Convert PDF to Word – Do More With Your Documents! [3 Ways]

Convert PDF to Word - Do More With Your Documents

To save space and to ensure formatting and layout are not distorted, scanned files, official documents, and contracts are usually saved as PDF files. This indeed is helpful. However, the problem arises when you have to edit the PDF, search for text, add a blank page, annotate text and perform other editing operations.  This is when you may wonder how can you convert the PDF so that you perform editing as you do in a Word document, right? If this is you, continue reading to learn how to convert PDF to Word and other formats using Systweak PDF Editor. 

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How to Convert PDF to Word

Some of you may wonder why use an offline tool when there are online tools. Before answering that, let me ask a few questions –

  • Can you trust an online tool? 
  • Are you sure uploaded PDF files aren’t shared? 
  • Can you use it without an internet connection? 

If the answer to these questions is either a No or unsure, you now know why online tools are not preferred. 

As opposed to them, offline PDF editing software like Systweak PDF Editor not only ensures that your data is safe but is also thoroughly tested and trustworthy. 

This PDF editing software helps convert PDF to Word, but you can also compress PDF documents, protect them, digitally sign PDFs, annotate text, add comments, stamp PDF files, and do much more. Systweak PDF Editor also retains the layout and quality of PDFs when converted to editable Word files. 

Furthermore, converting PDF to Word is a 3 step process. Follow the instructions below, and learn how to convert PDF to Word.

Step 1. Run Systweak PDF Editor. If you haven’t downloaded the product, the first step is downloading, installing, and running Systweak PDF Editor.



Step 2 – Add the PDF Document to Convert. 

After launching Systweak PDF Editor click the Open PDF option and select the PDF you want to convert. 

open pdf option in Systweak PDF Editor

Step 3. Convert PDF to Word 

Now that the PDF file is added click the Convert tab and select the format. Since we want to convert the PDF into Word, we will select To Word. 

Convert tab

The tool will now download the components required to convert PDF. This is a one-time process and will just take a minute.   

downloading required components

Once it is done, you will get a new window. Click Convert To Word and wait for the process to finish.

Convert To Word button

Note : As per your convenience, you can select from the two convert modes - Textbox Layout and Document Layout.

When done, you will get a summary of the action performed, and the converted file be automatically saved in the same location where the PDF was saved.

total selected files

Read Also: Rearrange/Reorder Pages in a PDF File – A Quick Solution

Batch Convert PDF to Editable Word

Step 1. Launch Systweak PDF Editor 

Launch Systweak PDF Editor and click the Convert PDF option from the main interface. 

Step 2. Add PDFs or Folders with PDFs to Convert

To add and convert multiple PDFs, click Add Files > go to the location > press the Ctrl key to select the PDFs you want to add.

However, if you want to add a Folder, click the down arrow next to Add Files and select Add Folder.

select Add Folder


Step 3. Convert PDFs to Editable Word in Batch

After adding the PDF files, click Convert To Word to start the conversion process. 

Convert To Word in batch convert

You can select other formats to convert PDFs if you want. Click the down arrow next to the Select Format option and select from the options. Also, you can customize the location where you want to save the converted PDFs and can select the conversion modes. 

select conversion mode

This is how you can convert Batch PDFs to Word or any format you choose. 

Read Also: PDF Editing 101 – How to Add a Blank Page to Existing PDF

How to Convert Scanned PDF File to Word?

Now that you know how to convert PDFs to Word, if you are thinking about whether or not Systweak PDF Editor can convert a scanned PDF into an editable Word file, here’s the answer. Yes, Systweak PDF Editor can help with that too. 

What is OCR?

OCR is a technology used to recognize characters within a scanned PDF or a digital image, which stands for Optical Character Recognition. Using the OCR feature in Systweak PDF Editor, you can convert scanned PDFs to searchable and selectable text. 

To do so, follow these steps:

Step 1 – Add scanned PDF

As the first step, you need to add the scanned PDF to Systweak PDF Editor. Click Open PDF and add the scanned PDF. 

open pdf option in Systweak PDF Editor

Step 2 – Perform OCR 

Once the file is added, you will see a notification bar at the top notifying you to Perform OCR. Click on it and wait for the process to complete. Once done, you can convert the scanned PDF to a Word file. 

Perform OCR notification bar

Step 3 – Convert Scanned PDF to Word 

To convert the scanned PDF after performing OCR click on the Convert tab and select To Word > click Convert To Word. 

Convert Scanned PDF to Word

This is how you can convert scanned PDF files to Word documents and start editing the document. 

Convert PDFs to Word with Systweak PDF Editor

Systweak PDF Editor is a useful and simple-to-use PDF editing tool that lets you convert PDF files to Word documents, PowerPoint, Excel, or other popular formats. The OCR feature helps convert scanned PDF files into searchable and selectable editable files. In addition to this, you can use it to annotate text, highlight important points, add comments, insert blank pages, and extract, merge, and split PDFs. 

The ways mentioned above will help convert PDFs to Word and other formats, whether scanned or not. Moreover, you can use Systweak PDF Editor to perform other operations. So give it a try and share your feedback in the comments. 

Next Read: How To Merge Or Split Your PDF File

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Preeti Seth
Preeti Seth

A UX writer who loves explaining technical details in a clear, crisp, and concise manner. She loves writing about technical troubleshooting, How-To's, product reviews, etc. In her free time, she loves reading, meditating, and traveling.

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