Adobe Acrobat Export PDF is an Acrobat online service. With it, you can easily convert PDF files into editable Word, Excel, or RTF (Rich Text Format) documents.

You cannot edit PDFs with Adobe Acrobat Export PDF. You need Acrobat DC to edit PDFs. See Acrobat product page.


In Adobe Acrobat online web interface, you can convert PDFs to PowerPoint if you have Adobe Acrobat PDF Pack subscription.

Manage your Adobe Acrobat Export PDF account

  • To manage your account, sign in to Acrobat web at https://documentcloud.adobe.com with your Adobe ID and password, or with your social (Facebook or Google) account. Click Account (user icon) in the upper-right area of the window and then choose Adobe Account. The Adobe Account page opens in a new tab. 
  • To upgrade your account or manage your subscription, click Manage Plan under the Plan information section of the Adobe Account page.

Export PDF to Word or Excel online

Steps to export PDF:

  1. Sign in to Acrobat Web at https://documentcloud.adobe.com with your Adobe ID and password, or with your social (Facebook or Google) account.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Convert > Export PDF.

    Choose Export PDF
  3. Do one of the following to select the PDF file that you want to export, and then click Continue:

    • Choose files from the Recents or Documents list.
    • Add files from your computer or drag-and-drop the files onto the highlighted area.
    • You can also drag-and-drop files to the Export PDF tool on the Convert page.
    Select a file from the Recents or Documents list
    Select a file from your computer
  4. To select additional PDF files to export, click Add Files and then select the desired files from the Recent or Files list, or from your computer, and then click Continue.

    Add more files
  5. Do the following on the same pop-up window:

    1. Select the desired file format from the Export To drop-down list.
    2. Select the language of the document you're exporting from the Document Language drop-down list.

    Note: Adobe Acrobat PDF Pack does not retain the language setting from session to session. Therefore, make sure that you select the appropriate language each time you convert a document with OCR.

    Select the file format and the document language
  6. Click Export to.

  7. The selected PDF file is uploaded to the server and the content is exported to the desired format. Click the Download icon to save the file on your computer or device.

    Download the exported file

    A copy of the exported file is also stored in your Adobe Document Cloud account. The Recent section at the bottom area of the home page lists all the files you’ve exported recently. Alternatively, to see the list of all your files, click Documents in the top-menu bar.

Export PDF to Word or Excel from Acrobat Reader desktop app

  1. Open the PDF file in Acrobat Reader.


    If Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, download it from the following link: https://get.adobe.com/reader/

  2. In the upper-right corner of the window, click Sign In

    Click Sign In
  3. Sign in using your Adobe ID and password, or with your social (Facebook or Google) account.

    Sign in to Adobe Document Cloud
  4. Click Convert in the right-hand pane.

    Click Export PDF
  5. Select the desired file format and document language. 

  6. Click the big blue Convert button.

    Click Convert
  7. Click the Save As button to download the converted file.

    Click Save As

Export PDF to Word or Excel from Acrobat Reader mobile app

  1. Tap to open the file on Acrobat Reader Mobile app. 

  2. Click on the blue icon, on the top left side of the app. 

  3. Tap Export PDF.

  4. Select the output file format from the list of options. 

  5. The document will be sent for conversion and the same message will also appear on the app.

  6. Post conversion the file will be stored on the Document Cloud. 

    File saved to Document Cloud
  7. To download the output file, login to Document Cloud with the same Adobe ID and password. Click Manage Files on the main landing page.

  8. The converted file appears in the list. 

    Document Cloud file list
  9. Select the file, and click the Download button on the top right to download the file.

    Download the file