How to Edit PDF content in Word without Adobe Acrobat

Need to edit PDF text but just find it is not easy to do this? Even with a PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat. We all know that Word document is much easier for editing. So, many people would prefer another way: convert the PDF file to editable Word and edit PDF in Word. In order to edit PDF content in Word without Adobe Acrobat, you need some more affordable PDF to Word editor to convert the PDF files to editable Word, and change Word back to PDF format after editing the PDF files in Word. Or if you have upgraded or installed Microsoft Word 2013, you can directly edit PDF content in Word 2013.

Method 1. Edit PDF in Word 2013

When you open Word 2013 for the first time, the Word Start Screen will appear as below. From here, you'll be able to create a new document, choose a template, or open other documents like PDF.

Step 1, click Open Other Documetns

Step 2, find the PDF file location and click Browse to open the PDF. You can choose a PDF from Microsoft SkyDrive or Computer local disk.

Step 3, open and edit PDF in Word 2013

But for other Word users who do not have Office Word 2013 used, this way to edit PDF content does not work then, and you need a PDF to Word editor to convert your PDF files to editable Word 2010/2007/2003, then edit PDF content in Word.

Method 2. Edit PDF in Word with a converter

You can download Simpo PDF to Word or its Mac version - Simpo PDF to Word for Mac to convert your PDF files to editable Word format and edit PDF content in Word.

Step 1, click the buttons to download the program and install it on your computer to edit PDF in Word.

Win version: for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP users.

Mac version: for Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard users.

Step 2, click the Add PDF(s) button to import the PDF files you want to edit, or you can add a collection of PDF files for converting to Word at a time with the drag-drop function. This converter allows you to add as many as 200 PDF files one time.

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Step 3, convert PDF files to Word format for editing.

Step 4, open converted Word file and edit PDF content in Word. Adding or deleting text, inserting or changing, all editing are allowed in the converted Word documents.

Step 5 (optional), if you need to change the revised Word documents back to PDF format, you can use a PDF creator Windows. If you are using Mac computers, you can use the Preview feature to create PDF on Mac OS X.

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Though it is a bit trouble to edit PDF in Word in the second method, it's really economical to save money to buy an expensive Adobe Acrobat editor.

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