How to Convert PDF to Word

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format that contains all elements of a printed document as an electronic image that can be viewed, navigated or printed. PDF files allows the individual to capture and view robust information from almost any platform and distribute to anyone, anywhere.

Created by Adobe in 1993, PDF files are created using Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat Capture, or related products. The files can be viewed and used with Acrobat Reader. PDF files well compressed and look the same electronically and in print, regardless of the type of computer or printer, or the software package used to create it.

A PDF is a formal open standard known as ISO 32000 sustained by the International Organization for Standardization. The files are useful for documents that require the maintaining of the original graphics and formats and overall printed appearance. PDF files can embed type fonts and consists of interactive elements such as buttons for forms entry.

Although there are many advantages to having a PDF document there are also disadvantages; PDF files are almost impossible to edit without the use of conversion software. The file type cannot easily be changed, revised or manipulated because the PDF is only an image of a document. PDF to Word conversion software can be downloaded via the internet, as well as there are websites that offer the service online.

Things You Will Need

  • PDF to Word convertor
  • Personal Computer with compatible operating system
  • Internet Access
  • PDF Document


  • If using an online software go to the desired website and launch conversion software
  • Browse for the PDF document to convert and upload it to site
  • Select option to convert
  • Some sites may ask for an email address to send the converted file to

Dos and Don’ts

Don’t use online conversion software for documents that have sensitive information, instead chose a software program that can be downloaded to the PC, for example Quick PDF to Word Software.

Be wary of software programs that may contain viruses. If you are downloading a trial version, make sure that you scan the program before you install. For those that would like to carry out the reversion conversion from word to pdf, multiple options are available.

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