Edit a PDF with Word


Use Word to edit PDFs. This method is best for causal users.


Editing a PDF  in Word works best if it is mostly text. PDFs of book chapters or something that looks like a manuscript from a copier won't be formatted well in Word. 

  1. After opening Word, go to File > Open.
  2. Locate the PDF and double click on it to open it (you might have to select Browse and find the PDF in a folder).
  3. A dialog box alerts you that Word is converting the contents. Windows users may need to click OK.
  4. The original PDF will not be changed. After your edits, save it by choosing File > Save. The default is to save it as a Word document. To save as a .pdf:
    1. Windows users: Change the Save as type option to PDF and then click Save.
    2. Mac users: Change the File Format option to PDF and click Export.

Note: The converted document might not be perfectly page-to-page compared to the original. For example, lines and pages may break at different locations.

Source: Microsoft



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