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The following shows a  Possible Doppler-splitted PDF file with 8 pages: A possible Doppler-splitted PDF file with 2 pages: The Doppler is split, I am not able to determine if the content of the PDF file changed, but there appears to be a  difference in the size of the PDF files, but these pages are the same length. Separate is not able to do a partial or partial-split. I am not in the habit of splitting PDFs (maybe I could do a better job of explaining that, but right now I'm too busy).  My use was mainly a one of the following three cases: 1) Use separate to split only one PDF file into multiple files. This could be the case of a single PDF file for a series of PDFs. 2) Use Doppler split to split a PDF file into multiple files, and then use a utility like tiff and Open-Xchange to extract the separate pages. 3) Split a PDF file and then rearrange the segments of the file to make a new PDF file from the data. I'm sure the third option is not a common use case. Splitting a PDF file with Doppler on Ubuntu 16.04 and 17.04 LTS With Doppler 0.8.9-5, two PDF files may be generated after a split: pdf2.pdf and pdf0.pdf: They are each 80×160 pixels. I'm running 2×1 for a 16:10 aspect ratio for the PDF files. These dimensions are roughly the same that were printed on my printer. The PDF files are saved in .pdf format. Both documents have the same contents — they are two pieces of paper. I split both documents separately with Doppler for both PDFs: pdf2.pdf — split to separate pages. Pdftotext — split to split pages (see below) For both, I also chose the same text sizes for both and selected the same font settings: I chose one font, Benefit, for the text. The pages are 8.5 MB and 10 MB respectively.

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Are there any tools I could use to automate the process of deleting the first page of every PDF and renaming the new files?
The Poppler toolset (downloadable from ) has many PDF rendering utilities including PDFseparate and PDFunite which will do what you want i.e. separate PDF files into separate pages excepting the first page and reassemble the remaining pages into a new document. The format for generating the arguments to PDFunite is left as an exercise for the reader.
Is it possible to print out selected pages from a PDF?
Yes most printer apps have a feature to select specific pages to print. You can also install themand-line set of Poppler utilities for manipulating PDF files and use the PDFseparatemand to split a PDF into one file per page andbine sets of pages together with PDFunite to rbine the selected pages into one file. The Poppler utilities are open source and available for most operating systems.
Should people use online tools to merge or edit PDFs? It seems like a huge security risk.
Everything you do online is a risk. Realistically anything sensitive you should work with using a Desktop app like Soda PDF. I bring this up because in the should we focus on mobile vs Desktop debate we often find ourselves realizing that there will be a need for a functional desktop app as long as the internet is what it is. I know we follow all the best practices to keep our online servers safe but beyond our side of security there are other risks. Ideally saving sensitive files to secure places that aren public with offline tools is thepliant workflow.