An Easy Way to Split a PDF into Separate Files

An easy and free solution for splitting large PDFs into separate files. No installation required.
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How it works

Upload your PDF

Save time splitting your files with AltoSplitPDF. Upload your document via the drag & drop box and delete it if you need to process other documents.

Split a PDF document

Simply upload your doc and choose the pages you’d like to extract. With our service, you do not need to spend your time installing special software of any kind.

Completely Free

Save your money with our absolutely free app. There is no need to purchase any additional software to change your docs.

Encrypted file transfer

With our encrypted connection your files are securely processed. We offer additional protection by deleting all your docs right after processing them.

Compatibility with major platforms

You can run the app in any browser and split your PDFs no matter what operating system you use. The service is compatible with MacOS, Windows and Linux.

Splitting PDFs in the cloud

The storage space on your device or computer won’t be consumed as all our tools are kept in the cloud. Use any internet-connected device to change your PDFs.


File extension .pdf
Internet media type application/pdf
Description: PDF is a rather convenient file format to present and exchange documents. It guarantees reliability, works independently of any kind of software, hardware, or OS. The PDF format was invented by Adobe. Now it is an open standard maintained by the International Organization for Standardization. PDFs may contain links, buttons, form fields, audio and video content and some other elements. PDF files can be password-protected, edited and signed electronically.
Technical Details: PDF file format meets ISO 32000 standards for electronic document exchange. This includes special-purpose standards i.e. PDF/A used for archiving, PDF/E for engineering, and PDF/X for printing. The PDF includes the following technologies: a subset of the PostScript page description programming language, a font-replacement system, a structured storage system to bind these elements and associated elements into a single file.
Developed by ISO
Initial Release: 15 June 1993
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Customer Questions and Answers

I would like to split my PDF file into multiple files, one file per each page. How do I do this for free? Do I need to install an app?
OK, look. Each of the questions you asked leads to the same simple solution called AltoSplitPDF. You can open it in your browser from any device or operating system you might be using. Upload your document and press Split. Then you're good to go.
By Hans on June 04, 2018
I like to work with my documents online and use PDF extension when I save them to my disk. I think PDF is the most universal format. However I still haven’t found a proper PDF editing tool. Until now, each of the programs I used didn’t completely match my requirements. Any suggestions?
You should try AltoSplitPDF and make sure it’s the best web platform for editing your PDFs with a variety of tools available. No ads, no downloads, no installations. This tool is one hundred percent free and secure, and accessible from every desktop or mobile device.
By Tory on May 04, 2018
Is it possible to somehow divide a pdf file into several files?
Yes. Save your time and money by using online services. Go to AltoPDF and choose the AltoSplit feature. Upload your document, enter the pages range or click on pages to be split, click the Split button and save the newly created files to your device.
By Tom on March 02, 2018
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Our service faciliates the work of over two million people splitting PDF documents online every year.


How to Split PDF Files?

People dealing with stacks of papers everyday prefer a digital document management system over traditional means. Digital document management systems allow users to streamline their workflows. As scanning technologies improved, both businesses and individuals took advantage of PDF files. One of their primary benefits is always having your documents on hand and being able to share them, even while on the go.

However, you may need to change your PDFs or make some edits. For instance, while scanning your forms, contracts or agreements you may accidentally add the odd page or scan it twice. To eliminate such a problem, you don't have to start the process all over again. The solution is to locate the services of an advanced PDF splitter.

How To Split PDF Documents into Single Pages or Smaller Files?

In the past, splitting one large PDF document into separate small files was a complicated process. You probably had to rescan a document again and again without unnecessary pages and then save each scan individually. As technologies improved, powerful online and desktop splitting services made their way to market and allowed users to divide any document in seconds. It may be quite difficult to opt for an appropriate service as the internet is overwhelmed by choice. To eliminate this hassle, we offer digital PDF splitting tools that are very user-friendly and give you the ability to accomplish document transformation in a matter of seconds. Unlike offline services, they provide customers with a great deal of benefits:

  • no downloading or installing any additional software
  • most tools can be used for free
  • customers are provided with an intuitive interface and a step-by-step instruction
  • the security and safety of processed PDFs are ensured
  • compatibility with all major OS’s such as Linux, Windows, Mac, Anroid and iOS
  • optimized for mobile devices
  • ability to split a large file into smaller ones in the cloud
  • automatic feature updates
  • provide a set of editing tools for document editing after transformation

A high priority for PDF splitting services is ensuring that your files are secure. They provide customers with an encrypted transfer and delete uploaded pages from the server after they`ve been processed.

How to Split a PDF into Separate Files?

If you opt use an online PDF splitting service, the process of dividing your PDF into will be a breeze. The order of operations is simple and can be completed in seconds. Look through the simple steps required:

  • first, open the digital document splitting service
  • then, upload the PDF you want to divide by dragging and dropping it into the box
  • after clicking the “Start now” button your file will be processed
  • finally, download the newly created PDFs to your device or save them in the cloud
  • if necessary, continue editing your documents