PDFs open in Word Online for viewing, printing, and editing

Click a PDF in your OneDrive or team site library, and you might notice that it opens in Word Online. That way you can read PDFs in your browser, with no need for a PDF reader on your computer.

To print the PDF, you still need a PDF reader, like Adobe Acrobat or the Windows 8 PDF reader. Click Download in Word Online , and then open the PDF to print it as you normally would. For more information, see Print an attachment.

Edit the content of a PDF

With the PDF open in Word Online, you can make an editable copy of the file. For example, you can copy highly formatted content like a table, and then reuse it in other documents.

  1. With the PDF open in Word Online, click Edit in Word, and then click Convert.
    Word Online makes a copy of the file. The original PDF is not affected.

  2. When conversion is complete, click Edit.

    Note:  Conversion might take a long time, especially if the PDF has lots of pictures. Conversion works best with documents that are mostly text.

  3. If Word Online has trouble converting the PDF, it offers to complete the conversion in Word 2013 . Click Open in Word, and continue.

For more information about opening PDFs in Word, see Edit PDF content in Word, Video: Edit PDF content in Word, or Why does my PDF look different in Word?

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