How to Convert PDFs to Word Documents and Image Files

How to Convert PDFs to Word Documents and Image Files

PDFs are all the rage these days, but converting them to Word documents can be difficult. Here we’ll outline a few methods for doing just that without any third-party software. PDFs by their very nature are composed of text and images that have been saved in a particular layout format — usually, so creators of

PDFs are all the rage these days, but converting them to Word documents can be difficult. Here we’ll outline a few methods for doing just that without any third-party software. PDFs by their very nature are composed of text and images that have been saved in a particular layout format — usually, so creators of the light edits to a PDF. PDF can control trackable changes, editing access, or even who has permission to view the document. This page layout format is not compatible with Microsoft Word or other word processing programs and will need to be converted first before it can be opened and edited on your computer.

PDFs can be converted to Word change document documents and image files using a desktop computer. This method is faster than using a lightweight application like Adobe Acrobat or Corel PDF Converter — although, if you have access to a Windows-based PC with a PDF reader installed or have the Adobe or Corel software on your computer, both are far superior to Word’s formatting capabilities. If you have an iPad or iPod touch, however, the Apple apps may be just as adept at handling PDFs as their desktop counterparts.

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In this section you can learn how to easily read and edit PDF files on your computer or portable device. We will start with reading PDF files, which is relatively easy, and then move on to editing PDF documents on your computer or laptop.

To read a PDF:

On computers, you may need to download a free reader application from the Internet or find it in the application stores for Windows and Mac OS X. At the very least, you need an application that lets you view and navigate through files. Some free readers are not accurate at displaying some types of complex text, so be sure to test readability before choosing one. There are also applications, such as PDF Expert, that allow you to create PDF files on your computer. If you have a mobile device, check to see whether you have any PDF apps on your device or download some free PDF reader applications from the app store. Once you have opened and read a PDF document through an application on your computer or portable device, then you can edit it. 

How to Convert PDFs With Embedded Text Using Word

PDFs are a great way to share and store documents, but often they do not have the formatting you want. Luckily there are several options for converting PDF files to Word documents or other file types that include embedded text. In this section we first show how to use Word’s Find and Replace feature to search for and then replace custom text in your document with the text that is already in another file. Then we show how to isolate or highlight a block of text in your document, copy it into your editing application, and then delete it. Finally, we show how you can create headers and footers using Word’s Insert tab.

 

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