't know if it's possible... Is to have a two page PDF combined in one "longer" continnuous PDF.



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Create a single-page PDF from another PDF
Authored by: jaydisc on Dec 13, '06 07:54:34PM

While this didn't work in earlier versions of the OS, just hit Print, choose page 4 to 4, or any range you want and Save to PDF.



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