how would I delete all blank pages at once in a document

Scanning double sided always leave blank pages, how can I delete them all at once.


Joan Lyons


3 Answers

There is no mechanism built into Acrobat that would do that automatically. The way I usually handle this is by bringing up the page thumbnails pane, then scale the thumbnails so that I have two columns. Then I draw a selection rectangle around the column that contains the blank pages. If you have more pages then will fit on your screen, just move the mouse towards the bottom of the window, and try to find the spot on the border where Acrobat will autoscroll for you. This allows you to just keep the mouse in that spot and keep on going.

Once all pages are selected, just hit the delete key.

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Karl Heinz Kremer   

If you have Adobe Acrobat (not free Adobe Reader) and the document is opened, you can open the Page Thumbnails pane on the left, select the PDF pages you want to remove (using CTRL + Click, for example) and press "Delete".

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Almir R V Santos   

If you run Text Recognition on the file, a script can be used to remove any page that doesn't have any text in it. Of course, this would also remove pages with just an image, so it should be used carefully.

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