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How to convert a PDF to Word on Windows or Mac

Correct your file type in a few easy steps.
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December 2, 2022

There are many situations where you need a Word document rather than a PDF. Word documents are easier to manage and edit, especially on a platform like Google Docs. Let’s review how to convert PDFs to Word documents on both Windows and Mac.

Read more: How to convert PowerPoint and Google Slides

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To convert a PDF to Word, open Microsoft Word. Go to File > Open. Click on the PDF file you want to convert. Microsoft Word will automatically change the PDF into an editable Word document.

Alternatively, you can try using a third-party document converter.


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How to convert PDF to Word in Microsoft Word

Launch Microsoft Word. In the top left, click File.

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In the Open tab, find the PDF you want to convert into a Word file. Click it.

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Word will automatically convert your PDF into an editable Word file. Click OK.

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Your PDF has been converted into a Word file. Make sure to save it as a Word file when you’re finished.

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How to convert PDF to Word in Google Docs

Go to Google Drive and click on the PDF you want to convert.

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Click Open with Google Docs.

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In the PDF file, select File.

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Hover your cursor over Download. From the extended menu, select Microsoft Word (.docx).

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How to convert PDF to Word using MacOS Preview

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To convert a PDF to Word using Mac Preview, highlight all relevant text and paste it into a blank Word document. Alternatively, you can open the PDF in Mac Preview and select Export under File. In the Format dropdown, choose Microsoft Word. After that, click Export, then Save.


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