There are many times when we need to turn a PDF into a Word document. Most of the time, we are in a hurry and just want to edit something on the PDF quickly, and since most of us know Word a great deal better than we know Adobe, the task is much quicker if we just convert the PDF to a Word document. Following is a very quick way to convert a PDF to Word without downloading any extra software or waiting on e-mail delivery of your document.
First, point your favorite browser to PDFOnline. We tested this with Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla—all had the same results.
Next, click the Choose File button and select the PDF you need to convert to a Word document.
Now click the Upload and Convert button. It may take a minute or two for your file to convert, but even with a 40 page PDF, we only experienced a 30 second wait.
After the file has converted, a page appears telling you the conversion was successful. Right-click the link that indicates Right Click Here and choose Save Target As to save your Word document to your computer.
That is all there is to it! In less than two minutes, your PDF is a nice, well-formatted Word document. All tables and images are preserved.
We tried several PDFs with various images, tables and fonts. All of them turned out beautifully. This is definitely a site worth a bookmark.
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