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Copying from a PDF file to Word is not as simple as copying from a Word to Word file. Sometimes, the formatting of the document is ruined and the images cannot be copied in the same way. In order to resolve these issues, you can extract PDF to Word to make all the required changes. Copying or extracting PDF to Word is not possible in the built-in PDF readers present in the Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS X. So, you will have to use PDFelement to do this task.

One of the best applications to copy PDF to Word is the PDFelement which is available for both Windows and Mac OS X. Wondershare PDFelement will let you select any text or images that you want to copy from PDF to Word and you can also extract the PDF document in Word format to make the editing easier.

Basically, PDFelement provides a complete solution to manage your PDF file from creating a PDF file from blank page to locking it with a passWord, editing a PDF document to converting it to the Word document and creating simple PDF forms to filling them and signing them using digital signature option in the Wondershare PDFelement. In order to copy PDF to Word, you can use the editing option which can let you add, replace or remove any text or image in the PDF file. Once editing option is enabled, your PDF file will act like a Word document and the process of copying becomes exactly similar to the Word document.


2 Ways to Copy PDF to Word Easily

Way 1: Copy Contents from PDF to Word

Step 1. Import PDF File for Copying

The very step is to import the PDF file in the Wondershare PDFelement, you can either use the "Open File" button on the main page or can simply drag and drop the PDF file in the Wondershare PDFelement to open the required PDF file. Both ways are efficient and does the same function.

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Step 2. Select Texts or Image of PDF for Copying to Word

Once the PDF file is opened, click on "Select" under the menu bar to select text in PDF you want to copy to Word. Now, if you move the cursor on a text, it will automatically show a box around the text.

You can also click on the Image to select the image in PDF you want to copy to Word.

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Step 3. Copy the PDF Content and Paste in Word:

Right-click on the texts or images selected and click on the option "Copy Text" or "Copy to Clipboard". After copying the content from PDF file, open Word and paste these contents in the Word. You can either copy and paste the text or images from the PDF files to the Word.

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Way 2: Extract PDF to Word

If the PDF file has a rather large size and you want to copy the whole page from the file, you can use the extract page option. This option in Wondershare PDFelement will extract PDF to Word and you don’t need to copy from PDF document. Moreover, with the price tag of a basic application, it provides professional features such as OCR, metatag removal and digital signatures.

So, if the PDF file is composed of the scanned images, you can enable the OCR option which will recognize the text in the scanned image and will convert the whole image into editable Word document. This document then can be edited in the Microsoft Word, Google Documents or the Apple Pages app on the Mac. Here’s the step by step guide on how you can use the Wondershare PDFelement to copy contents from PDF to Word or extract PDF page to Word. 1

Step 1. Open PDF for Extracting to Word

Go to the main page of the Wondershare PDFelement and click on "File" and then "Open". Now, click on "Browse" and select the required PDF file.

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Step 2. Extract PDF Page

Once the PDF file is loaded in the Wondershare PDFelement, click on the "Page" tab which is right next to the Edit. Click on the "Extract" button in this tab which will open a new window in Wondershare PDFelement.

Select the Pages that you want to extract, you can either select a page range or use the odd or even sequence to extract the pages. Finally, click on the "OK". You will see that the extracted PDF file will be opened in the new tab in Wondershare PDFelement.

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Step 3. Convert the Extracted Page to Word:

In order to convert the extracted PDF page to Word, go back to the "Home" and select "To Word". A new dialogue box will be opened in the program. Click on the "Settings" button and you can set options for the PDF file. After setting everything, Click on the "Save" button.

That's it! Selected Pages from the PDF file will be converted to the Word document.

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Published: Nov 16,2017 14:57 pm / Updated: Nov 16,2017 14:59 pm

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