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How to Undo a PDF Document & Save As a Word Document

Updated July 20, 2017

A PDF file is like a final printed copy. Once a Word file is converted to a PDF file, the texts in the PDF file cannot be edited. To edit the texts in the PDF file, you will have to edit the original Word file and convert it again, overwriting the old PDF file with the new one. In cases where the original Word file has been moved or deleted, being able to convert a PDF file back to a Word file is very convenient and saves time.

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  1. Open Abode Acrobat program. Click "File" on the program's toolbar and select "Open..." on the drop-down menu. This action will display the dialogue window to open a file.

  2. Select the PDF file you want to convert to a Word document and click the "Open" button.

  3. Click "File" on the program's toolbar once again. This time, move the cursor over "Export" and then click on "Word Document" when the menu appears. This will bring up the Save As dialogue window.

  4. Select the location on your computer where you want to save the Word document and type in a name for the file.

  5. Click the "Save" button. You now have a copy of the PDF file in a Word document format.

  6. Tip

    If a PDF is protected or has insufficient permission, Adobe Acrobat cancels the process and no Word document is created.

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Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Acrobat program


About the Author

Seara Kranh holds a Bachelor of Science in information systems management and business analytics. She develops and optimizes websites for various organizations. Her heart beats for information systems, and she becomes a zombie when engaged with website coding. Kranh enjoys a good book, vlogging with her kids, and messing with a guitar.

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