Free PDF To Word Converter

How to convert PDF files to Word documents? – this seems to be an often asked question nowadays. Normally you can’t edit PDF files (unless you buy an expensive editor) and extracting text/images from PDF files can be hard, so converting .pdf files to .doc may seem like a natural solution for those familiar with Microsoft Word.

Unfortunately free PDF to Word converters are hard to come by – in fact, until recently there was absolutely no way to do this conversion without either buying an expensive propiertary tool or using some lousy “PDF to text” converters that couldn’t handle images, tables, complex layouts, varying fonts and so on.

I spent more than an hour searching for a way to do it and was almost ready to give up when I discovered a great online tool that will convert any PDF file to a Microsoft Word document. The best part is – it’s completely free! I’m talking about Zamzar – a free online conversion service.

Converting PDF files to Word is very easy :

  1. Go to Zamzar.com.
  2. Click “Browse” and choose the PDF file you wan to convert to .doc (you can repeat this step several times to add multiple files).
  3. Select “doc” from the “format to conver to” dropdown. There are other possibilites, too, like rtf, html and so on.
  4. Enter your e-mail address in the corresponding box.
  5. Click Convert! The file will be uploaded to Zamzar and very soon you’ll get an e-mail with a link to download the converted file(s).

I tested it with several PDF files and I must say the quality of conversion was good. Not perfect, but the document layout, images and text formatting were preserved well enough. I’ll certainly use this tool in the future in case I need to convert PDF to Word documents.

Zamzar is more than a free pdf-to-word converter – it can also handle a multitude of other file formats, converting between various document, image, music and video formats. Looks like a great all-round online tool to me.

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71 Responses to “Free PDF To Word Converter”

  1. James Arthur Bull says:

    need to edit folder called up but am unable to do so help!

  2. mc says:

    Thank you for the info. Just also want to share this other way of pdf conversion. See this http://convertdocumenttopdf.com

  3. fiona says:

    Although the free online pdf to word converter ia a bonus tip for us, but usually it has a limitation of file size and amount. That is to say, you can’t totally depends on it, no mention the unstable of it. Anyway, we don’t ought to demand too much about it, it’s free. I usually transform PDF to word with a pdf to word converter, before I purchased it I had used the trial version for a long time. It’s good enough to consider purchasing.

  4. Zamzar is one of most amazing online applications i have used. i don’t have to install any software or spend hard disk space for it, but i still have converted files with high quality. Love it ^^

  5. Daisy says:

    I have to say zamar.com is a good format converting site very convenient. But the accuracy for pdf to word conversion of complex content is relative lame. Anyway, tahnnk you for sharing this tip here. It’s a really necessary for us to convert pdf to editable word for editing, copying, reusing, etc.

  6. 356one says:

    Thanks for sharing. I just find about this and just to know today. try to do this way.

  7. Peter Patrick says:

    I am currently using a totally free pdf to word tool, pls visit here:
    http://www.calibre-ebook.com

  8. ezlin says:

    Thank you. Useful information to me =)..

  9. Thanks for sharing the blog.

    There are many other PDF software that help you convert PDF to Word document within minutes. This saves our time and efforts.

  10. I’m in the process of developing a python based script that will do PDF TO Word conversion but I think I need to have OpenOffice bundled with the script since this would be needed to handle .doc files.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

  11. Kalpana says:

    Another PDF to word converter. It also retains hyperlinks, quality of images etc..really accurate.

    http://pdfaid.com/pdf-to-docx.aspx

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