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Export a PDF to Word in Acrobat- Instructions

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Export a PDF to Word in Acrobat- Instructions: A picture of the Menu Bar sequence you can select to export a PDF document to Microsoft Word 2007 or later.

Export a PDF to Word in Acrobat: Overview

            You can export a PDF to Word in Acrobat to create dynamic text documents. To do this, open the PDF to convert to a Word document in Acrobat. Then choose “File| Export To| Microsoft Word| Word Document” from the Menu Bar. To save the PDF using the older Word 97-2003 file format (.doc) versus the newer format that started with Word 2007 (.docx), then instead choose the “Word 97-2003 Document” command instead of the “Word Document” command in the Menu Bar sequence shown.

Export a PDF to Word in Acrobat- Instructions: A picture of the Menu Bar sequence you can select to export a PDF document to Microsoft Word 2007 or later.

Export a PDF to Word in Acrobat- Instructions: A picture of the Menu Bar sequence you can select to export a PDF document to Microsoft Word 2007 or later.

            In the “Save As PDF” dialog box that opens, select the location to which you want to save the Word document. Then, if needed, enter a name into the “File name” field. If desired, you can click the “Settings…” button to open the “Save as DOCX Settings” or “Save As DOC Settings” dialog box. This dialog box lets you set text flow layout and check or uncheck the checkboxes to include or exclude comments and images and run OCR on the converted PDF content. You can change any of these settings and then click the “OK” button to apply them. When finished, click the “Save” button in the “Save As PDF” dialog box to save the new Word document.

Export a PDF to Word in Acrobat: Instructions

  1. To export a PDF to Word in Acrobat, open the PDF to convert to a Word document in Acrobat.
  2. Then choose “File| Export To| Microsoft Word| Word Document” from the Menu Bar.
  3. Alternatively, to save a PDF using the older Word 97-2003 file format (.doc) versus the newer format that started with Word 2007 (.docx), choose the “Word 97-2003 Document” command instead of the “Word Document” command.
  4. In the “Save As PDF” dialog box that opens, select the location to which to save the Word document.
  5. If needed, also enter a name into the “File name” field.
  6. If desired, click the “Settings…” button to open the “Save as DOCX Settings” or “Save As DOC Settings” dialog box where you can set text flow layout and check or uncheck the checkboxes to include or exclude comments and images and run OCR on the converted PDF content. You can change any of these settings and then click the “OK” button to apply them
  7. When finished, click the “Save” button in the “Save As PDF” dialog box.

Export a PDF to Word in Acrobat: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Exporting PDFs to Microsoft Word,” shows you how to export a PDF to Word in Acrobat. This video is from our complete Acrobat tutorial, titled “Mastering Acrobat Made Easy v.Pro DC.”

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