How to Convert a PDF file to Word for Free With PDF.Live

Have you been sent a PDF file and you really need to edit it? Then you're going to need to convert it to another file format first. The reason for this is that PDF files (Portable Document Format) are simply impossible to edit while they're still PDF files. For text documents like resumes, reports, contracts, etc, you'll most likely want to convert your PDF file to a Word file, .doc file, or docx file so that you can edit it in Microsoft Word or other text editors.

You'll know you have a PDF file on your hands because the file itself will have the word Adobe or Acrobat symbol on it. They'll look similar to the icons below.

Adobe PDF Icon Samples

So, in order to save you a lot of frustration and headaches, we've put this little guide together, to help you convert a PDF file to word and get on with your day. It's short, sweet, and most importantly EASY! You can convert your PDF to Word file in 3 clicks. No kidding!

Oh yeah, PDF.Live is also free to use and doesn't require any downloads. Let's get started!

Step One

Go to the PDF.Live website You'll see the screen shown below. Simply click the blue "PDF to Doc” bubble (the one with arrows pointing at it) to get started.

Step One: Click PDF to Doc

Step Two

You'll see the screen shown below. Either drag your PDF file into the blue box, or click the blue box and find the PDF file you want to convert on your computer's hard drive.

Step Two: Drag your PDF file

Step Three

Wait a few seconds for PDF.Live to convert your PDF file to Word. Once the green box says "Ready Download”, simply click the box to download your new, editable file. And that's it! Didn't I say it would be easy?

Step Three: Download Editable File

Click Here To Convert A PDF To Word File

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How to Convert File

Just upload your file by clicking in the box above or drag-and-drop your file into the drop area. Then just wait until the conversion is complete and download the file.

Quality and Extensibility

We work with leading technology providers to provide best in class conversion services. The service works in both Firefox and Chrome browsers.

Safe and Secure

We do not save your file and delete it every day from our servers. Files stored on our servers required encrypted key to access.

Cloud Conversion

The conversion happens in cloud and does not impact your system processing or memory