Convert a PDF into a Word document

Kevin Arias Updated by Kevin Arias

Please note that with more complex PDF's (i.e. those incorporating graphics) may not convert as expected.
  1. Right-click the PDF file in question - select "Open With/Choose Another App".
  2. Click the "More apps".
  3.  Scroll down until you find the desired Office application.   - In this example, we'll select "Word".
  4. Do NOT check off the box that says "Always use this app to open .pdf files" - this will associate all PDF files with that application.
  5. Click the "OK" button
  6. When the Office application opens, you will be greeted with a message saying that the Office application will attempt to convert the PDF.   - You can decide if you want to check off "Don't show this message again".
  7. Click the "Ok" button. 
    The larger the PDF, the longer it will take to open this file.
  8. On some PDF documents, if you are prompted to "Enable Editing", you will need to do so in order to make modifications to the document.
  9. When you actually go to type in some changes to the, you may again get prompted to "Enable Editing" - you will need to click on "Enable Editing" again to make the necessary changes.
  10. Here are the modifications (not saved yet - just modified) to the above document.
  11. You can then "Save" or "Save As" this file. 

You can "Save As" this file to a different PDF document.

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