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Convert PDF File - Adobe Acrobat Pro
You can convert a PDF file into another file format using Adobe Acrobat X Pro. A PDF file can be converted into an image, Word document, Excel spreadsheet, and a variety of other options. This article will look closely at converting PDF files to Word and Excel files, as well as copying/converting specific selections and saving the individual images within a PDF.
Quick links to sections in this article:
Convert to Word Document  Convert to Excel Spreadsheet  Copy/Convert Selections
Export Images
Video - Convert PDF File

To access all of the conversion options, go to File and Save As... The options are located in the third grouping (Image, Microsoft Word, Spreadhseet, More Options).

Convert to Word Document

There are 2 methods to doing this, the first being easier.

Method 1:


Step 1:
Right click the PDF and select Open With and choose Word.

Step 2:
Word will open with a pop up, click OK to that pop up.

Step 3:
Once the document is opens in Word, Save the document.Step 4:
In the Save as window, choose where you want to save the file and click Save.

Method 2:
Step 1:With the PDF open in Acrobat, click File > Export to > Microsoft Word > Word Document.

Step 2:In the Save As window, click Settings... 


Step 3:Choose your settings and click OK

Layout Settings:

Retain Flowing Text - Exports content of PDF, but object positions may be changed (easier to edit).
Retain Page Layout - Exports content of PDF into text boxes so that object positions stay the same (more difficult to edit).

Comment Settings:

Choose to include or ignore document comments.

Image Settings:

Choose to include or ignore images.

Text Recognition Settings:

If the PDF is a scanned image, Acrobat will convert its text to editable text.

Step 4:Choose the name and location for your file and click Save.

Step 5:The converted file will then open in Word.


Convert to Excel Spreadsheet

Step 1:With the PDF open in Acrobat, click File > Export To > Spreadsheet > Microsoft Excel Workbook.


Step 2:In the Save As window, click Settings...


Step 3:Choose your settings and click OK.

Step 4:Choose the name and location for your file and click Save.

Step 5:The converted file will then open in Excel.


Copy/Convert Selections
You can select a portion of a PDF file to copy or convert instead of converting the entire file. The select tool will convert text and images as well as the format.

Step 1:Open the PDF file in Acrobat. Step 2:Choose the Select tool.

Step 3:Hover over a blank space in the portion of the PDF you wish to select. Your cursor will look like this:



If your cursor does not look like this (you may be hovering over text or an image), press the [Ctrl] key and hold it down while making your selection.
Step 4:Click and drag across the portion of the PDF you want. You can select multiple pages.

Step 5:Right click on the selection. You can choose to copy or export it.

Step 6:If you choose Copy With Formatting, you can paste it in another program. Same thing for Take a Snapshot.

Export Images
You can save the individual images within a PDF to open or edit in another program.

Step 1:Open the PDF file in Acrobat. Step 2:Click on the Tools pane in the upper left side of the screen.

Step 3:Click Export PDF.


Step 4:Click Image and then select the image format you want the images to be saved as.


Step 5:Check the box that says Export all Images and then click Export.

Step 6:You will then be given a list of recent folder. If you do not want to save the images to any of the folders listed, click Choose a Different Folder.
 
Step 7:
Choose the location for your images and then click Save.

Step 8:
The exported images will now be in that folder. Video
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