How to Convert Files between PDF and Word- Step by Step

Posted by John Larkin - April 8, 2014

Most of people all around the work use Adobe Acrobat in daily life and job career. PDF is great to read files or documents. Besides, it avoids formatting errors from cropping up due to word-processor incompatibilities. However, we cannot make any changes like edit or revise to PDF content. Under such circumstance, it is advisable to convert a PDF document to Word document. This post will detail steps to convert a PDF document to Word format and a Word file to PDF format.

Instructions to Convert a PDF document to Word format

Instructions to Convert a Microsoft Word document to PDF format

Instructions to Convert a PDF document to Word format

Some people may receive a document with PDF format but do not have the Adobe Acrobat software to open it. They would not like to pay for a seldom-used program. But don’t fret, we will list methods to convert a PDF document with Adobe Acrobat and without Adobe Acrobat.

With Adobe Acrobat

Step one- Open the PDF document you’d like to convert

Step two- Click File, then Save As. Select Microsoft Word in the drop-down menu.

Step three- Click Save to convert file

Without Adobe Acrobat

Step one- Head over to pdftoword.com, a free online converter

Step two- Click on Select a file

Step three- Choose the file you want to convert to Word format, and click Open

Step four- Type in your email to receive the converted file

Step five- Click on “Convert it!”. Seconds later (it could take minutes if your file is much large), a window will pop up to tell you the conversion is successful

Step six- Log into your email and check the inbox. Click on the converted file to download it

Instructions to Convert a Microsoft Word document to PDF format

Many people are using Microsoft Word 2007 and Word 2010 nowadays. The following post will describe steps to convert these two types of Word documents to PDF format.

In Word 2007

Step one- Open the file you wish to save

Step two- Click the “File” button in the top left-hand corner of Word. Then click Save As and select PDF or XPS

Step three- Name the file. Choose Minimum Size if you wish to reduce the size and quality

Step four- Click Publish to save the conversion

In Word 2010

Step one- Open the file you want to convert to the other format

Step two- Click File, then Save as

Step three- Select PDF in the file type, then click Save


Step four- Back to the file. Click File > Save & Send > Create PDF or XPS Document > Create a PDF/XPS

Step five- Enter a file name and location in the pop-up dialog box. Click Publish

It’s much easy and simple to convert documents between PDF format and Word format. Generally, basic documents can accomplish format conversion with the above methods. If you encounter any problem, you can contact us online.



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