PDFs are extremely useful files but, sometimes, the need arises to edit or deliver the content in them in a Microsoft Word file format. Here’s a quick look at how this can be done.
Know the Software You Need
The PDF (portable document format) file format was created by Adobe in the early 1990s as a standardized method of distributing and viewing digital documents, regardless of what computer or device is used in sending or receiving. Viewing PDFs is simple and can be done with simple PDF readers like Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or even a web browser. Editing PDFs isn’t always as simple and, sometimes, it’s convenient or desirable to convert a PDF into a Microsoft Word file. There are two ways that this can be done: using Adobe’s Acrobat DC software or using Microsoft Word. You need to own a copy of one of these pieces of software to follow the steps in this tutorial.
The first step is open Adobe Acrobat DC, then click File, and choose Open. Navigate to and select the PDF file that you intend to convert into a Word file _ alternatively, you could navigate to the file first within Windows Explorer and double-click it to launch Adobe Acrobat DC and open the file. Next, click File, and select Export To.
Option A: Using Adobe Acrobat DC, Part 2
In the Export To menu, there are several exporting options. Select Microsoft Word, and then choose one of the two available options: Word Document, or Word 97-2003 Document. Use the first option, which delivers a “.docx” file, for most modern uses or choose the second option, which supplies a “.doc,” if you have a specific need to save the PDF in Microsoft’s older Word format. Enter a name for the new file and click Save. It may take Acrobat a moment to make the conversion.
Option B: Using Microsoft Word, Part 1
Alternatively, you can use Microsoft Word 2022 or later to convert a PDF file to Word, although it’s possible that using this method may introduce minor formatting inconsistencies into your new version. This process may work better if the PDF you’re attempting to convert is mostly text.
Option B: Using Microsoft Word, Part 2
To menginjak, open Microsoft Word, and then open the PDF file you would like to convert. In this case, be sure open Word first. Word will make a copy of your PDF file so that you still have the original, and then run the conversion process to Word format on the copy. You can now edit the PDF in Word and save it as a Word file format.