How to edit or convert PDF files online for free on mobile or PC

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Updated: December 15, 2020 20:22:17

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Many people use PDF (Portable Document Format) for official purposes. It is better than sending a Word file as a PDF to keep the format of the content intact even if you open it on any device. However, there are times when you need to edit the PDF file, which is not quite easy and free.

To edit a PDF file, you first need to convert it to a Word document, which will take less than a minute to do. We have listed three methods, which you can try to convert PDF files into editable Word documents and then save them in the desired format. Read on to learn more.

PC or mobile device: how to edit or convert PDF files for free

Method 1

This is the easiest way to convert PDF files to Word. This will work on all devices, whether it’s your PC or mobile phone. Now, follow the below mentioned steps.

Step 1: Go to the website This is one of the best sites and solutions for your every pdf problem. Once the site is loaded, you will see many options, including Edit PDF, PDF to Word, and Merge PDF and more.

Step 2: You just have to click on the “PDF to Word” option.

Step 3: Now, click choose file, select the PDF file you want to convert to Word and click Open. Note that you will be required to log in to use the site an unlimited number of times for free. If you are not logged in, you will only be able to use the site twice a day.

Step 4: Once the file is uploaded, click Convert and that’s it. Once the conversion is complete, click on download. Now you will get an editable word document on your PC or computer. After editing, you can save the file in the format you want. You can follow the same steps on mobile as well.

Method 2

If you have the Microsoft Word app on your computer or mobile device, you don’t need to convert the pdf separately. You just have to open Microsoft Word on your computer or smartphone and upload the PDF file you want to convert or edit. Once the PDF file is open, you will see an edit option, which you need to press.

After that, the PDF file will be automatically converted into a Word document. Before converting a PDF file to Word, Microsoft warns that the pdf file format may be slightly different when used in Word. This is rare if the format is not basic and very complicated. When you are done editing, you can simply save the edited file in your preferred format.

Method 3

Similarly, you can also use Google Docs to convert any PDF file to Word documents. For that, you just need to open the Google Drive app on your phone or visit site on your computer. Just make sure you are logged into your Google account to perform the task.

Once the Drive app is open, choose the file you want to upload and open it.

Once the file is loaded, you need to find the “Open With” option. On mobile devices, this is hidden in the three-pointed icon, located in the upper right corner. On the desktop, just right-click, which will bring up some of the options, including “Open with”.

You must then open the file with “Google Docs”. It will automatically convert the pdf file so you can edit it. For mobile devices, make sure you have the Google Docs app.

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