How To Convert PDF To Word Documents and Edit It

What is PDF?

Portable Document File (PDF) is a file format created by Adobe and is mostly used for important documents such as government forms, application forms and the like. One of the main reasons for this is its flexibility, regardless of where you open a PDF file, it will keep it’s original form. You do not have to worry about your document being distorted when opened in a different browser, software, or device. It will always be presented the way you designed it.

Moreover, you can also put a password on a PDF file that you do not intent to be acccessed by just anyone. That gives you some security if you have documents that are confidential. And another thing about PDF, you can do an electronic signature which most find convenient because they do not have to travel to be physically present to sign forms.

What is word document?

A word document is a file that has been created, made or edited in Microsoft Word, Microsoft’s text processing program. It is the most widely used processor because of its ease of use. This is what is commonly used to make reports, research files, letters, and other documents. You just input texts and you can format them in numerous ways, including inserting images, videos, and tables among others.
When you save this file, the filename will have “.docx” or “.doc” as an extension. Word documents are also very editable so this is very advantageous for people who need their work checked and edited by another person and for group projects where tasks are split up among the members.

Convert PDF to Word Document

Converting PDF to Word documents gives you more freedom to edit these documents. There is a number of programs that can do this but most of them are paid versions. Some users still don’t know that Microsoft Word can actually do this. This quick guide below will show you how to do it.

Step 1:

Right-click on the PDF file that you want to convert.

Step 2:

Click on “Open with” and then another menu will pop up.

Step 3:

Click on “Choose another app” and another menu will show.

Step 4:

Choose “More apps” so that it will show all the options for you to open the file.

Step 5:

Scroll down until you will see “Word” from the options then click on it and click “OK”.

Step 6:

A message informing you that you will convert your PDF file into an editable Word document will show up. Click “OK” to proceed.

Step 7:

Click on “Enable Editing” to edit the document. Making manual adjustments may be necessary because there might be a slight change due to line breaks, margin, etc.

Step 8:

After you click enable editing, a message will show up. Just click on “OK” to proceed.

Step 9:

Once you are done editing the converted document, save it. Click “File”.

Step 10:

Click “Save As” then select a file location.

Step 11:

Name the document and save it as a word document then click on “Save”.

Take note that some PDF files that are converted to Microsoft word documents might appear distorted or out of the structure.

You might be looking for a way to create or save a Microsoft word document to a PDF format. Here’s an easy way to convert your document to PDF right in Microsoft Word itself.

Creating a PDF document in Microsoft Word

Step 1:

Open the Microsoft word document that you want to save as a PDF and then click the “File” tab.

Step 2:

Select “Save As” from the list.

Step 3:

Select the folder where you want to save your PDF.

Step 4:

Under “Save As” Window, click the dropdown arrow on the right side of the “Save As Type”.

Step 5:

Select “PDF” from the list.

Step 6:

You can change the filename this time if you want. When you’re ready, click the “Save” button.

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