Senior Product Manager Alan Wheat explains.
One of the most beneficial things a PDF file editor can do is convert to Word. This process unlocks all kinds of workflows – from text editing to a complete redesign. Next time you can’t locate the original Word file or need to update a PDF created by someone else, simply convert to Word from PDF. Here’s how to do it when using pdfDocs.
1. Export To Microsoft Word
There are three equally simple ways you can convert to Word in pdfDocs. The first is to select Export To in the Home tab. From there, you can convert to Word or another file type like Excel or PDF/A.
2. Right click on a page and Export
The second option is to right-click on the page or pages you want to convert to Word in the Pages pane. The menu below will display. Then press Export.
3. Go to the File menu and Export
The third workflow is choosing the Export option within the File menu. From here, choose which pages you’d like to export and then click Create Word Document.
After you convert to Word
Your new document will automatically open in Microsoft Word once pdfDocs has finished the conversion. Text recognition technology used in the conversion process means all the original text can be edited or deleted, and new text can be added.
You also have the option to convert to Microsoft Excel if the document was first created as a spreadsheet. Update the data as required and export back to PDF to share the new version.
Text editing in PDF
The text editing tools in pdfDocs offer another way to review and make changes to documents. Highlight important sections, add text or text comments, edit objects or images, add links or apply headers and footers. Plus add, remove, or rearrange pages. Then save this as your next version. No conversion or document recreation needed.
Want to know more about pdfDocs for file conversion and text editing? See how it works here.
About the author
Alan Wheat is a Senior Product Manager based in our Sydney office. He manages several key products including pdfDocs. When he isn’t overseeing product development, Alan runs ultramarathons and enjoys family time at his home near the beach.