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

Chris is a Microsoft Office Master Instructor. He trains corporate clients in Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook. Menard is a speaker for the Georgia Society of CPAs and the University of Georgia. When he's not training, he blogs about technology and creates training videos on YouTube. Currently, there are over 400 technology videos available on his YouTube Channel.