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How to convert a PDF into word documents using Acrobat DC, Word and Google Docs?

How to convert a PDF into word documents using Acrobat DC, Word and Google Docs?

PDF ( Portable Data File) developed by Adobe in 1993 is a file format including text formatting and images that are independent of hardware, application software and operating system. So PDFs are seen the same by all parties during the distribution of documents.

You may have a PDF file and want to make some change to your text. So, in this article, we will discuss how to convert a PDF into word documents.

How to convert a PDF into Word documents?

There are a couple of methods for converting PDF into Word documents. Here we will discuss using Acrobat DC or Acrobat Reader DC, Google Docs and Microsoft Word.

1. Using Acrobat DC or Acrobat Reader DC to convert a PDF into Word documents

Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader Dc are products by Adobe and offers a simple way to convert a PDF into word documents. But the sad news is that Acrobat DC isn't free.

The standard Windows version runs $12.99 per month and pro version ( Both Windows and Mac) runs $14.99 per month. You will require annual commitment in both cases. If you have a premium version of Acrobat DC, you can simply use it to convert a PDF into word documents.

On the other hand, Acrobat Reader Dc is free but you will require fee up to $1.99 if you want to convert PDFs to other formats like Word.

If you require a frequent conversion, this fee is worth it because Acrobat is one of the most reliable methods to convert a PDF into a word document as it maintains formatting well.

Now let's crawl through steps to convert a PDF into word documents using the full Acrobat DC. The procedure is pretty similar for Acrobat Reader DC too.

Firstly, open Acrobat and open a PDF. Now go to the " Export PDF" command on the right side of the window.

Export PDF

Select " Microsoft Word" from the left-hand menu by selecting " Word Documents" from the right-hand menu which converts a PDF to a modern DOCX format

Export PDF into any formats (Word)

Note: Selecting " Word 97-2003 Document" converts a PDF to the older DOC format.

Click " Export" after you've made your choice.

Export

Choose where you want to save your document from the next screen.

File path for exporting PDF

Give your document a name and finally click " Save".

Saving a PDF as Word documents

Now, your PDF gets saved as Word document and will be available for editing in Word.

2. Using Google Docs to convert a PDF into Word documents

With Google Docs, you can convert a PDF into word documents safely. It's actually a two-step process where you first convert a file into Google Docs documents and then to a word document. This process can be helpful if you don't have Microsoft Word but still want to convert a PDF into a word document.

First, open Google Drive and click " New" button along with Plus symbol.

Add new file in Google Drive

Select " File upload" option.

Upload file in Google Drive

Find your PDF file and click " Open" button.

Now, your file will be uploaded to Google Drive.

Right-click on your PDF and select " Open With>>Google Docs".

Open file with Google Docs in Google Drive

Now, you file will get opened as Google Doc document.

Go to " File " from the upper-left corner and select " Download as>>Microsoft Word (.docx).

Download file in Microsoft Word

Now, your Google Docs file gets converted to Word format and will be downloaded to local PC in the form of Word document.

3. Using Microsoft Word to convert a PDF into Word documents

Good News. You can convert a PDF into Word document using Microsoft Word. It is not always the most reliable method as it leads to style and formatting issues. But you can convert a PDF into a word document for simple documents or fulfil text editing needs.

Open Microsoft Word and select " File" from the top-left corner of the window.

File menu in Microsoft Word

Select " Open" from the left-hand menu.

Now browse your PDF's location and click " Open" button.

Browse PDF into Word

A warning box pops up stating your new document might lose some of the formattings it had as a PDF. It is a warning that says your word document may not have exact formatting as PDF. Simply click " OK" to continue.

Warning message while converting PDF into Word in MS word

Now, your PDF file gets converted into a word document and opens your new Word document right away.

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