PDF Split/Remove

Location: Management->Split PDFs


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.

Instructional Video:

For video instruction on splitting documents in LEP, follow this link.

Split or Remove Instructions

To execute splits or page removal from the main menu, go to Management->Split PDFs.

The split or removal request will be displayed as a "Split Task". Click on the Split link for that particular task (see below).

Re-enter the document breaks, or the pages to be removed in the "Range String" text box, select a Split Method (i.e. Split Document or Remove Pages), and click "Split Document". Be sure to not include any spaces between the commas, or the document will generate an error message and fail to split.

Example Page Removal Instructions

Range String: 1,3,6-10

Split Method: Remove Pages

Result: A new PDF is generated with pages 1, 3, and 6-10 removed (the original PDF is not affected and remains in the case).

Example Split Instructions

Range String: 1,3,6-10

Split Method: Split Document

Result: Three new PDFs are generated, the first PDF is Page 1 of the original document, the second PDF is Page 3, and the third PDF contains Pages 6-10 (the original PDF is not affected and remains in the case).

The documents will be split according to their breaks and the original document will not be effected. Links to all split documents will be displayed under the "Split Documents" column. The link to the original document will be under "Document to Split".

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.