Adobe Export PDF is an online Adobe Document Cloud service. With it, you can easily turn PDF files into editable Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and RTF (Rich Text Format) documents.

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


The option to convert PDFs to PowerPoint is available for PDF Pack subscribers only and is not available for Adobe Export PDF subscribers.

Manage your Adobe Export PDF account

  • To manage your account, sign in to Adobe Export PDF service at https://cloud.acrobat.com/exportpdf with your Adobe ID and password, or with your social (Facebook or Google) account.  Click Account > My Information in the upper-right area of the Adobe Export PDF application window.
  • To upgrade your account or manage your subscription, click Account > My Plans in the upper-right area of the Adobe Export PDF application window.

Export PDF to Word or Excel online

  1. Sign in to your account at https://cloud.acrobat.com/exportpdf with your Adobe ID and password, or with your social (Facebook or Google) account.

    Sign in to Adobe Document Cloud
  2. Click the blue Select PDF Files to Export button.

    Select Files to Export
  3. In the dialog box that pops up, click the Choose Files From My Computer button, if the file is located on your computer. Make sure that you have My Computer selected in the left-hand pane.


    If the file you wish to convert is located in the Document Cloud or Creative Cloud storage then select the same in the left-hand pane.

    Click Choose Files from my Computer
  4. Navigate to the folder where you’ve got your file stored, highlight the file, and click Open.


    Password protected pdfs are not exported.

    Click Open
  5. Now you should see the Adobe Export PDF options.

    Adobe Export PDF options
  6. Using Add Files To Export, you can select more files for export. 

  7. Select the desired file format for export from the Convert To drop-down list. All the files are converted to the selected format. 

    Convert To dropdown
  8. Select the document language. The OCR is run as per the selected language of the document.


    Adobe 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 document language
  9. Click the big blue Export to button.

    Click the Export to button
  10. The selected PDF file is uploaded to the server and the content is exported to the desired format.

    Click the Download button to download the exported file. A copy of the exported file is also saved on the server for future reference.



    You can also see the recently exported files in the Exported Files section below. Click on View All link to view all the converted files. You can open, download, or delete files in the list. Alternatively, to see the list of all your files, click Files in the upper-left corner of the window.

Export PDF to Word or Excel from Acrobat Reader desktop app

Steps to export PDF

  1. Open the PDF file in Acrobat 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

Steps to export PDF

  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. 

  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. 

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


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