How to Convert Adobe to Microsoft Word

by Foye Robinson

If you want to use contents of an Adobe PDF document within Microsoft Word, you can do so, and it's not necessary to copy the file's contents from Adobe Reader and then manually paste them into Word. Instead, save the file in its entirety as a Microsoft Word file and modify it. Convert the Adobe PDF file into Word directly from Adobe Acrobat, or by using a free PDF online converter.

Adobe Acrobat

Open the PDF file you want to convert in Adobe Acrobat.

Select "File" and "Save As" from the toolbar. Then change the "Save as type" option to "Microsoft Word Document (*.doc)."

Navigate to the folder where you want the file saved by double-clicking on a folder in the "Save As" dialog box (to save the file there) or by selecting one of the icons under "Save in" (on the left). Then click "Save."

Using PDF Converter

Click on the "Browse" button on the website. You will be directed to your local files. Double-click on the PDF file you want to convert. The file path will display in the text box.

Enter a password for the PDF document if it is protected.

Choose "File" for "Convert from" and "Word (doc)" for the "Output format."

Enter your email address within the "E-mail address" text box and add a check-mark to "Attach files to e-mail," then press the "Convert Your File" button. The converted file will be delivered to your email inbox.

Using PDF Online

Select the "Browse" button on the website. Then double-click on the Adobe file you want to convert from your computer.

Press the "Upload and Convert" button. The conversion will begin.

Keep the window open. A link to the converted file will appear on the web page once the conversion is complete.

Select the link, "Right-click here." You will be directed to save the file to your computer. Choose the "Save File" option and click "OK." Then name your file and click "Save."

Using PDF to Word

Select the "Browse" button on the web page.

Choose ".doc" as the output file when prompted.

Enter your email address and press the "Convert" button. A screen will open on your page as the file is converted. Do not close the screen. The converted file will be delivered to your inbox.

About the Author

Foye Robinson is a freelance writer and Web designer with Precision Web Crafting. She shares her love for family/relationships, fitness and Web design in her writing. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Webster University and also writes miscellaneous articles and novels.

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