Edit a PDF file with Word 2016 or Word 2013

Open and Edit PDF from Microsoft Word

To convert a PDF into an editable Word document, you open it like you would any other document.

  1. Click File > Open.
  2. Choose the location of the PDF and click Browse.
  3. Find the PDF and click Open.

Video of editing a PDF file

Edit PDF by opening the file with Word 2016

Another method is to right-click the PDF file, point to Open With and select Word 2016 or Word 2013.

Note: Word 2007 and Word 2010 do not allow you to edit a PDF file.

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Chris Menard

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