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How to Convert MS Word Document to PDF and PDF to MS Word

How to Convert MS Word Document to PDF and PDF to MS Word
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As a student or an office worker, you always type your assignments or office invoice and other relevant documents using Microsft word. There are instances where you may want to save or convert some of your documents in PDF form. Or maybe you’ve been sent a PDF document that needed some editing. In doing so you might want to convert it into Word Doc File. This can be done following the below simple steps.

There are many ways through which one can easily convert Word Documents to PDF and also convert PDF back to MS Word. You can use a third-party program to convert a word document into PDF and from PDF back to MS Word.

The good thing is that the normal Microsoft Office Word can also be used to do the converting. In this article, we are going to show you the simple steps involved in converting a file from an MS Word format to PDF using the main MS Office Word Processor.

The MS Office Word 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016  version has the feature in them which allow the user to save files or convert document either in the normal MS word format or PDF format. Most of the users of this program have no idea about this feature.

They think is a must to save your files in the default MS Word format without knowing there are other options they can choose to save their files.

If you are one of those who don’t know how to save an MS word document into pdf format, then the below steps will take you throughout the process.

To Save Your File in PDF Format

Make sure you’ve finished typing your document and you ready to save it. or you have your Word Document Already typed and opened.

Once you are certain that your document is now ready to be saved, click on the “Ofice Button” or the “File Icon”  located at the top left corner of your MS Word Program.

Now a drop menu will appear, click on Export or Save As.

Now a Save As Dialog Box will pop-up for you to select the file storage location and the format you want to save the document into.

How to covert MS Word to PDF

Chose the location to save the document, give it a name, and then just after the “filename” you will see a Save As with a drop-down arrow. Click on the drop-down to select the document format.

Once you click on the drop-down list you will see different formats including PDF Format. Since you want your document into Pdf then you have to select the pdf format.

Now click on the Save button below the dialog box and that’s it. Your document will now be saved in pdf format.

How To Convert From Pdf To MS Word Format

As I already said, the MS word program can also be used to convert your document from PDF format to MS word format without having to use any software or add-ons. But here, is not all versions of MS Word that can perform this function. The function only applies to MS word 2013 and 2016. So in order to use this function, you have to get this version of MS word first and then follow the steps below to convert from PDF to MS word.

  1. Click File > Open.
  2. Choose the location of the PDF and click Browse.
  3. Find the PDF and click Open.
  4. Now click on the file once again and “Save As” MS word format and that’s all.

Note: The converted document might not have a perfect page-to-page correspondence with the original. For example, lines and pages may break at different locations.

Alternative Method.

Another way to convert your PDF Document into Microsoft word is to use the Online PDF converter.

First, visit the online platform through the link

On this page, you can perform different functions including merging/joining of two different PDF files. Here, our goal is to convert PDF to Word so you select that option.

Now click on the upload button to select the file you want to convert and your file will be converted within a few minutes/seconds depending on the size of the file.

Now click on the Download button to download and save your converted file/document.

NB: According to the management of the pdf2doc online platform, “All data submitted/uploaded is deleted after 1 hour”. So you don’t have to be worried about them getting your sensitive file. But as a matter of disclaimer, this article is for educational purposes only.

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