Extract PDF Pages Activity


The Extract PDF Pages activity extracts a specified range of pages from a PDF document and returns those pages as a new PDF document.


Given a multi-page PDF document a workflow might need to extract a subset of pages from the original. The Extract PDF Pages activity accepts either the file path to a PDF document or the byte content of a PDF document and a range of pages to extract. The activity produces a new PDF document containing only the subset of pages. The Write File Bytes activity could write the extracted PDF to disk, or the Create Download activity could generate a URL to the extracted PDF so that an end user could download it.




Type: String | Number[]

The source PDF document to extract pages from. Either a file path or byte content are accepted.

Bytes are the raw binary values that represent content. A byte array is represented by a list of numbers between 0 and 255. Invalid byte content will cause an error.

One way byte content can be retrieved is by using the Read File Bytes activity.

Start Index


Type: Number

The zero-based index of the first page to extract. The default is zero.

Number Of Pages


Type: Number

The number of pages to extract. If not specified all pages after the start index are extracted.



Type: Number[]

The byte content of the PDF document containing the extracted pages.


Type: Number

The total number of extracted pages.


For information about the ID, Display Name, and Description properties, see Properties Common to all Activities.

Connectivity Requirements

This activity does not work when the device has intermittent connectivity to the network.