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3 Easy Ways to Copy PDF to Word

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Sometimes, copy PDF to Word is not as simple as you would think. The formatting of the document may not be retained and the images cannot be copied in the same way. PDFelement can help you solve this with various solutions if you are wondering how to copy PDF to Word.

Way 1: How to Copy PDF to Word

Step 1. Import PDF File for Copying

The first step is to open your PDF file in PDFelement. You can either use the "Open File" button on the main page or simply drag and drop the PDF file into the PDFelement program window to open it.

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Step 2. Copy and Paste from PDF to Word

Once the PDF file is open, click on "Edit text and image object" button to enable the editing mode, then you can select the text or image as you want to copy to Word.

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PDFelement is one of the best applications to copy PDF to Word. It is available for both Windows and macOS X. It will let you select any text or image that you want to copy from PDF to Word. If your PDF file is a secured PDF, then please refer to the article about how to copy text from secured PDF here.


Way 2: Copy PDF to Word by Converting

If the PDF file is large and you want to copy the whole content from PDF to word, you can use the convert option. This option in PDFelement will help you convert PDF to word document directly. Plus, it has the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature that can help you convert scanned or image-based PDF file to editable word as well, you can copy and paste the content with no trouble.

Step 1. Open PDF

Go to the main program window of PDFelement and click on "Open File" to browse the PDF you want to copy to word.

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Step 2. PDF to Word

Click the "Convert" > "To Word" button to start the conversion process. And you can refer to the article here about how to convert scanned PDF to word.

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If you need to copy PDF to word for multiple documents, then you can also use the "Batch Process" option in PDFelement to help you convert multiple PDF files to word.

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Way 3: How to Copy PDF to Word by Google Drive

Step 1. Upload PDF

Upload the target PDF document into your Google Drive account first.

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Step 2. Open PDF

Right-click the PDF file to choose "Open With" > "Google Docs", then your PDF document will be opened online as editable. You can select the content to copy and paste from PDF to word. However, the layout of your PDF content may not be retained when you use this method, some content may also be changed and it cannot help you copy image from PDF to word. So it is still better to use PDFelement to copy PDF to word without losing quality.

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