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Jun 1 2023

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Using PDFs is commonplace practice for a variety of work-related activities in several industries, including the education, legal, and business sectors — but what happens if you need to edit the content?

Completing this task may not be as simple as editing text in a Word document.

Here’s an easy step-by-step guide on how to convert your PDF into an editable Word document online for free.

How to convert PDF to Word online

Xodo - our cross-platform suite of PDF tools, lets you convert PDFs to Word in seconds.

To convert your file, follow these simple steps:

1. Go to the free PDF to Word converter.

2. Upload your PDF either from your device, Xodo Drive, or Google Drive, and Dropbox.

A PDF document uploaded to Xodo’s online PDF to Word converter

3. Click on the Convert button.

4. Once the conversion is done, click on the Download button to save the file to your device.

Your file will be converted and downloadable in seconds. Xodo also uses secure processing, ensuring they remain safeguarded.

How to convert PDF to Word on Mac

If you’re a Mac user, no doubt you may have had difficulty and handling DOCX files from time to time.

Having Pages as the primary document processor on a Mac, you may not always have a smooth experience trying to keep your workflow consistent between a Windows-based format and a Mac-based application.

But converting a PDF to Word to extract your PDF text on Mac doesn’t have to be complicated, whether you use Pages or Word. 

To use our free PDF to DOCX converter, follow the steps below:

1. Go to the PDF to Word converter.

2. Upload your PDF either from your device, Xodo Drive, or Google Drive, and Dropbox.

3. Click on the Convert button.

4. Once the conversion is done, click on the Download button to save the file to your Mac.

Your file will be converted in seconds, and you can then open your DOCX in Pages or our online DOCX editor.

Xodo’s options make the conversion process easier

Find out how to use all of Xodo’s features as you convert. Get a look at what Xodo’s PDF to Word online features can do.

Multiple file uploading options

Xodo provides you with different locations to access your files from anywhere – Xodo Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and your computer or mobile device. To access any online storage services, ensure you’re signed in first to access them.

Uploading file options for Xodo’s online PDF to Word converter

Customize how you work with uploaded PDFs

Streamline and customize the way you work with your files online. Once a file is uploaded, you can:

  • Toggle between tiled and list views with the bullet list icon in the top right corner.
  • Preview and check your PDF before you convert it by clicking on the eye icon.
  • Delete PDFs from your conversion queue with the garbage can icon.
  • Rearrange the order of your file conversions by clicking on the double-line handle and dragging the file into the correct order.
  • Xodo Pro users can add multiple files to the conversion as easily as dragging and dropping files in the interface.
User features for Xodo’s PDF to Word online converter interface

Save your converted file to the locations and services you use most

When converting files with the PDF to Word online converter, you can select to save your converted document to either your device by clicking on the Download button, Xodo Drive, or Google Drive.

Downloading converted file options for Xodo’s online PDF to Word converter

Explore endless possibilities with your PDFs using Xodo

If you regularly need to convert PDF to Word, look no further than Xodo, where working with PDF and digital documents is easy, quick, and simple.

A suite of 30+ PDF tools will enable you to edit, annotate, sign, and even help you convert scanned PDF to Word all in one place.

Technology behind Xodo ensures accuracy, fast output, and compatibility with various OS and devices. Sign up for our 7-day free trial and gain access to even more capabilities to help make working with PDF documents on the go or at work easier than ever!

Start converting PDF to Word with Xodo online.

Start Your Free Trial Now!
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