If you’re a Mac user, you may have come across a blank page in your PDF documents. As per the Adobe Acrobat’s experts, “This is often the result of adding text to an image or pasting content from Microsoft Word into your document.” Fortunately, it’s easy to remove the blank page with Adobe Acrobat DC software. All you need is the Organize Pages tool and a little know-how.
Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat
- Open Adobe Acrobat, then open the PDF file containing the blank page you want to delete.
- Click on the Tools menu and select Document Options; in the Document Properties dialog box that opens, navigate to Security and click Edit.
Select the Organize Pages tool from the Pages panel
In the PDF Editor, click on the Pages button to open up your document’s pages. Then select it and go down to View > Show Page Navigation Bar if you’re using macOS or View > Show/Hide Keyboard Shortcuts if you’re using Windows (this can be found under View > Keyboard Shortcuts).
Click on File > Export As Single File and choose a name for your new PDF file when prompted; then save it where you want it, making sure that both “PDF” and “Portable Document Format” are checked in your file extension options when saving.
Select a page thumbnail you want to delete and click the Delete icon to remove it
To delete a page, first, make sure you have selected the PDF file on your desktop. Then, click on an individual thumbnail of a page you want to remove and wait for it to load into view. Once this is done, look for an icon that looks like two overlapping circles with an X between them; this will be in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Clicking on this icon will prompt you with a confirmation pop-up message asking if you’re sure about deleting PDF pages from your document; if so, click Yes.
Save the PDF
If you’re not quite ready to let go of the page but are not sure what you want to do with it, save it in your computer’s storage. This way, if you decide later that this blank page has a purpose, after all, it can be retrieved.
When saving a PDF file, there are two ways that you can do this:
- Click “File” in Adobe Acrobat and then click “Save As.” In the Save As dialog box that pops up on your screen, enter a name for the document and where you want to save it (for example, My Documents). Click Save.
- Right-click anywhere on your desktop and click “New Folder.” Give this folder a name like “Blank Pages” or whatever else works for you—whatever helps keep track of these documents, so they don’t get lost or confused with other files. Open the new folder using Windows Explorer or Mac Finder, then drag-and-drop any PDFs into this new location (or just continue working with them inside Acrobat).
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There are many ways to delete a blank page from a PDF. You can use an app like Acrobat or Microsoft Word or even just use the browser’s print function. Whatever method you choose, you should be able to find one that works for your specific situation.