How to Copy from PDF to Word ?
When surfing on the internet, we may find that most of files are in PDF format, such as government reports and academic papers. For study or work, we may need to copy PDF to Word for further contents reuse. For example, quoting some comments of a specialist for discussion, or extracting graphics for postcard design. However, the problem is how to copy PDF to Word. After all, there are some difference between PDF and Word. The article below will show you two common ways.
Directly Copy and Paste (Only for normal PDFs)
It is a simple way to copy PDF to Word. Previously, you need to install a PDF Reader, such as Adobe Reader; and MS Word. Here is the solution:
1. Open PDF file using the pre-installed PDF Reader.
2. Select the contents you want to copy, and press Ctrl+C.(Press Command+C if on Mac)
3. Open a Word document and press Ctrl+V. (press Command+V if on Mac)
This way is workable but with some disadvantages. First, we could only copy text to Word, except of layouts or graphics, which would mess up in Word document. Second, if there are many texts to copy, it would be quite time-consuming. Third, we can’t copy PDF to Word if the PDF files are protected or secured from copying and pasting. Apparently, when coming across these problems, Copy and Paste will not work any longer. Thus, we should refer to other solutions.
Via PDF to Word Converter (For both normal and secured PDFs)
Fortunately, AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter can meet our needs. It can convert PDF files to Word documents, even those protected and secured PDF files which we cannot copy or print in PDF Reader. As all the PDF files can be converted to fully-formatted Word documents at a time, instead of frequently switching between PDF Reader and Word. Here are the steps of how to use this program.
(Note: AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter is only for Windows users; you can copy PDF to Word on Mac with AnyBizSoft PDF to Word for Mac if you are a Mac OS X user.)
Step 1: Download the Free PDF to Word Converter and then install it on your PC.
Step 2: Launch it and click Add PDF Files icon to import PDF files; or drag all the files into the panel at a time. Then, select certain pages in Selected Pages field and set the output folder.
Step 3: Click Convert icon. When the conversion is in process, a status bar will show on the panel. Click Cancel icon if you want to stop the conversion.
With this efficient PDF to Word Converter, we can accurately copy PDF to Word and extract all the contents from PDF to Word. The original text contents, layouts, graphics and text hyperlinks will be preserved. You can directly print or reuse them without other arrangement in Word. Totally, it is more effective than Copy and Paste.