Below we show how to split PDF pages with double page layout in two, down the middle. Splitting one A3 into two A4 pages is a great example.
Step 1: Upload your PDF file
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https connection. Files remain private. Once processed, they are deleted.
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Upload PDF files and select files from your local computer. Can also drag and drop files anywhere on the page.
Step 2: Split double page layout scans
Whether it's A4 to double A5s or A3 into two A4s, whether it's landscape or portrait oriented, you don't have to configure anything. The program will auto-configure itself and detect the best way to split.
Just click the
Split button to get your result PDF.
Example: You scanned a book by flipping each page and laying it face down on the scanner.
Tip: Reordering pages when document was scanned as a booklet
Sometimes it's easier to scan a document as a booklet, removing the middle ligature and feeding all pages into a scanner at once.
The page ordering in the scanned PDF is not the natural one. To split the document and then reorder the page back to their natural order there's a handy option you can select:
Repaginate from booklet scan
Example: You scanned a book by taking out the middle ligature clips and feeding the double pages into a scanner.
In the scanned PDF, the pages are in the following order:
12, 1, 2, 11, 10, 3, 4, 9 and so forth, for a 12 pages document.
Different ordering from your scanner? Contact us with details and we'll try to add support for it.