Export a PDF to Microsoft Office formats

Learn how to export your PDF files to editable formats–like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Exporting to another file format allows you to make significant revisions and updates to your documents.

To export multiple PDF files to another format, try using the Action Wizard.
When you’re looking at a PDF file that has content you want to reuse in a PowerPoint presentation or a Microsoft Word document, don’t start from scratch. Just export the PDF to the format you need.
In Acrobat DC, open the Export PDF tool. You should be able to find it at the toolbar on the right side of your screen but if you don’t see it there, you can also get to the tool from your tool center.
With Export PDF Active, choose the file type you want to export to. Acrobat can export your PDF to a variety of formats that let you reuse your content including Microsoft Office formats, images, HTML and others.
I’ll choose Microsoft Word and open up the settings for this format. I can make a few choices here that will affect the file output, and then I’ll click, OK. Now I just click the Export button. Acrobat will prompt me to choose a location to put the new Word file, and I’ll just save it to my desktop.
The file will export and open in Microsoft Word, ready for me to keep on working. -
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