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Can I save certain pages of a Word doc to a new file?

by Disneyfan / November 2, 2008 9:34 PM PST

A friend creates documents in MS Word and saves them as .pdf files for his business purposes which he then emails to clients. He has a need to occasionally only send certain pages of the document to a client. Is there a way to create a new document containing only selected pages of the original doc?

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Re: Word saving pages
by Kees Bakker / November 2, 2008 9:42 PM PST

1. Select the text you want to save.
2. Copy (Edit>Copy or ctrl-C).
3. New document (File>New or ctrl-N).
4. Paste (Edit>Paste or ctrl-V).
5. File>Save or File>Save as

There's no File>Save selection as, so you need to transfer the selection to a new document first.


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Another way.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2008 11:10 PM PST

In CutePDF, PDF995 and other PDF generating software I could print the selected pages to the PDF printer and only those pages would show in the PDF.

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Can I use CutePDF to output a .pdf file from another .pdf?
by Disneyfan / November 3, 2008 9:02 PM PST
In reply to: Another way.

If I am viewing a .pdf file, can I select pages and then print to CutePDF to create another .pdf file or can it only be done from a non-pdf source?

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(NT) Why not try it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2008 10:52 AM PST
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Just a remark.
by Kees Bakker / November 3, 2008 12:20 AM PST

The OP mentions "save as pdf".

My solution is "save as doc", then "print to pdf".
Bob's solution is better, it's only "print to pdf".

But none of the two are "save as pdf", strictly speaking. It's a somewhat misleading question.


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But when I print to .pdf, I am essentially...
by Disneyfan / November 3, 2008 1:23 AM PST
In reply to: Just a remark.

...saving to .pdf in that the output is a .pdf file. Correct?

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To grind this finely I'd have to know which PDF software
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2008 1:26 AM PST

Is in use. I noted a couple but can't determine what you are using.

But all the above solutions do work fine.

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Yep, that's correct.
by Kees Bakker / November 3, 2008 4:28 PM PST

OpenOffice Writer has a "Save to pdf" feature. The effect is the same, but technically speaking it's different.


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