How to convert PDF file to Microsoft Word document

PDF to DOC iconsSometimes you might need to use a part of a text from PDF document for your documents. There are tons of PDF handling programs available on the internet, but to be honest,  most of them are overpriced, for what they do, and if you are really in need to just convert single document, it's waste of money.

Converting PDF to Word documents on-line

Since you are reading this article on internet, you might as well convert PDF to DOC/DOCX on web too. The easiest, cheapest (aka free) and fastest way to make a Microsoft Word document out of a PDF file is to use one of the popular online conversion services like ZAMZAR. Simply load up your PDF, pick DOCX or DOC and make it send you the converted output file to your e-mail and that's it.

Converting PDF to Word documents off-line

If you need the convert capability off-line, or need to convert many PDF document at once, it is best to install a proper PDF to Word conversion programs. Again, there is dozens of them that appeared in last decade, some of them commercial, most of them free.

One of them is UniPDF, a free, quick PDF to Word converter with batch conversion capability - this means you can convert several documents at once.

UniPDF converter screenshot.UniPDF program screenshot

But again, there is many programs, so just google some and find the one that suits your needs the best.

If you have access to either Adobe Acrobat or latest Microsoft Office Word 2013 your work can be even easier. Acrobat can simply export PDF to Word document, whilst Word 2013 can directly open and edit PDFs, so it can as well save them to its DOCX or older DOC formats.

Related software and links:

Adobe Acrobat icon

Adobe Acrobat    Microsoft Windows platform
A dedicated software for handling PDF documents

Adobe Acrobat for Mac icon

Adobe Acrobat for Mac    Apple macOS / Mac OS X platform
Mac version of Adobe's PDF handling software

Microsoft Word icon

Microsoft Word    Microsoft Windows platform
One of the most popular word processor program from Microsoft Office suite

Microsoft Word for Mac icon

Microsoft Word for Mac    Apple macOS / Mac OS X platform
A Mac version of the popular word processing application


UniPDF    Microsoft Windows platform
One of the many PDF converters available

ZAMZAR - Free Online File Conversion icon

ZAMZAR - Free Online File Conversion    On-line services platform
A web application that offers huge file conversion capability


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