How to Open a PDF File in Word
Portable Document Format (PDF) files cannot be edited easily using PDF software, which is why PDF is commonly used as a final, published version of a document. If you want to be able to freely edit text in a PDF, you might try opening the PDF file in Microsoft Word. Word doesn't read PDF documents, however, so you first need to convert the PDF into a Word document (.doc). Convert the file for free using an online conversion tool. Then you'll be able to open and edit the file in Word.
Navigate to a PDF-to-Word conversion website of your choice. See Resources for three options.
Click "Browse" to select a PDF file from your computer. Click "Open."
Select .doc as the output file type. This is the native file format for Word documents, so you can be sure the file will open in Word.
Enter your email address if the site requires it. Both Zamzar and NitroPDF converters send you the converted file via email.
Click the "Convert" button.
Retrieve the converted Word document---either from your email or by downloading it directly from the conversion site.
Download the file to your hard drive. It's a good idea to put it on your desktop or in a folder that is easy to find.
Start Microsoft Word and open your newly converted file.