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Microsoft Word - Convert a PDF to a Word Document

When you need to revise a PDF file, there’s no need to recreate it from scratch. Instead, open the PDF in Word and edit it like you would any other document.

Note: The PDF-to-Word conversion works best with documents that are mostly text.

Convert a PDF to a Word document

  1. Select File > Open.

  2. Select the PDF file you want to convert, and select Open.

  3. Select OK.

  4. Edit the file in Word.

    Note: The converted document might not match the original perfectly. For example, lines and pages might break at different locations.

Convert a Word document to a PDF

  1. In Word, select File > Save As.

  2. Select where you want to save the file.

  3. Type a new File name if you want.

  4. For Save as type, select PDF.

  5. For Optimize for, select an option: Standard or Minimum Size.

  6. Select Open File After Publishing, if you want to open the file after you save it as a PDF.

    This is selected by default.

  7. Select Save.

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Keywords:microsoft word convert office 365 PDF document   Doc ID:79517
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-01-22 09:59 MDTUpdated:2018-05-23 15:03 MDT
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