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Converting PDF to Word Documents

PDFs are great before you see a typing error you want to fix or change but can’t. The good news is that converting a PDF to a Word document can be easy and you will have a number of options to make edits to it. We’re going to show you how to convert your PDF with Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and CamScanner.

Method 1: Using Microsoft Word

  1. Search for the PDF you want to open. Go to your computer’s PDF location.
  2. Click the PDF right-click. That way a dropdown menu is requested.
  3. Select Open with. It is close to the top of the dropdown menu with the right-click. There will be a pop-out list.
  4. Click Word. This option is available in the pop-up list.
  5. If requested, click OK. This allows the PDF to open as a Word document for Microsoft Word.
  6. Where necessary, edit the Word document. The converted document, like any PDF conversion, may have no perfect page-to-page correspondence due to line breaks, page breaks, and graphics, etc.
  7. Save the PDF that was converted. Once the converted file is ready to be saved as a Word document of its own, do the following: Save As, double-click This PC, type in a file name, select a save position on the left side of the window and click Save.

Method 2: Using Google Docs

  1. Open Docs for Google. Go to the web browser of your computer at https://docs.google.com/. If you are connected to your Google Account, this will open your Google Docs page.
  2. Include your email address and password if you are not logged in. Click Go to Google Docs in the center of the page for the first time.
  3. Google Docs can be cautioned to convert your PDF by not preserving any photos of your PDF Google Docs.
  4. The Image titled Android7folder.png icon clicks “Upload.” It is on the top right of the page below the template gallery, or just under your profile photo, depending on your settings.
  5. Upload click. The “Open a File” window is in the top right corner.
  6. Click Select your computer file. Select a file. In the center of the window is the blue button.
  7. Select and click Open your PDF file. The uploading process opens the preview of the PDF file to your Google Drive after the upload is over.
  8. To open with, click Open. The PDF window is at the top. There will be a drop-down menu. If the Open with the drop-down is not visible, move your mouse up the window.
  9. Click on Docs from Google. This is available in the menu below. This opens the Google Doc file as a PDF file. If you can’t see Google Docs in the drop-down menu as an option, you can add it: click Connect more applications in the drop-down menu, look for Google Docs and click on the ‘Access CONNECT’ button on the right of the Google Docs option.
  10. Save the PDF as a Word document. This will allow you to download the Microsoft Word version of the PDF onto your computer:
  • Click File in the upper-left side of the Google Docs page.
  • Select Download as in the resulting drop-down menu.
  • Click Microsoft Word (.docx) in the pop-out menu.
  • Select a save location and/or click Save if prompted.

Author: Olivia Smith is a Microsoft Office expert and a full-time blogger with 5 years of experience in the technology industry. She has written technical blogs, white papers, and reviews for a variety of websites, including office.com/setup.