Learn how to export a PDF document to a fully editable Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint file.

With Adobe Acrobat, it’s easy to export a PDF to a fully editable Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file so you can spend your time editing instead of retyping.

PDF files are exported to Excel, PowerPoint, and Word documents.

Open the PDF file 

Start Acrobat, and open the PDF file you want to export. If you’re using our sample assets, select the Summary.pdf file to export to Word, Analysis.pdf file to export to Excel, or Overview.pdf file to export to PowerPoint.

Select the PDF file to export to a Microsoft Office document.

Use the Export PDF tool 

Click Export PDF in the Tools pane. Then choose a file format, such as Microsoft Word, Spreadsheet, or Microsoft PowerPoint. You can also save as Rich Text Format (RTF), plain text, image formats, HTML web page, and other file formats. Use the format radio buttons to select the desired file type, and click Export.

Export PDF file formats include Microsoft Office documents, image files, HTML web page, and more formats.

Export the file 

Select a folder for the exported file, or click Choose a Different Folder and navigate to the appropriate folder. Name your document, and click Save. Learn more about exporting PDFs with the Adobe Export PDF tool in Acrobat.

Tip: Select Open file after export in the Export dialog box if you want to work with the file immediately.

“Open file after export” box checked in the Export dialog box, and a folder is open displaying the file save location.

Get to work in Office

Open the document in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint if it’s not already open. Your document is now in the native Office format, so you can edit text, images, and other data just as you can in any other Office document.

PDFs exported to Microsoft Office documents are now in the native format and fully editable.

You can also use our online tools to convert Word to PDF files.

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