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Usually, we meet with many problems when we copy the content from PDF to Word. For example, the original layout changes and the images cannot be copied. In this essay, we will talk about how to copy PDF to Word easily.

Part 1: How to Copy PDF to Word?

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If we want to completely copy PDF to Word, we can convert PDF to Word with the professional PDF converter. In the followings, we will show you how to convert PDF to Word with Renee PDF Aide.

1. Renee PDF Aide

① What is Renee PDF Aide?
Renee PDF Aide is the software that supports to edit PDF and convert PDF. With utilization of the advanced OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, it can convert PDF to Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Image/HTML/TXT and the other common formats. You can designate the specific pages to be converted at the speed of 80 pages/min. Besides, it can repair the damaged PDF files, compress PDF files to shorten the loading time, merge several files into one and rotate the file position. En/decryption and watermark are allowed to add for PDF files, too.
What’s more, Renee PDF Aide supports English/French/German/Spanish/Portuguese/Chinese/Korean/Japanese. Under the mode of OCR, it can greatly improve the accuracy of character recognition. Even though you are a new user, you can use this software easily.
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② How to use Renee PDF Aide?
Renee PDF Aide offers 2 kinds of functions, editing PDF and converting PDF to the other formats. Next, we will show you how to convert PDF to Word with this software.
Here are the steps.
Step 1: Download and install Renee PDF Aide. Open the software and get into [Convert PDF].
select to convert pdf with renee pdf converter
Step 2: Then, select [Word] as the output format. Next, click on [Add Files] to select the target PDF file. After that, check the option [Enable OCR] to improve the character recognition.
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Tips About the OCR function:

The OCR function can improve text recognition in two ways:

A. Recognize words on image and PDF. You can use this function to improve text recognition when you are going to convert the image-based PDF and the scanned PDF.

B. Recognize the font style to avoid garbled codes when there are different embedded font styles on the PDF file.。

Step 3: Select the destination and click on [Convert] to convert PDF to Word. That can quickly and completely copy the content from PDF to Word.
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If the content on the PDF is merely text, we can use Microsoft Word to open the PDF file and then copy the content.

2. Microsoft Word

This method is merely available in the 2013 and the later versions of Microsoft Word. It is emphasized that the content should be text only.
Step 1: Open Microsoft Word and then open the target PDF file within the application. This process depends on the file size. If the file includes many images or the size is large, it will be time consuming.
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Step 2: Then, the text will be copied into Word. Save the file by selecting [File] – [Save] or [Save as].
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3. Google Docs

Google Docs is the free online office service which can process text, sheet and powerpoint. Users can share documents to the other people through this service. But it is not a perfect way to copy PDF to Word. The layout cannot be remained and the images are deleted when the content is copied from PDF to Word. If you care about the complete layout, we suggest using Renee PDF Aide.
Let’s learn about how to copy PDF to Word through Google Docs.
Step 1: Log in the Google Drive account and then select [My Drive] – [Upload files] to upload the target PDF file to Google Drive.
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Step 2: Right click at the uploaded file and then select [Open With] – [Google Docs].
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Step 3: Edit the PDF file with the functions at the top bar. After that, select [File] – [Download] – [Microsoft Word (.docx)] to copy the content from PDF to Word.
how to copy pdf to word with google docs

Part 2: Comparison

From the above content, we’ve talked about how to copy PDF to Word with Renee PDF Aide, Microsoft Word and Google Docs. Renee PDF Aide can copy the complete content with the advanced OCR technology. Besides, it offers many editing functions to help you improve the PDF file.
Microsoft Word and Google Docs can copy the text-only PDF file to Word. They are not suitable for the PDF file with many images.
However, Renee PDF Aide is more user-friendly, compared with Google Docs and Microsoft Word. It can be used offline, without the need of the stable network.
These are the ways to copy PDF to Word. Try them one by one now!