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Export a PDF to an editable Microsoft Word file using Acrobat 9

Learn how to convert PDF to an editable Word document.

By Rick Borstein – May 7, 2009


In this tutorial, learn how to convert PDF to Word. Join Rick Borstein, Adobe business development manager for Legal and Life Science, as he shows you how to use the improved export to Microsoft Word features in Adobe Acrobat 9 to convert PDF to Word.

Products covered:

Acrobat 9

Related topics:

Export PDFs

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1, 2016-01-27 27, 2016

worked perfectly to flatten then convert - thanks


11, 2015-07-19 19, 2015

Thank you for the tutorial…

Lori Kassuba

3, 2013-02-26 26, 2013

Hi Greg,

Was this document created using Adobe LiveCycle Designer? If so, then you’ll first have to flatten the XFA form (dynamic form) by printing to the Adobe PDF Printer. Then try doing a Save As on the static PDF file.


Greg Orr

3, 2013-02-22 22, 2013

Trying to convert document from Acrobat 9 pro to Microsift Word document to edit text. I am following the steps on the tutorial but get the error message “Save As failed to process this document. No file was created”. Any suggestions?


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