PDF to Word Converter
Use our accurate PDF to Word converter tools to convert any PDF into
perfectly formatted Word document you can easily update and edit.
Convert PDF to Word on Desktop
Enjoy quick and accurate offline conversions, and many other advanced PDF features on your desktop with Able2Extract Professional:
- Turn any PDF to DOC, Excel, CSV, AutoCAD...Improved
- Convert 100+ PDF pages per minute.
- Batch convert scanned PDF files with OCR.New
- Process scanned PDF text with multi-language OCR.Improved
- Edit, sign, create, review, and secure your PDFs.
- Compare two PDFs and highlight discrepancies.
- Available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
What are the Main Differences Between the Two PDF to Word Solutions?
No Download Needed
With our PDF to Word online tool, you just need an active internet connection to convert PDF to editable Word from any modern browser (smartphones too).
No Internet Needed
After downloading/installing Able2Extract PRO, you can use the PDF to Word feature offline on all desktop platforms - Windows, macOS & Linux.
The Quickest Way
The online PDF to Word converter can only convert whole documents to DOCX with no additional options. A simple & quick 2-step conversion process.
The Most Accurate Way
With Able2Extract PRO you can make a selection for PDF to Word conversion. You can choose between 3 file formats and 3 formatting options.
OCR for Scanned Files in English
The free converter automatically recognizes scanned PDF text and converts it to an editable Word file, but can’t recognize non-English characters.
Multi-language OCR Engine
Able2Extract PRO’s OCR can successfully convert scanned PDFs in 12 languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and more.
Convert Files One by One
You can upload PDF documents and download the converted DOCX files one by one. The free online converter doesn’t offer batch conversion support.
Convert 100+ Files in One Go
You can use Able2Extract PRO to batch convert multiple PDFs at once and upload even whole folders to the processing queue in a single step.
2 Free Conversions per Day
Two free conversion actions per day - no email address required. The file size limit is 50 MB. We use a 2048-bits RSA key with SHA-256 encryption.
7-day Free Trial
Able2Extract PRO has a 3-page conversion limit after one unrestricted conversion action. Purchasing a license removes this limitation.
Does One Thing & Does it Well
Our free online tool can convert PDF only into Word. You can’t use advanced features like batch tool or preview file output prior to conversion.
All-in-One PDF Suite
Able2Extract PRO is a complete solution for all your PDF needs. PDF signatures and encryption included. You can use it to view PDFs free forever.
Go Beyond Basic PDF to Word Conversion with Able2Extract PRO
Save Time with Batch Converter
Instead of converting one PDF at a time, use our desktop PDF to Word converter to batch process hundreds of PDFs to Word documents at once.
Powerful Multi-Language OCR Engine
Utilize our high-fidelity Optical Character Recognition technology to turn any scanned PDF file into an accessible Word document you can edit right away.
Convert Only the Text You Need
You don’t have to convert the entire PDF file, use Able2Extract to extract a desired page range, a specific page, or even a single paragraph - without the hassle.
No Internet? No Problem!
Able2Extract works offline - no need to have internet access or to upload your files to external servers as conversions are performed locally on your computer.
Lifetime Access to All Tools
With Able2Extract you get indefinite access to its PDF to Word converter along with all other conversion, creation, editing, OCR, and signature tools.
PDF to Word FAQ
There are two types of PDF to Word converters to choose from: online and offline.
Online PDF to Word converters are a great choice if you’re looking for quick and easy conversions. They can be accessed on any OS and through any browser, the only requirement is that you have a stable internet connection. Most such tools are free, but some come with advanced features that require you to register or make a purchase if you want to use them.
On the other hand, offline (desktop) PDF converters are not free in most cases, but they offer advanced conversion functionalities that online tools simply can’t match. Moreover, desktop PDF converters process PDF files offline, as they don’t require an active internet connection.
Able2Extract Professional is a great example of a desktop PDF converter. It is fully functional offline, and it’s compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. The software comes with a powerful toolbox equipped with advanced features such as batch processing, OCR for scanned PDF files, selective conversion, various PDF editing and security tools, and much more.
If you don’t want to upload your PDF documents to external servers, you can convert your documents offline using a dedicated PDF converter software tool such as Able2Extract Professional.
Before you download the software, make sure it is compatible with your operating system and that your PC meets the minimum system requirements.
Once you have downloaded and installed the software, launch it by double-clicking the software icon on your desktop.
From there, simply follow the steps below to convert your PDF to Word offline:
- Open your PDF document
- Customize advanced settings (optional)
- Click on the Word icon
After the conversion is complete, your converted file will automatically open in Microsoft Word.
However, if you don’t have MS Word installed and you are looking for a free Word alternative, here’s a list of 10 tools available free of charge. Able2Extract allows you to convert PDF to ODT (OpenDocument text format for word processing documents). The OpenDocument format can be used with both free and proprietary software applications such as AbiWord, OpenOffice, Dropbox, Google Docs, LibreOffice, Microsoft Office, OnlyOffice, Scribus, Zoho Office Suite, etc.
With Able2Extract Professional, you can also convert Word to PDF either by using the application itself or a free PDF printer.
In order to extract text from scanned PDF to Word or any other file format, you will need to have access to a tool that uses Optical Character Recognition technology.
For good quality PDF scans, the OCR engine used in our free tool will get the job done.
If you have a poor quality scan that contains skewed content and grainy text, you will have to use an advanced, high-fidelity OCR engine that can be found in desktop PDF converters.
Able2Extract Professional comes with business-grade OCR technology that is capable of accurately converting even the poorest document scans. Furthermore, multi-language support is available for special characters in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, and Swedish.
Batch PDF into Word conversion is an advanced feature that can be found in some online tools, but most of the time, users have to pay extra for this service or sign up and leave their personal information to get access to it.
Fortunately, most desktop PDF applications come with this advanced feature already built right in. The Batch Converter tool in Able2Extract Professional enables users to convert hundreds of PDFs into fully editable Microsoft Word files in a single step.
Batch conversion to CSV, open office, AutoCAD, and other Microsoft Office formats is also supported. Moreover, users can create and use unique conversion templates on recurring documents that are similarly formatted.
Unfortunately, most free PDF to editable Word converters are not advanced enough to offer selective conversion functionalities. You can only convert an entire PDF document to Word.
However, an advanced desktop PDF converter such as Able2Extract Professional allows users to select what PDF content they want to extract to MS Word: an entire document, a page range, a single page, or even specific paragraphs and lines of text.
If you’re not getting consistent formatting when turning PDF into Word, you are probably using a low quality converter that is incapable of delivering accurate output. This can occur with both online and offline tools, depending on how advanced their conversion technology is.
Instead of wasting valuable time on fixing layout inconsistencies, you can use a business-grade PDF converter - Able2Extract Professional. It will ensure that the original document structure and formatting remain consistent after every conversion.
Converting PDF to editable Word on mobile and tablet devices using Investintech’s free online PDF to Word converter is the same as on any PC.
Open the browser on your mobile device and navigate to the free online PDF to Word converter page on our website.
From there, simply upload the PDF document you want to convert to Word, and once the conversion is complete, download the converted file to your iOS or Android powered device.
If you’re looking for an online tool for Mac to convert your PDF files to Word, you can use our free PDF to Word solution as it works on macOS and any other operating system.
You can almost instantly convert your documents by uploading your PDF and downloading the converted Word file.
If you need advanced conversion functionalities such as batch processing and selective text extraction, try our offline PDF converter for macOS - Able2Extract Professional.