[Athen] breaking a PDF file

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Wed Jan 17 05:56:12 PST 2018

Hello all,

Sorry for the cross post, but I think both lists have folks who can help here.

I received a textbook from a publisher that is one large PDF file. I want to break it into chapters, but I keep getting an error. We select the pages for the front materials, tell Acrobat pro XI to extract pages, then we get an error 15 and Acrobat says it can't do it. We also tried with just the index, but the same thing happens. If we try extracting just a page or two, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

I also tried saving the file to a new file and working with it. I got the same results. I tried working from a flash drive, the network drive and a local hard drive.

I've never had this much trouble extracting pages in a PDF file before, and I've worked with much larger files. Can anybody give me an idea what is going on?


Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
Phone: 913-288-7671
Email: rbeach at kckcc.edu<mailto:rbeach at kckcc.edu>

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