How to Convert an Adobe PDF to a Word Document

Converting a PDF file back into a Word document can sometimes be a challenge. Adobe Acrobat Standard provides you with the tools necessary to complete this conversion process.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Adobe Acrobat Standard
  • Microsoft Word


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      Recognize Text Using OCR.

      It's always best to make sure you OCR PDF before exporting into Word.

      1.To OCR document click on File, Document, OCR Text Recognition, and select Recognize Text using OCR.

    • 2
      Recognize Text Settings.

      2.A Recognize Text dialog box will appear, click on the Edit button on the bottom right of the dialog box.

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      Recommened Settings.

      3.Recognize Text settings are recommended to be PDF Output style is to be set to "Searchable Image (Exact), and Down sample Images set to "Lowest (600dpi)". Once settings are completed click OK.

    • 4
      Export to Word.

      4.Once OCR is completed click on File, Export, Word Document.

    • 5
      Save As

      5.Select where to save and name Converted File. In this case Desktop was selected as the Save As location.

    • 6
      Desktop Saved Document.

      6.Congratulations your saved Converted file is ready. Double click on the file to Edit and make changes to your newly converted file.

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