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Jul 14 2023

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Want to update that old, outdated PDF file on your website? Look no further, here’s a quick guide to help you edit all your content by converting to a different format in seconds. 

So, why convert PDF files? Perhaps you need to edit PDF contents or repurpose a PDF?

Converting your PDF to a different file format is the most effective and accurate way to access the content in your PDF.

Forget copying and pasting as it may not be error-proof plus may not even be possible depending on the PDF you are working with.

How to convert PDF files

Xodo lets you convert PDF documents online to formats such as MS Office and popular image formats. To find out how, check out the handy Xodo tutorials below.

Convert PDFs to MS Office formats online

Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are the most popular applications for document editing. Xodo lets you convert your PDFs to any of these formats for free.

Simply follow these steps:

1. Select your conversion tool:

  • PDF to Word
  • PDF to Excel
  • PDF to PowerPoint

These tools work the same way, so you can use the steps in this tutorial for any conversion.

2. Upload a file from your device or select your file from Xodo Drive, Dropbox, or Google Drive. For PDF to Excel tool, you can merge PDF tables into a single sheet or separate individual sheets.

Xodo PDF to Excel Online conversion output options

3. Click on the Convert button.

4. Click on the Download button to download your file.

The above method works for native PDF files. To convert scanned PDFs, you’ll need to perform an extra step, which we cover below.

Quickly convert scanned PDFs online

Scanned PDFs are images of text, with no digital information for a converter to extract.

You'll need to convert scanned PDF to a searchable PDF by using OCR technology. Xodo provides a free conversion tool designed to convert scanned PDF documents! 

Here’s how:

1. Go to Xodo’s free online OCR converter.

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

3. Choose to convert your scanned file to a searchable PDF.

Scanned PDF to searchable PDF conversion option output with Xodo

4. Click the Convert button to start the OCR conversion.

5. Download the new PDF to your device.

Once you have downloaded your searchable PDF, you can then upload it to Xodo for online conversion to extract the content.

Convert PDFs to image formats 

While PDF documents are ideal for and almost always contain textual content, they can also contain image-rich content. It may come in the form of brochures, flyers, portfolios, presentations or even menus. 

For such PDFs, you may be focusing on the visual content and want to convert your file to an image format instead. Well, Xodo provides you with free PDF to image tools that let you convert from PDF to PNG or PDF to JPG. 

Go to xodo.com and then follow the steps below:

1. Select your conversion tool: 

2. Upload a file from your device or select your file from Xodo Drive, Dropbox, or Google Drive.

Xodo PDF to PNG conversion interface

3. Click on the Convert button.

4. Click on the Download button to download your file.

Do more with your PDFs using Xodo 

With Xodo Pro, you can work with your PDFs on the spot for whatever you need. It also offers over 30 free online PDF tools for any task you may need – PDF editing, annotating, signing, compression, merging, splitting, and more. 

Xodo Pro unlocks exclusive features, such as unlimited document processing, bulk file conversion, and 5GB storage on Xodo Drive. Why wait Start your 7-day free trial today.

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