How to convert pdf to word. Converting a pdf to MS Word is actually quite simple. It does depend how the pdf file was created though.

You can simply try and open the PDF file in MS Word directly and it should convert the file.

Quick Summary


  • Open MS Word
  • Open a Blank New File
  • Select Browse
  • Browse to the File Location
  • Change the File Type to PDF
  • Then select Open
  • Then select OK to continue

Fast Reference Steps


Step 1: Open a New Document

Open a new blank document in MS Word

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How to Convert a pdf to Word | Open a Blank Document

Step 2: Select Browse

Then select browse to browse to your PDF file.

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How to Convert a pdf to Word | Select Browse

Step 3: Change File Type

Change the file type in the File Type Box in the bottom right hand corner. This will them make your pdf show. You can then select your PDF.

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How to Convert a pdf to Word | Change the File Type

Step 4: Word Converts PDF

A message might pop up saying MS Word will convert the file. If it is a relatively small file it shouldn’t take long. If there are weird graphics and other types of things in the file apart from just text then it may take longer and may not look exactly like your PDF.

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How to Convert a pdf to Word | Word Converts PDF

Step 5: Conversion Complete

You PDF file should then appear in MS Word.

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How to Convert a pdf to Word | Converted File

This is the simplest way to convert a pdf file to MS Word without additional software. It may or may not work well depending on how the pdf was created.

Anyway – give it a go and see how you go. Leave a comment if you want.

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