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How to Edit a PDF File Using Word

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Editing PDF files can be a major hassle. But here’s a simple trick for editing them–and all you need is Microsoft Word.

While you can’t edit a PDF file directly in PDF format in Word, we’ll use a workaround that lets you make edits and still have a PDF when you’re done.

  • In Word, head to File > Open and then navigate to the PDF file that you’d like to edit.
  • Word will automatically convert the PDF into an editable Word document. Once it opens, make any edits you need to. (Note that this may not look exactly like the original PDF, especially if the original file contained multiple graphics.)
  • Now head to File > Save As. In the “Save as Type” dropdown menu, choose PDF, not the Word Document format. Now you have an edited PDF document to share as you please.

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