Split PDFs

Extract or Remove Pages

Location: Management>>Split PDFs

General

The Lexbe eDiscovery Platform (LEP) has the ability to remove pages from a PDF, and to split PDF documents into smaller independent documents. This page allows the user to split or remove pages from PDF documents according to instructions that have been setup from the Document Viewer>>Doc Tab. The user that sets up the split instructions and the user that performs the splitting or page removal can be separate users.

Insights

  • It is best practice to split documents before coding them. Please note, the master document will remain in the system for reference, but can be deleted.

  • There may be data dependent limits on the number of splits that can occur inside of a document, such as file corruption. See Corrupt PDF Files for more information. If you run into any issues using the split function, contact Professional Services.

Splitting or Removing Pages from a PDF

  1. Create page-removal and/or split tasks for documents via the Doc Viewer.

  2. To execute these tasks, go to Management>>Split PDFs.

  3. Click "Edit and Run" to edit the instructions (be sure to not include any spaces between commas, or the document will fail to split).

Example Page Removal Instructions

Instructions: 1,3,6-10

Split Method: Remove Pages

Result: A new PDF is generated with pages 1, 3, and 6-10 removed.

Example Split Instructions

Instructions: 1,3,6-10

Split Method: Extract Pages

Result: Three new PDFs are generated, the first is Page 1 of the original document, the second is Page 3, and the third are Pages 6-10.

**When splitting or removing pages from a PDF the original document is not affected and remains available in the case.

  1. Select a function (i.e. Extract Pages or Remove Pages)

  2. Click "Run Task"

  3. The documents will be split according to their breaks and the original document will not be effected. Click on "View Documents" to access links to all split documents. The link to the original document is located in the "Document" column.

Completed Split Task