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 :
- Go to Zamzar.com.
- Click “Browse” and choose the PDF file you wan to convert to .doc (you can repeat this step several times to add multiple files).
- Select “doc” from the “format to conver to” dropdown. There are other possibilites, too, like rtf, html and so on.
- Enter your e-mail address in the corresponding box.
- 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.Related posts :