How to Delete Pages From a PDF Using Chrome or Edge in Windows

A quick and easy way to remove pages from a PDF is to use either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. In these web browsers, you basically open your PDF and use the virtual PDF printer to make a new copy of your PDF. This copy only contains the pages that you wanted to keep.

An issue with this method is that if your PDF has clickable web links (hyperlinks), those will not work in the resulting PDF. Other than that, this is a great method to use.

To get started, locate your PDF in File Explorer on Windows or Finder on Mac. Right-click your PDF and choose Open With > Google Chrome (or Microsoft Edge). We’ll choose “Google Chrome.”

Right-click the PDF and choose Open With > Google Chrome.

When your PDF’s preview appears in Chrome, at the top-right corner, click the “Print” option (a printer icon).

Select "Print" at the top-right corner.


In the “Print” panel on the right, from the “Destination” drop-down menu, choose “Save as PDF.” Select the Pages > Custom option and specify the pages you’d like to keep in your file. Any pages that you don’t mention will be removed from the new PDF file that you’re making.

For example, if you only want to keep the 1, 2, 5, and 6 pages, then enter those numbers separated by a comma. To use a range so that all the pages in that range are included, use a dash (-) separator. For example, to include all pages between 1 and 25, enter 1-25. (1 and 25 will be included.)

When you’re ready, at the bottom of the “Print” panel, click “Save.”

Specify PDF pages to keep.

In the “Save As” window that opens, select a folder to save your PDF in. Optionally, enter your PDF’s name in the “File Name” field. Then click “Save.”

Save the edited PDF file.

Chrome will make a PDF that only contains your mentioned page numbers. You’ll find this file in your specified folder. Enjoy!


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