Convert a PDF to Word using Adobe Acrobat

Do you want to convert PDF files to Microsoft Word documents so you can edit them using the Office? You can use Adobe Acrobat as the PDF to Word (Doc, Docx) converter. It can quickly turn your PDF files into formatted Word files that you can edit in the Office Word program on your computer. Since Office 2013, the PDF conversion is also supported natively. Check out these steps to convert PDF to Word documents using Microsoft Word.

Method 1. Convert a PDF using Acrobat Save as or Export to…

Run Adobe Acrobat Pro on your computer. Open the PDF file in Acrobat. Click to expand the File menu, choose Save As Other or Export Tool, then choose Microsoft Word >> Word Document or Word 97 -2003 Document. Depends on the version of your Acrobat, you may have the Save As Other or Export Tool under the File menu.

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If you choose Word Document as the output file, you will get a docx file. It will be a doc file when you export the PDF as Word 97 – 2003 document. Generally speaking you should convert the PDF to docx file other than doc, as docx is the most recent file type used in recent versions of the Office Word program. Once you selected the output file format, a dialog pops up where you can name the Word file and save it in a desired location on your PC or Mac computer.

Method 2. Convert PDF to Word using the PDF Export tool

Launch Adobe Acrobat on your computer, switch from the Home to Tools tab where you can view thumbs of a variety of PDF tools.

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Choose Export PDF. Choose a PDF to edit by clicking the Select a file button at the left panel. Then select Microsoft Word > Word Document. Finally hit the Export button at the bottom, wait for a second for the PDF conversion to complete. After that, you will have the option to select a folder to save the exported Word file and give a name to it before you save.

Convert a PDF to Word using Adobe Acrobat
  Update Feb 2022: added the Acrobat PDF Export tool.  

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