4 Ways to Save PDF as Word on Mac
Nowadays, iMac is more and more widely applied in study and work, not only in entertainment. Consequently, the demand for applications designed for Mac users is increasing. However, compared with the amount of apps for Windows, apps for Mac is very few. For example, Word doc and PDF are the most popular formats in Office work, and occasionally we need to convert them from one to the other. We can do the task easier on Window than on Mac. Windows users can easily save PDF as Word with PDF to Word Converter, while Mac users can hardly do that similar work using some applications effectively.
It is hard for Mac users to do the task like that, but it does not mean Mac users can do nothing. There are still some workarounds. Here in this article we're going to talk about 4 feasible ways to save PDF as Word on Mac.
It would be the easies way to save PDF as Word by using AnyBizSoft PDF to Word for Mac. All you need is follow the guide how to convert PDF to Word on Mac (Snow Leopard, Lion included) and the work would be done in seconds. The application allows you to convert files as well as pages of a file at a time. As the application is specially designed for Mac users, it is very friendly and meets the users' habit.
Pros: high efficiency and accuracy; good security-you can find it on PDF to Word for Mac on Apple Downloads
Cons: not free but would be cost-effective
Another way to could be using Preview to save PDF to Word. During the process of viewing PDF files with Preview, users would "save PDF as Word". It means you need to click Text Tool and select contents from the PDF, and then copy and paste content from PDF to Word. Actually, only the text can be saved in Word. Normally, the content you copy and paste to Word could be messed up. So you need to re-organize the text. What's worse, graphics, hyperlinks or layouts would be lost during the process of pasting.
Pros: easy to realize
Cons: manual work, these formats and most of contents are lost
Mac users can make use of online software. All you need is uploading your PDF files to the web, then choose "Word" or .doc as the output format. And then click the "Convert" button. The process is more or less like that. But sometimes, the websites might require you to enter your email address, like zamzar.com. After the online conversion is done, the software could send the target files to you via your email. However, take the security into consideration, you'd better not convert confidential PDF to Word online. What's more, PDF file size is often limited. You are allowed to upload may be one file in one go.
Pros: standalone of any operating OS
Cons: low efficiency and unsafe
Another way for Mac users to save PDF as Word on Mac is using Adobe Acrobat. It is just like breaking a butterfly on the wheel. You just upload your PDF to Acrobat and then directly export PDF as Word. The problem is that Adobe Acrobat is specially designed for editing not converting. It could take a long time to convert large a pile of PDF to Word on Mac.
Cons: too expensive and not cost-effective
These above mentioned ways are suitable for single users. There are many other apps being able to do the similar work, like PDFpen and Open Office. But it would be either not cost-effective or inconvenient.