How to Turn a PDF File Into a Word Document

By Jacqui Lane

PDF is a file format that allows documents to retain their original formatting and be viewed on any computer, regardless of whether it contains the software originally used to create the document. There are many free applications with which you can view PDFs, but such programs often restrict you from editing the contents of the document. Converting the PDF to a Microsoft Word document will allow you to make changes to the text and formatting.

Step 1

Copy the text directly into a new Word document. Open the PDF and press "Ctrl" and "A" to select the text, then open a new Word document. Press "Ctrl and "V" to insert the text from your PDF.

Step 2

Convert the PDF file using the free service on Upload the file, and the site will email you the converted version with a .doc file extension.

Step 3

Visit and click "PDF2Word Online." Upload the PDF file you want to convert. You can download the converted Word document directly from the website. No registration is required and you don't have to provide an email address.