How to Send a PDF to Word

by Foye Robinson

While you cannot open a Portable Document Format (PDF) file within Word directly, you can convert it to a Word format directly from Adobe Acrobat. Not only can you edit PDF files in Adobe Acrobat, but you can save files in other formats as well. If you do not have Acrobat, you can use the free version, Adobe Reader, to send your copied page to a clipboard and place it in Word. Unlike Adobe Acrobat, which lets you send an entire PDF document to Word, Adobe Reader lets you move only one page at a time.

Send from Adobe Acrobat

1

Open the PDF document you want to send in Adobe Acrobat.

2

Select "File" and "Save As" from the toolbar. The "Save As" dialog box opens.

3

Change the "Save as type" option to "Microsoft Word Document" and click "Save."

4

Open the document in Microsoft Word.

Send from Adobe Reader

1

Open the PDF in Adobe Reader and select "Edit" and "Select All" from the toolbar.

2

Select "Edit" and "Copy to Clipboard" from the toolbar and minimize Adobe Reader.

3

Open a new document in Microsoft Word and select the "Home" tab. Click the "Clipboard" dialog box launcher at the bottom of the "Clipboard" group.

4

Click the PDF document in the "Clipboard" task pane to place it on your page.

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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