How to convert a PDF file to Word format


If you sometime has a PDF document you would like to edit or maybe add your own notes to, this post is something that will interest you for sure. You can of cause buy a very expensive program from Adobe or you can use this free online tool that I will tell you about below.

PDF to Word Converter (Free Online service)

On you can convert your PDF files to Word format for free. All you have to do is to upload your PDF file and enter in your e-mail address. Shortly after you have uploaded the file you will receive an e-mail with a link where you can download your file in Word format (.doc). I have tested the free service myself and it is indeed very simple. I printed a standard Windows test page with my BioPDF printer and uploaded it to the online service. Shortly after I got an e-mail with a link to the document converted to .doc Word format. I opened the document with Microsoft Word and was able to edit the text like in any other Word document. The file will be stored online for 24 hours before it will be deleted again.



Able2ExtractIf you need to convert multiple documents you might want to buy Able2Extract instead of using the online version. You can download a Free 7 days Trial version of Able2Extract to check it out. Able2Extract is available for Windows, Mac and Linux systems. Able2Extract is also able to convert PDF to Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and a couple of other formats. With Able2Extract you can also configure Batch conversion of multiple files if you need to convert a big amount of files. Able2Extract is created by that also makes other products used to convert files. A single user license is available for only $99.95. Before you download the 7 days trial version, let me just inform you that it is limited to convert only 3 pages at the time. If you like the Trial version you can activate it to a full version if you end up buying the program.

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31 Responses to How to convert a PDF file to Word format

  1. Enstine Muki says:

    Hi Thomas,
    Useful piece of software and thanks for sharing it. I save it for future use

  2. Leonardo says:

    There’re many ways to do the same. I didn’t know this…! Thanks for sharing Thomas.

  3. amely hopes says:

    Thanks mate for the share really saved a lot of time 🙂 cheers

  4. chiru says:

    Hi Thomas,
    Thanks for sharing the great software.
    you need to share “word to pdf” as well..

  5. Juan says:

    i always convert files to pdf but never intent to convert it from pdf to word format… 🙂

  6. vicky says:

    This software is very useful. Able2Extract is good for converting PDF files in to MS-word files format. But it is only free for 7 days.

  7. Lola Stoney says:

    Hi Thomas,
    I use Adobe Acrobat Professional to carry out my PDF to Word conversion. However, I am not satisfied with some of the outputs – especially when trying to convert a complex document to Word.

    I will try the PDFtoWordConverter and see if it’s any better. Many thanks this your post .

  8. Joe Hart says:

    I’ve used this one.It’s pretty convenient..Conversion happens really fast.I would recommend this to everyone looking for a fast and easy way to convert pdf file to word.

  9. Ali Khan says:

    I used the online service and it was super-fast and convenient for those last minute conversions, thanks a bunch for this 🙂

  10. Arslan Shoukat says:

    Informative article, Thomas. But i want to know how to convert word format to pdf. Hope you write post about it.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Arslan
      That one is easy. You simply just select the Save As command and choose PDF from the dropdown menu. All newer version of Office are able to save directly in Word format. Alternately you can install a PDF printer like e.g. BioPDF or CutePDF.

  11. Rashmi Sinha says:

    Great post!!!
    It is often necessary to convert one file type to another for a particular use. If we can do it online for free , then how cool is that!!! Easy, convenient and safe!!!
    Thanks Thomas for this great share.

  12. Ahsan says:

    I use PDF to Word Converter free online software regularly. But by reading your site I understand there are lots of software.

    Thanks for share

  13. Ardiv Jauhari says:

    Urgh, if only I found out about this sooner. I had to download a software with over 1gb+ in size just to convert my pdf file to word and now my pc is laggier than ever before!

  14. digiee says:

    really this seems to be a nice way. but can you please tell me if there is any other alternative to do the same off line.

  15. George Tent says:

    I used to convert PDF to word or word to PDF online. It was time consuming to search the website and convert. Sometimes it didn’t convert the file correctly. So i was a brain box for me. But office 2010 makes it easy for me by providing PDF option in the SAVE AS menu. But no option for PDF to Word is available. So you solved my problem by providing these useful softwares…..great work bro. keep sharing useful stuff….thumbs up.

  16. vicky says:

    Hi Thomas,

    I have occasionally used the online converters. But I had never thought about bulk conversion. thanks for sharing info about AbleExtract software. 🙂

  17. Lei Broch says:

    Thank you for sharing this very useful software. Now, I can convert pdf files to word format.

  18. Sanjib Saha says:

    Very useful post, many of us must have surely looked for some software that converts PDF into Word. I am also interested in knowing if there is any software that can convert Word into PDF.

  19. I am a big fan of Apple products so I am using their “PDF to Word converter” which is pretty good. I also used some free converters but I had surprises from time to time. I testes the trial version of Able2Extract few years ago but I was not impressed. Maybe they may have enhanced their product meanwhile.

  20. Jerry Ryan says:

    This application is really useful and the best part is that it’s free. I was also looking for software that would help me convert from Word to PDF. Of course, if such a software is also available for free like the “PDF to Word” application then it would be great.

  21. pavan says:

    Hi Thomas
    thank you for sharing this online conversion tool

  22. Gautam says:

    Great article on Converting Pdf files To work and in this way many Can take advantage of it.

  23. kafreena says:

    I liked the first tool you mentioned as it is available online, And I successfully converted my pdf files to word formats.
    thanks a lot.

  24. Manohar Tn says:

    this is what i am looking for how to convert pdf notes to normal word…..Thanks thomas…

  25. Rahul Sharma says:

    That’s a good online tool. I always prefer word files as compared to pdf files.
    Thanks for sharing.

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