Edit PDF content in Word

With Word 2013 and 2016, you can convert a PDF into a Word document that you can edit. What this video shows about editing PDFs in Word 2013 also applies to Word 2016.

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To convert a PDF into an editable Word document, you open it like you would any other document.

  1. Click File > Open.

  2. Choose the location of the PDF and click Browse.

  3. Find the PDF and click Open.

The converted document might not have a perfect page-to-page correspondence with the original. For example, lines and pages may break at different locations. For more information, see Why does my PDF look different in Word?

Tip    The conversion works best with documents that are mostly text.

More Information

To learn about saving a document as a PDF, see Convert a document to PDF.

Applies To: Word 2016, Word 2013

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