This is a pre-production deployment of Warehouse, however changes made here WILL affect the production instance of PyPI.
Latest Version Dependencies status unknown Test status unknown Test coverage unknown
Project Description

Pdfsplit (formally named pdfslice) is a Python command-line tool and module for splitting and rearranging pages of a PDF document. Using it you can pick single pages or ranges of pages from a PDF document and store them in a new PDF document. To do this you describe these pages with the simple Python slice notation, e.g. 0:10 for the first ten pages, -10:0 for the last ten pages, 0::2 for all even pages, -1::-1 for all pages in reversed order, etc.

Basically, pdfsplit wrapps pyPdf, a package written by Mathieu Fenniak which contains the needed functionality in its core, but does not provide a simple method of using it easily from the command-line or from a Python module.


  • save arbitrary slices of a given PDF document in a new PDF document
  • install a Python module named
  • install a Python command-line script named pdfsplit
  • specify arbitrary slices using Python notation, e.g. 0:10:2
  • specify pages using normal page numbers (starting at 1), e.g. -p 1-5
  • allow patterns for output files
  • provide a Unittest test suite


You can use pdfsplit as a Python module e.g. like in the following interactive Python session:

>>> from pdfsplit import splitPages
>>> splitPages("file.pdf", [slice(0, 1, None)])    # i.e. [0]
written: file-split.pdf
>>> splitPages("file.pdf", [slice(None, None, 2)]) # i.e. [::2]
written: file-split.pdf

In addition there is a script named pdfsplit, which can be used more easily from the system command-line like this (you can see many more examples when typing pdfsplit -h on the command-line):

$ pdfsplit 0 file.pdf
written: file-split.pdf
$ pdfsplit ::2 file.pdf
written: file-split.pdf
$ pdfsplit -p -o "%(dirname)s/%(base)s-p%(indices)s%(ext)s" 3-5 file.pdf
written: file-p3-5.pdf
Release History

Release History


This version

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

Download Files

Download Files

TODO: Brief introduction on what you do with files - including link to relevant help section.

File Name & Checksum SHA256 Checksum Help Version File Type Upload Date
pdfsplit-0.4.2-py2.5.egg (8.8 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 2.5 Egg Sep 17, 2008
pdfsplit-0.4.2.tar.gz (23.3 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 Source Sep 17, 2008

Supported By

WebFaction WebFaction Technical Writing Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Dyn Dyn DNS Sentry Sentry Error Logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ Heroku Heroku PaaS Kabu Creative Kabu Creative UX & Design Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV Certificate Rackspace Rackspace Cloud Servers DreamHost DreamHost Log Hosting