Using Adobe Acrobat Export PDF

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.

Note:

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

Managing your Adobe Acrobat Export PDF account

Sign in to your account using the Sign-in card at the upper-right corner of this page. To upgrade your account or manage your subscription, click Manage Your Plans under Quick Links in the Sign-in card.

Exporting PDF to Word or Excel online

  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.

Using Acrobat Reader DC to export PDF to Word or Excel

You can also use the free Acrobat Reader desktop app to Export PDF. The app uses the Acrobat Export PDF online service in the background.

  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.

  4. Click Convert in the right-hand pane.

  5. Select the desired file format in the Convert to drop-down list, and then choose the appropriate document language using the Change link.

  6. Click the Convert button.

    Click Convert

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

    Click Save As

Using Acrobat Reader mobile to export PDF to Word or Excel

You can also use the free Acrobat Reader mobile app (iOS | Android) to Export PDF. The app uses the Acrobat Export PDF online service in the background.

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

  2. Tap the blue icon on the top left.

  3. Tap Export PDF.

  4. Select the output file format from the list of options, and then tap the Export PDF button.

  5. The document is sent for conversion.

  6. Post conversion, the file is stored in 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 is displayed in the list.

    Document Cloud file list

  9. Select the file, and click the Download button at the top-right corner of the window.

    Download the file

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