How to Move PDF Content to Word
One of the major benefits of using a PDF, or portable document format, is security. You can send documents to a variety of recipients, and no matter what type of software they use, they will not be able to make revisions to your file as long as it remains a PDF. However, information can be extracted from a PDF file without converting it to a new file type. You can quickly move PDF text content to Word.
Open your PDF file and your Microsoft Word program. If you are moving content to an existing Word document, click "File", and then "Open" on your Word toolbar. A dialog box will open, allowing you to browse your documents to locate the file. Once you have located the document, highlight it and click "Open "in the dialog box.
Maximize your PDF file window. Select the content you would like to move to your Word document using the "Select Text" button. This button can be identified by a cursor symbol and arrow.
Click "Edit", and then "Copy" on the top toolbar. Next, reopen the Microsoft Word window. Click "Edit" then "Paste" to insert the copied content.
Tips & Warnings
- While the text may transfer smoothly, font styles and graphics cannot be copied & pasted from PDF to Word.