Split a PDF file into several files using PDFsam


The Regional Conference on Knowledge Integration in ICT 2010 has passed a week ago. It was a hectic event, and believe me I’m still tired. However there are several things that we have promised yet we did not accomplished yet. One thing is, to upload the softcopy of the proceedings in the official website.

I have this huge compilation file of the proceedings (757 pages). Dumping the whole file in the website and expect visitor to download the big file is not practical. The file need to be separated by article and at the same time maintaining the page numbering. So I decided to generate the PDF file and split them accordingly to each article. Luckily I have the PDF plug-ins provided by Microsoft Office. Suddenly I’m wondering, what is the suitable and efficient application to split the PDF into separate articles? Search from Google, and PDFsam come to the rescue!

Though PDFsam is not that user-friendly, but I believe it’s the best free application available to split pdf files. Half day of try and error, and we did it.

pdfsam_logo (1) PDF Split and Merge

Download from here (http://www.pdfsam.org/?page_id=32) . Make sure to read this help (http://www.pdfsam.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=HowTo:GUI_Split) in order to start splitting file. As I mentioned before, it’s not that user friendly. Somehow, if you know the tricks, it’s a great help.

The proceedings file is available here for download .

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