Why convert PDF files to Word documents?
PDF (Portable Document Format) is a kind of text format that is developed by Adobe Inc. This biggest advantage of this text format is the small size, convenient for reading and easy to spread and use online. Therefore this format is usually used as the format of product specifications, such as e-book. However, PDF files can’t be edited directly because the decodable format of PDF is different from the decodable format of Doc, so does the carriage return, the line break and picture format. Thus, if you would like to edit or for further actions, you have better convert PDF files to Word documents.
How to convert files of PDF to Word documents?
Generally speaking, when you get a PDF file through any channels, there are two possibilities – a normal PDF file that is easy to open and an encrypted PDF file that password protected. To convert the former PDF file to Word document is quite simple, but to convert the latter PDF file to Word document is a little complex, you have to remove the password first and then to convert it.
Part 1: How to convert normal PDF files to Word documents?
To convert PDF to Word, the frequently-used way is to make use of a third party PDF converter. Here I list three of them for you as below:
PDF Converter 1: Google Documents
Google Documents is a free application developed by Google. It’s not only an excellent alternative to Microsoft Office, but also a good PDF converter. It’s easy to export PDF to Word with Google Documents. Log into Google Account (make sure you have signed up one) > upload your PDF file > click File in the Menu bar and choose Download as > choose Word as the output file format. Google Documents have updated for several times and the interface may be a bit different from below.
PDF Converter 2: PDF Online
PDF Online is a free and powerful PDF online tools collection website. It contains many practical functions. You just have to click the Brower button and upload your PDF file to its online converter interface and then click the Convert button and then it will convert PDF to Word for you.
PDF Converter 3: Advanced PDF Converter 6.0
Advanced PDF Converter is a comprehensive PDF conversion tool which helps you batch convert PDF files to editable Words, or convert Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel Spreadsheets to PDF files at one time. The original contents including formatting, layout and graphics are exactly retained in the converted PDF files and Office documents. Batch conversion and partial conversion are supported, which make your conversion more efficient.
Part 2: How to convert encrypted PDF files to Word documents?
If the PDF file you get is no password created, you can directly follow part one to convert it to a Word document. Nevertheless, sometimes you are not so lucky to meet a normal PDF file. If the PDF file you get is password protected, you have to remove the password in order to convert PDF to Word. How to remove PDF password? You can use a PDF password recovery tool to help you.
Step 1: Download and install PDF Password Recovery
You can download a PDF password recovery tool online. Such as SmartKey PDF Password Recovery or Advanced PDF Password Remover. And then insert your encrypted PDF file into the tool.
Step 2: Select PDF password attack type
Usually there are three PDF password attack types in the tool – Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack and Dictionary Attack. You can choose one of them and then click Start button to begin recovery.
Step 3: Remove or recover PDF password
After that you can remove the PDF password forever or recover the password and then open the password protected PDF file and then remove the password or convert it to Word document.
Step 4: Convert PDF to Word with PDF Converter
After the above three steps, you have decrypted the PDF file. Now you are able to convert your PDF files to Word documents with the listed PDF converter in part one.
All in all, perhaps the listed PDF converters are not so comprehensive but I have tried my best to share the better in my eyes; perhaps you know another PDF converter that is better than the mentioned here but there are few people know it. In that case, if you have a good idea about how to convert PDF files to Word documents, welcome to leave a comment and share it with me.