Convert to Word command (File menu)
The "Convert to Word" command, accessible from the file menu, has a sub-menu that offers 3 different conversion options:
|Keys:||CTRL + D (,), COMMAND + D ()|
After the Convert to Word option is selected from the File Menu, Control + D is pressed or the icon is selected on the toolbar, the Microsoft Windows "Save As" dialog will appear:
On this dialog, select the location of where the Word conversion output will be saved to on your hard drive. Also, designate what the name of the file will be for the Word output.
Once those two requirements are satisfied, the conversion will take place and Word will be launched with the converted document:
Conversion Output Options
The following briefly explains the pros and cons of the various conversion options:
- Standard – The default conversion option will retain background graphics, as a background image in the converted output, and the textual layout using the layout of the original PDF document for guidance. For most documents, this will provide the best looking output in a format that is simple to edit. As such, it is the recommended format for most documents.
- Frames – Under certain circumstances, because the text boxes are designed to correlate with the structural positioning of the original PDF document, it may be possible to generate a more accurate layout than with the Standard conversion selection option.
- Text – The PDF to Word Text Only conversion option will only convert the text portions of selected items. The text will appear as a standard paragraph without special formatting or text boxes in a new word document. This conversion is most useful when preserving the look and feel of the PDF in Word format is not important, but the user desires easy access to the text information.