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How to Safely Export PDF to Microsoft Word

PDFs are super convenient and no question about it. Anyone who deals with and exchanges a lot of files on a daily basis would probably agree with that.

The “P” in PDF, as you probably know, stands for “Portable.” This means that those lightweight files can be passed around with the knowledge that every recipient will be able to open and read it, whether it be on a smartphone running on Android or iOS, or on a laptop or desktop computer running Windows, macOS, or Linux.

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The format is undoubtedly the most versatile when it comes to sharing, archiving or printing needs, but unfortunately, every superhero has its Achilles’ heel. PDF files lose some of their appeal when users need to make changes to the original document because the data they contain cannot be easily edited.

Export PDF to Microsoft Word

That’s when you need the help of a professional PDF editor like Able2Extract Pro 12. Besides the ability to accurately convert PDF to Word, you can rest assured that your sensitive personal or business information is safe and secure.

Furthermore, because Able2Extract comes with OCR included, even scanned, image documents can be converted easily for smooth and straightforward editing. If you need to quickly convert multiple PDFs to Word, you can use the Batch conversion option and export whole folders of files without hassle.

Without further ado, we’re going to show you how you can safely export PDF to Microsoft Word format from your desktop. Follow these simple steps and the data you need will be unlocked from the PDF’s grip in no time.

Step-by-Step Guide to Converting PDF to Word

Step 1: When you start Able2Extract, you’ll see that the Command toolbar is the most prominent interface element with its large icons. Click on the Open icon and select the file you want to convert.

Able2ExtractStep 2: You should now decide whether you want to convert the whole document or just a part of it. Whichever is the case, in the Select area of the toolbar, choose the appropriate option.

PDF converter

Step 3: Once the desired area is selected, look for the Word icon in the toolbar under the Convert to File Type section. Click on it and select the output folder and enter a filename. After clicking on the Save button, you’ll have your file ready and all set up for editing in Microsoft Word in a matter of seconds.

Convert Scanned PDF to Word

How to Convert Scanned PDF to Word

To convert scanned PDF to MS Word, you’ll need to select Perform Image-based Conversion (OCR) under OCR Options in the Edit menu. After that, follow the same conversion steps for a  regular, electronically created PDF.

Image-based Conversion OCR

How to Convert Multiple PDFs to Word

To convert multiple PDFs in one go, look for the Batch icon in the main toolbar of Able2Extract. Once you click on it, the Batch Conversion window will open up. You can add files one by one, but a more efficient approach is to add whole folders by clicking on the Add Directory… button.

You can set the Output folder anywhere on your computer by clicking on the Browse… button. However, the quickest way to go about this is to just leave the Same as Source box checked and let the software export Word files to the same directory containing your source PDFs.

Next, select Word from the drop-down menu in the Convert to field and enter the security code below. Finally, click on the Convert button to start the conversion process

Convert Multiple PDFs to Word

Final Thoughts

Adding a powerful software tool like Able2Extract to your arsenal of productivity tools will make dealing with PDFs as easy as it can be. No need to upload your files to websites, no waiting for the conversion to complete, no problems with the layout of the converted document. If we need to describe Able2Extract in 3 words, it would be – quick, accurate, and safe. To try it free for 7 days download it here.