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Document Splitter

Easily break apart large documents into smaller PDFs for review.

Leah Keilty avatar
Written by Leah Keilty
Updated over a week ago

Document Splitter Why, Where, and How

Logikcull’s Document Splitter allows you to break apart multi-page document images into separate smaller PDFs for review. This maintains the integrity of the original document and also preserves the page order after the split. This is particularly useful if you receive large files consisting of multiple documents and would like to perform such operations as:

  • Applying work product to a single section of a document.

  • Producing individual pages or specific sections of a document.

  • Navigating a large page-count PDF more easily by splitting into smaller segments.

  • Splitting a PDF also allows you to assign specific pages to a reviewer to review, instead of needing to redact or re-upload the file in multiple pieces.

There are two places within Logikcull that the Document Splitter can be utilized. If you already know that a particular PDF will need to be split prior to upload, you are able to simply drag and drop the single PDF into Logikcull and split upon upload. Alternatively, if you come across a document during review that you need broken apart, you can similarly split documents within the Document Viewer.

Logikcull’s Document Splitter enables you to break apart documents using four different methods:

  • By number of pages. Every 10, 20, or 100, for example.

  • By file size. Logikcull will split and keep all the sections under a MB limit (2 MB for example).

  • By specific pages. Advise Logikcull which page numbers you want to split by. e.g. 5,8,22,54.

  • By bookmarks. Many digitally combined PDFs (such as Adobe Acrobat) include file names in bookmarks. Logikcull is able to identify these bookmarks and add breaks where necessary.

    Please note that, typically, bookmarks are placed on the top level, but some programs allow you to nest them into different levels, e.g.:

    We currently only support splitting pdfs by bookmark per level, but we do not support splitting them by multiple bookmark levels. You will need to choose a bookmark level to split by when completing your upload.

How do you split PDFs during an upload?

ℹ️ Splitting at upload is limited to PDF documents.

When uploading a single PDF file, you will have the option on the first step to split up the PDF by bookmarks, number of pages, file size, or specific pages.

Please note that splitting upon upload cannot be undone without deleting the upload. The split documents will be kept in order of the original PDF and can be viewed in order by sorting by "File Path (a-z)" in the Search view.

Split during upload:

Resulting Split:

How to split documents from the document viewer

In the Document Viewer, update the top toolbar to include Splits, then select from the menu.

Once split mode has been toggled on, you can choose to split after the predefined parameters (page, file size, bookmark, etc.) or you can manually split by scrolling down and selecting the scissors on the dotted line in between pages.

Reviewing the results of your splits from the viewer:

Under the Uploads column in the filter carousel you will see a new upload called PDF Split:

In the Uploads tab:

Under the Auto Tags (QC Tags) column in the filter carousel (general view):

- "Has Splits" indicates the original document a PDF split was performed on

- "Split from PDF" indicates the resulting split documents


  • Does splitting a PDF document increase my monthly storage size?

    • Split documents will not contribute to storage size. However, if the original PDF is deleted, the split documents will count toward storage.

  • Who has permissions to create PDF splits?

  • What happens to the original PDF that I split?

    • The original document will stay intact and can be referenced. See next question for further info.

  • Why can’t I delete the last split I’ve created in the PDF split info panel?

    • Splitting a PDF always results in the same net page count, so the minimum number of splits you can generate is two. Think of this as similar to the “split” functionality in Adobe.

  • Any work product applied on an original PDF will not transfer over to the new split versions. It is for this reason that splits should be applied as early as possible in the review process.

  • The new PDF split does not retain the original document's family designation, however the original document and its family can still be referenced.

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