Open and Edit PDF Files in Word 2013

How to Open and Edit PDF Files in Microsoft Word 2013

Aug. 12, 2014 11:45 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Files & Database
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It's really depressing when having difficulty of getting rich content out of a PDF document. PDF is designed for viewing rather than editing. If you want to copy and paste table rows from a PDF viewer into Word, you have to apply a PDF editing tool.

However, opening and editing PDF files can be achieved in latest Word 2013. A new feature you may not know in Word 2013: You can open a PDF right in Word or edit it just like you do with a regular Word document. There is no need to install a separate app.

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Open and Edit PDF Files in Microsoft Word 2013

First, you can have a further understanding of PDF Reflow, which is built directly into Word 2013 so you can access your PDF like any other Word documents. See the detailed steps as below:

  • Step 1. In the ribbon, click FILE tab.

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  • Step 2. Go to the Open tab in the Backstage view.

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  • Step 3. Navigate to the PDF location and select the file you would like to convert.

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  • Step 4. A dialog box will appear confirming whether you want to convert the PDF file into a Word document. Click OK.

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  • Step 5. If the selected PDF file has content that Word is unable to convert, another dialog box may appear. Click OK.
  • Step 6. The PDF file will appear in the Word window as an editable document. You can now make any changes you want.

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  • Step 7. When you're ready to save, locate and select the Save command on the Quick Access Toolbar.

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  • Step 8. The Save As dialog box will appear. Select the location where you wish to save the document. If you want, you can enter a new file name.
  • Step 9. Click the Save as type: drop-down box, then select a file type. You can choose to save the document as a Word Document or as a PDF file.
  • Step 10. Click Save.

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  • Step 11. After these steps, you have not finished converting your PDF into Word document in Word 2013. You still have to choose whether to save the file as a PDF file or a Word document.

    According to each format's advantages, you can choose the proper one:

    PDF file: If you don't need to change it anymore, and just save it for viewing, you can save it as a PDF file.

    Word document: If you still want to make changes on it, then keep it as a Word document. You can always save it as a PDF file when you're done making changes.

As so far, you can edit a PDF document in Word 2013 successfully. If you have problems with your Word 2013, click here to know more information about Word tips.

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