Split PDF files using PDF4me Workflows
Digital documents come in various sizes. Some types of documents have a lot of pages. Some of these pages might be unwanted or may be repetitive. We might have to split these pages from such PDF documents for further usage or specific processes. Like legal business contracts having terms and conditions, quotes, SLA, etc. We might have to split all these types of pages into several PDF documents for processing at each department.
PDF4me Workflows will enable you to automate this process with easy configuration and without any third-party integration. Use the Split PDF actions from PDF4me. There are 3 types of Split actions that PDF4me support. Let us look at these actions with the aid of a sample Workflow.
How to automate Split PDF using Workflows?
Splitting PDF files can be done using various ways. PDF4me’s split actions will let you Split PDF documents in specific ways you desire. Let us begin by creating a Workflow, and see how we can automate this process.
Add a Trigger
Let us begin by adding and configuring a Dropbox trigger. PDF4me Workflows also support Google Drive triggers. You can feel free to choose which best suit your Workflow.
Add the type of Split PDF action you require
As mentioned before, we can Split PDF files in specific ways you require.
- Split By Page Number - In this case please provide after which page the PDF should be split.
- The second option is Split Recurring - In this case, the pages will be split into batches based on the number of pages specified. E.g, give 2 to split PDF after every 2 pages i.e. 2nd, 4th, 6th page, etc.
- The third option is Split by Barcode - This action provides you multiple options to filter the barcode text - starts with, ends with, contains, and equals to. Provide the text input along with this filter to recognize the barcode with specific text.
Add a For Each loop
Once your Split configurations are complete, add a For Each control to handle the multiple file output. All actions to handle these files should be added within the For each control.
Add Save to Dropbox action
Once the PDF is split, they must be saved to a file storage. You can use various save options supported by PDF4me. For our use case, let us add and configure a Save to Dropbox action.
Access to Workflows would require a PDF4me Subscription. You can even get a Daypass and try out Workflows to see how it can help automate your document jobs. We recommend a Pro subscription to get the most out of Workflows.