Thank you for the Online Pdf Editing , Mohamed Ghrebi. Can Microsoft Word edit PDF files? Being the EXPERT that I am in both Microsoft Word and Online Pdf Editing , my first thoughts were, "Of course not." But before I stuck my proverbial foot in my mouth, I thought I should try it first. I'm using Microsoft Office Professional 2016. Different versions might have different outcomes. I opened a blank Word file and from the menu, I selected “File” and then “Open” and navigated my way to the first PDF file I found. It was a PDF I had made from an article on the Internet using Online Pdf Editing . This is a screenshot of the beginning of the file. I selected that file and this was the message I saw. Wow! It looks like I was wrong so I clicked on “OK” and was presented with the “hourglass.” That made sense. After all, Word had informed me that this might take a while so I waited. And I waited and I waited and… Well, 20 minutes later, this is what I saw. … The “hourglass,” still. So, I used “TaskManager” to exit out of Word and thought I would try it again on a simpler file. I selected a PDF that I had printed from a Word file. You really can’t get any simpler than that. This is a screenshot of a portion of the second file I tried. Of course, I was presented with the same notification. I clicked on “OK” and IMMEDIATELY my PDF file opened in Microsoft Word! This is a screenshot of a portion of that file. Word converted my PDF file into a fully-edible Word file. I’m glad I didn’t “shoot from the hip” and say “no.” Instead, I learned something. You CAN edit a PDF file in Word assuming the file is not so complex that it doesn’t cause Word to hang or freeze when it tries to open it. As I mentioned, I was using version 2016. Perhaps 2019 or, even the cloud version, Office 365, would/could do a better job of this. However, my “experiment” was sufficient “proof-of-concept” to lead me to conclude that indeed, it can be done.
How to edit PDF files in Microsoft Word Now that I know that Microsoft Word CAN edit PDF files and that it might just work in your circumstances, we can move on to how you might try this for yourself. Microsoft Word 2016 is installed on Windows computers. If you haven’t installed Microsoft Word, you can download version 2015 here. You must save the .exe file to your desired directory after downloading, though. When Windows is launched, your default options are to open your file by selecting it from the list or by clicking the “File” link that appears at the bottom of the Screen Screen. When you're in the ’screen screen, hold down the ‛Windows’ key to bring up the ’Start’ menu. Click ‛New’. In the ’New’ Create New Document’ dialog box, click ’File’‖‗ ‖‖Open‖‗ ’Selected ‖Open‖‗‖ ’In Text.