Copying in Preview

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kenglade07, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. kenglade07 macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2013
    I have a 300 page PDF file which I've opened in Preview. I want to copy 40 of those pages from the middle of the document, preferably to Word for Mac 2011.But I can't find any tool in Preview that allows me to copy multiple pages.

    Can anyone tell me how to do this?
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Click and hold with the mouse at the start, and then drag all the way to the end. Then Copy and Paste.
  3. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    Or do a print, selecting which pages you want, say 30-70, then select save as pdf instead of the printer.
    You cannot convert it to a Word Doc though you'd need other software for that.
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    In the thumbnails pane to the left select the first page then scroll down to the 40th page and shift click that page. That will select all 40 pages you want. Now just drag the selection to the desktop and a new PDF will be created with just the 40 pages you selected.
  5. kenglade07 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2013

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