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QUESTION: i am trying your recommendation     is there a way to separate 20 pages in the middle of a document of about 70 pages, and make a separate file    i can then use that file to word edit that smaller document of 20 pages     thank you

ANSWER: Once you have the PDF open in Word, you can edit it in just the same way you would any other Word document, including adding and removing pages. Save a copy of the file as a .docx and proceed from there. Alternatively, you could select and copy just the 20 pages you want and paste them in a new document.

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QUESTION: i used the popup pencil tool which gives you a square which you then use to high light the pages of interest   but the square does not move beyond a few pages and then stops   i have seen this again and again in the past also could you please advise how to cover all the about 50 required pages in the large pdf thank you

I'm not sure what tool you're referring to (sounds like the Draw Table tool, which you definitely don't want). To select multiple pages, click at the beginning of the desired selection, then use the slider on the vertical scroll bar to bring the end of the desired selection in view and Shift+Click there.
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Suzanne S. Barnhill


I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".


I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

Rotary Club of Fairhope, Friends of the Fairhope Public Library

B.A. (Latin), Agnes Scott College, 1966; M.A. (Classics), Emory University, 1972.

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Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award every year since 1999; many Rotary honors

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