How to Add, Copy, and Delete Pages in PDFs

by Jordi Bardia

Adding pages to a PDF involves the insertion of new content, like text, images, or existing PDF pages, into the document. Copying pages in a PDF means duplicating one or more pages within the same document or from one PDF file to another. Deleting pages from a PDF involves the removal of unwanted pages from the document.

Pages can be added to, copied out of, and deleted from any PDF document, and IronPDF provides all the tools necessary to make this easy and fast.

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Add Pages to a PDF

Adding a page to a PDF can be done in one line of code. In this example, a PDF of a report is generated and a coverpage will be added to the start of it. To combine both PDFs, the Merge method is used. Let's take these two PDF documents for our example: coverPage.pdf and contentPage.pdf.

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using IronPdf;

// Import cover page
PdfDocument coverPage = PdfDocument.FromFile("coverPage.pdf");

// Import content document
PdfDocument contentPage = PdfDocument.FromFile("contentPage.pdf");

// Merge the two documents
PdfDocument finalPdf = PdfDocument.Merge(coverPage, contentPage);

finalPdf.SaveAs("pdfWithCover.pdf");
Imports IronPdf

' Import cover page
Private coverPage As PdfDocument = PdfDocument.FromFile("coverPage.pdf")

' Import content document
Private contentPage As PdfDocument = PdfDocument.FromFile("contentPage.pdf")

' Merge the two documents
Private finalPdf As PdfDocument = PdfDocument.Merge(coverPage, contentPage)

finalPdf.SaveAs("pdfWithCover.pdf")
VB   C#

When we run the code above we get a single PDF file as output which has the cover page at the front:

We can also add a page at any index of the PDF using the InsertPdf method. In this example, I achieve the above effect by inserting 'coverPage.pdf' at the beginning of 'contentPage.pdf'.

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using IronPdf;

// Import cover page
PdfDocument coverPage = PdfDocument.FromFile("coverPage.pdf");

// Import content document
PdfDocument contentPage = PdfDocument.FromFile("contentPage.pdf");

// Insert PDF
contentPage.InsertPdf(coverPage, 0);
Imports IronPdf

' Import cover page
Private coverPage As PdfDocument = PdfDocument.FromFile("coverPage.pdf")

' Import content document
Private contentPage As PdfDocument = PdfDocument.FromFile("contentPage.pdf")

' Insert PDF
contentPage.InsertPdf(coverPage, 0)
VB   C#

Copy Pages from a PDF

To copy pages from a PDF, simply call either the CopyPage or CopyPages methods.

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using IronPdf;
using System.Collections.Generic;

// Copy a single page into a new PDF object
PdfDocument myReport = PdfDocument.FromFile("report_final.pdf");
PdfDocument copyOfPageOne = myReport.CopyPage(0);

// Copy multiple pages into a new PDF object
PdfDocument copyOfFirstThreePages = myReport.CopyPages(new List<int> { 0, 1, 2 });
Imports IronPdf
Imports System.Collections.Generic

' Copy a single page into a new PDF object
Private myReport As PdfDocument = PdfDocument.FromFile("report_final.pdf")
Private copyOfPageOne As PdfDocument = myReport.CopyPage(0)

' Copy multiple pages into a new PDF object
Private copyOfFirstThreePages As PdfDocument = myReport.CopyPages(New List(Of Integer) From {0, 1, 2})
VB   C#

Delete Pages in a PDF

To delete pages from a PDF, you can call either the RemovePage or RemovePages methods.

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using IronPdf;
using System.Collections.Generic;

PdfDocument pdf = PdfDocument.FromFile("full_report.pdf");

// Remove a single page
pdf.RemovePage(0);

// Remove multiple pages
pdf.RemovePages(new List<int> { 2, 3 });
Imports IronPdf
Imports System.Collections.Generic

Private pdf As PdfDocument = PdfDocument.FromFile("full_report.pdf")

' Remove a single page
pdf.RemovePage(0)

' Remove multiple pages
pdf.RemovePages(New List(Of Integer) From {2, 3})
VB   C#

Jordi Bardia

Software Engineer

Jordi is most proficient in Python, C# and C++, when he isn’t leveraging his skills at Iron Software; he’s game programming. Sharing responsibilities for product testing, product development and research, Jordi adds immense value to continual product improvement. The varied experience keeps him challenged and engaged, and he says it’s one of his favorite aspects of working with Iron Software. Jordi grew up in Miami, Florida and studied Computer Science and Statistics at University of Florida.