PDF is considered to be a standard file format for presenting documents and images. Once it is saved, it can’t be modified. People may find it difficult to edit a PDF file. Various third-party apps have now emerged and are helpful in editing a PDF file. If you want to convert a PDF file into a Word document, you don’t need any expensive software to do so. This article will make it easy for you to do so in just a few steps. 

Convert Using Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat is a great software that lets you convert your PDF file into a Word document. You can also make the formatting and text-related changes to a PDF file so that your document looks great. The free version of Adobe Acrobat does not offer the feature to convert a PDF file into a Word document. If you are new to Adobe Acrobat and register an account with it, you can avail yourself of a 7-day trial. Adobe Acrobat is available for both Android and Windows. For converting a PDF file into a Word document, one can follow the steps below.

  1. Open the PDF that you want to convert in Adobe Acrobat.
  2. Click on the “Export PDF” option.
  3. Click on Microsoft Word, which can display several formats available on the software.
  4. Choose .docx file.
  5. After you have selected the .docx file, click on setting cog and additional settings.
  6. Choose the format that you find suitable.
  7. Click on the “Export” button.
  8. Now, Acrobat will start text recognition for the scanned texts. Sometimes, the feature may not work.
  9. You can reformat or edit the document as per your preference.
  10. Name the Word document and save it.

Convert using Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word helps a user convert a PDF file into a Word document. In order to convert a PDf file into a Word document, All you need to do is just follow the steps:

  1. Launch Word and simply select the “File” option.
  2. As you select the file, a new window will appear. Look at the menu bar on the left; you will see “File.” Now, click on “Open” below the “File” option.
  3. Clicking on the “Open” will display you all the recent Word documents accessed on the computer.
  4. The “Recent” option will display all the files. Choose the file that you wish to convert into a Word document.
  5. When you click the file to open, it may take a while.
  6. Word will automatically convert the PDF file into a Word file.
  7. You can edit the document in the way you want.
  8. After making all the necessary changes, a user can save the document in Word.

Converting with Web-Based Apps

Several web-based apps can help you convert a PDF file into a Word document in just a few easy steps. We have mentioned the ways to do that using web-based apps. Follow the steps:

Nitro is an online service where you can convert your PDF files into Word documents easily. All you need to do is just visit the site using your browser.

  1. Upload the PDF file from the folder on your device.
  2. Choose the option that reads “Convert my PDF to Word.”
  3. Time taken during the conversion depends on the file size.


The purpose of the list was to introduce you to the best ways to convert a PDF file into a Word document. We have listed both paid and free programs. We hope you find the article helpful.

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