How to manipulate pages in Acrobat XI

Learn how to edit PDF, including how to manipulate pages in a PDF, insert pages into a PDF and delete pages from a PDF.

By September 23, 2012


How to manipulate pages in Acrobat XI
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How to manipulate pages in Acrobat XI

Donna BakerSeptember 23, 2012

  1. Customize the width of the Page Thumbnails pane and the thumbnail size.
  2. Use commands on the toolbar or from the Options menu (the commands are also in the Pages tools.)
  3. Add more pages with the Insert command.
  4. Delete selected thumbnail(s) in the Page Thumbnails pane.
  5. Rotate a selected thumbnail(s) in the Page Thumbnails pane, and click Rotate
  6. Counterclockwise, or Rotate Clockwise.

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Lori Kassuba

2, 2014-10-24 24, 2014

Hi Zia,

Only Acrobat and not the free Reader can delete pages from a PDF file.



8, 2014-10-18 18, 2014

i am using XI free version. here i can not delete page from PDF file.
can you help me to solve the issue?


donna baker

4, 2013-08-16 16, 2013

Hi Jason -

You need to have a full version of the Acrobat program, not the free Adobe Reader, so there is cost involved.

I’m sorry but I don’t understand your last statement about losing functionality. Again, what program were you trying to open it in?


jason Avery

4, 2013-08-02 02, 2013

I do not have this page manipulate box…is this an upgrade that I must pay for? I was forced to open a document in the new adobe and when I did I lost all functionality of my document.

donna baker

1, 2013-04-03 03, 2013

Hi Leishalynn -

No, you don’t have to delete anything. You change the order of pages in the Page Thumbnails pane by dragging and dropping the pages into the order you want to use.



5, 2013-04-02 02, 2013

Where is “change the order of pages”? Looks like you have to delete something, then insert it somewhere else.

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