Use Adobe Acrobat Export PDF to convert PDF files into editable Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel files.

Adobe Acrobat PDF Pack performs OCR on PDF files that contain images, vector art, hidden text, or a combination of these elements. (For example, Adobe Acrobat PDF Pack performs OCR on PDF files created from scanned documents.) Adobe Acrobat PDF Pack also performs OCR on the text that it can't interpret because the text was encoded incorrectly in the source application.


OCR is the conversion of images of text (scanned text) into editable characters so that you can search, correct, and copy the text.

After converting the file, you can also view and edit Word or Excel files directly in the browser.

Steps to convert or export PDF

  1. Sign in to Acrobat Web at 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.

View and edit the exported Word or Excel file

Microsoft Office for the web is now integrated with Acrobat web. You can easily view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files stored in Document Cloud right from the browser.

For more information, see View and edit Microsoft Office documents stored in Document Cloud.